Media Bio — Dr Nicole Archard

Principal of Loreto College Marryatville

Dr Nicole Archard is a highly qualified, passionate advocate for girls’ education. With a Doctor in Philosophy in Gender, Girls’ Education, Women and Leadership, in addition to three Masters’ degrees, she is well qualified to champion that view.

Dr Archard believes that a girls' school environment is the best place for girls to be educated and that it equips them to challenge gender stereotypes, develop a confident and articulate voice, develop leadership capacity in all forums, and be comfortable within themselves.

A published author and accomplished public speaker, Dr Archard advocates nationally and internationally on the topics of gender, women and leadership, girls and STEM, and girls’ education.

Her insightful and passionate commentary has been featured on television program, 60 Minutes and across news outlets including The Adelaide Advertiser and The Australian. More recently, she has appeared in CEO Magazine and on ABC Radio National Breakfast discussing girls' education.

Dr Nicole Archard, Principal of Loreto College Marryatville (BA DipEd, MA, MEdLead, MTheolSt, PhD)
Dr Nicole Archard, Principal of Loreto College Marryatville (BA DipEd, MA, MEdLead, MTheolSt, PhD)

Dr Archard is available for media commentary on a variety of topics including:

  • Girls and Gender Issues
  • Technology and STEM
  • Adolescence
  • Education

For interview access or commentary requests from Dr Archard please contact:

Shannon Muscolino

Shannon Muscolino

PR Account Director, Ardent Communications



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About Loreto College Marryatville

Loreto College Marryatville is South Australia’s leading all-girls day and boarding school, catering for students from Early Learning to Year 12. 

Established in 1905, a Loreto education is built on a 400-year-old tradition first inspired by the founder of Loreto schools worldwide, Mary Ward, and encapsulates her beliefs in delivering an education which inspires strong, passionate, and confident girls and young women. 

In delivering this view, Loreto College Marryatville provides girls with a well-rounded education where students are presented with a broad range of opportunities and given the support and encouragement to become confident and engaged learners with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to their world.

Loreto College Marryatville is led by principal and passionate advocate for girls’ education, Dr. Nicole Archard.


316 Portrush Road Marryatville SA 5068

+08 8334 4200

[email protected]