How is ATLAS organised?

ATLAS is co-ordinated by Tara Duncan who is situated at Dalarna University in Falun, Sweden. ATLAS is run by a secretariat based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which is accountable to the ATLAS executive, elected from the ATLAS membership.

ATLAS Board per 15-10-2023
Tara Duncan – Coordinator/chair
Corné Dijkmans  – Vice Chair
Willem Coetzee – Interim Treasurer
Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong – Utility Board Member
Ziene Mottiar – Coordinator Student Chapter / Coordinator Winter University
Miju Choi – Coordinator PhD colloquium
Jane Turner – Coordinator Special Interest Groups
Vacency – Coordinator Publications
Sheena Carlisle Coordinator AQUALT Accreditation System
Alžbeta Kiralova – Coordinator Connections
Angela Wright – Coordinator Connections
Conny Mayer-Bonder – Coordinator Connections
Daniel Binder – Annual Conference Organiser


Regional coordinators

Karen Harris – Coordinator ATLAS Africa
Christoffel Botha – Coordinator ATLAS Africa
Chin-Ee Ong – Coordinator ATLAS Asia

Xueke  Yang – Coordinator ATLAS Asia
Alžbeta Kiralova – Coordinator ATLAS Europe
Willem Coetzee – Coordinator ATLAS Oceania
Filareti Kotsi – Coordinator ATLAS Middle East
Daniel Barrera-Fernández – Coordinator ATLAS Latin America

All full members of ATLAS are eligible to stand as candidates for the executive and the boards of the regional associations.

ATLAS Advisory Board

As part of the 30th Anniversary, ATLAS has installed an Advisory Board. The main task is to strategically advise ATLAS and to recommend and develop potential new revenue streams. One of the first outputs of this new Advisory Board was the launch of an ATLAS thesis prize. Current members of this Advisory Board are former chairs and members of the ATLAS Board: Melanie Smith, Carlos Fernandes, Rob Davidson, Ana Goytia Pratt, John Swarbrooke, Carina Ren en Rene van der Duim.


The workings of the Advisory Board will be evaluated after 2 years. If you have any suggestions for the future direction of ATLAS or ideas for increasing revenues, please contact the Advisory Board by sending an email to

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