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As an Incorporated Association WASS is governed by a Committee of Management


Over the years there have been many people who have voluntarily given their time to be on the Committee of Management (CoM) of WASS Inc. We wish to thank these people for their time, wisdom and direction in the Society that has continued to support community education of sexuality and also support high standards and continuing education of professionals from a variety of backgrounds.


Each year, at the Annual General Meeting of WASS Inc, the Board members are elected to their positions.

As a member you are encouraged to support the governance of WASS Inc through nominating to be a member of the BoM, or to be a member of one of the sub-committees, or to provide assistance at events etc.


The current WASS Board of Management for 2017-2018 are:

Chairperson: Ryan Gay

Vice-Chairperson: Laura Milosavljevic

Treasurer: Hugh Collin

Secretary: Jaimie Hilton

Ordinary Member: Sandra Basham

Ordinary Member: currently vacant and the Board will put out expressions of interest in December 2019

Student Representative: currently vacant and the Board will put out expressions of interest in December 2019


Board meetings are open to any member who wishes to come along but we ask you to confirm your attendance with the



Russ Davey Student Sexology Award


Russ Davey was the student representative on the WASS Board in 1997 and the President of WASS from 1998 to the end of 1999.


During this time Russ was intensely involved in researching sexology and was completing his PhD in Sexology. Russ was instrumental in the restructure of WASS and the Australian Society of Sexuality Educators, Researchers, and Therapists: ASSERT.


In early 2000 Russ died from cancer.


To honour his work in the broad area of sexology and specifically his work within WASS, an annual Award until 2010 was established by WASS and concluded in 2010.


Criteria for the Award: during the calendar year the student with the highest grade in a 2nd, 3rd or 4th postgraduate unit in sexology at Curtin University will receive the award.


The award, was a certificate and a cheque for $500, being testament to outstanding effort and achievement in a unit in sexology. 


The recipients of the Russ Davey Student Sexology Award


  • 2000 Ms Katie Scott

  • 2001 Miss Angela Formato

  • 2002 Ms Rebecca Bunney

  • 2003 Ms Jenny Price

  • 2004 Ms Nicole Cartier & Ms Calee Spinney

  • 2005 Ms Leanne Aurisch

  • 2006 Ms Fabia Hunter

  • 2007 Ms Kylie Black

  • 2008 Ms Kelly McDonell

  • 2009 Ms Helena Green

  • 2010 Ms Emma Stewart

WASS wish to congratulate all these people who have contributed greatly to the WA sexology field throughout their sexology studies

WASS Life Members


Life memberships are awarded to those people who have made considerable contributions to WASS or the field of sexology locally, Nationally and internationally, or all these. A life membership is one of the highest achievements that an organisation can bestoy on a person. These people are nominated to the Board of Management and the Board reviews the documents presented, contacts others for information and then decides on the Life Memebership which is usually presented at the WASS AGM.


WASS is extremely grateful to the following Life Members who have given so much to sexology and the association:


WASS Life Members


Life Member                          Awarded

  • Dr Carol Dellar                    1988

  • Dr Gwen Leavesley             1989

  • Prof Rosemary Coates        1990

  • Dr Gareth Merriman            2003

  • Dr Lorel Mayberry               2008

  • Dr Vivienne Cass                 2009

  • Ms Kath Mazzela                 2011


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