The Dean is responsible for overseeing the daily management of all aspects college life, supporting both the students and residential staff in making sure the college is safe, enjoyable and all-inclusive.

Nicholas Dowd

Dean, Goldstein

Born and raised in a small country town, I completed a teaching degree in Physical Education (PD/H/PE) and taught in a variety of schools (rural and urban) for 8 years in Sydney and London. During this time, I also completed a Graduate Diploma in Exercise & Sports Science and was lucky enough to work at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

I diversified into other educational pursuits and was successful in gaining a position at UNSW within the International and Study Abroad office. I continued to work in international education for the next 14 years, gaining a Masters in Event Management.

Fast forward to today… I’m married to my lovely wife Natalie and we have two tremendous kids. Being Dean of Goldstein is an immensely rewarding experience where I get to interact and help shape some extremely remarkable young individuals

What cheers you up?

The Sydney Swans winning any game and cuddles from my kids.

What inspires you?

Watching successes, whether they’re large or minor in nature, particularly within your family.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

South America including Cuba and the Caribbean. Never been, visually stunning, excellent food, looking forward to it.

What sound or noise do you love?

Bit of a parent’s answer, but your kids laughing. There’s no better sound!

What would your karaoke song be?

Plush, Stone Temple Pilots.

Resident Fellows

Resident fellows (RFs) are staff members of UNSW and typically in their final years of study or already holding a degree. RFs live with the students on their floors and provide daily academic and pastoral support. RFs aren’t teachers, but they’re a little like a supportive older sibling with loads of experience to pass on and a willingness to help guide the residents.

My favourite part of being an RF is getting to meet some lovely individuals and sharing all the great experiences they have while at university and college.

Zara Rolfe, Deputy Dean



Deputy Dean

Zara Rolfe
6th Year, Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Resident Fellow

Lauren Wallace
4th Year Bachelor of Fine Art - Film and Sound / Sculpture

Resident Fellow

James Mann
5th year Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Masters of Biomedical Engineering

Resident Fellow

Sinali Kaggodaarachchi
4th Year, Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (MD) Floor 5

Student Fellow

Geoff Murphy

2nd Year, Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (MD)