UQ's staff represents both its greatest resource and its largest investment. Our workforce underpins all that we do across learning, discovery and engagement.

The UQ Strategic Plan sets out to develop a diverse community of knowledge seekers and leaders who embody a One UQ culture and use collaborative partnerships to connect and co-create. UQ HR is here to support that objective.

We support UQ staff and leaders through the foundations of the employment experience, including managing workforce strategies, recruiting and developing UQ talent, enhancing the existing employee experience, managing rewards and benefits, and enabling organisational effectiveness.

Executive team

The Human Resources executive team operate as the functional leaders of UQ's HR teams. Our mission is to enable HR professionals to support staff across the organisation and facilitate change in a productive way. 

Name Position title Contact details
Al Jury Chief Human Resources Officer chiefhrofficer@uq.edu.au
(07) 3365 2055
Bill Kernahan Deputy Director HR Client Services b.kernahan@uq.edu.au
(07) 3365 3102
Anthony Lennon Associate Director Workplace Relations anthony.lennon@uq.edu.au
(07) 3365 3030
Declan Hughes Associate Director Organisational and Leadership Development (Acting) d.hughes1@uq.edu.au
(07) 3365 6965
Dee Gibbon Associate Director Workplace Diversity and Inclusion d.gibbon@uq.edu.au
(07)3365 7543
Shane Pitman Associate Director People Services shane.pitman@uq.edu.au
(07) 3443 1073
Renée Bowyer-Bower Manager of HR Transformation r.bowyerbower@uq.edu.au
(07) 3365 2664

Client Services

HR has dedicated Client Services teams embedded UQ's faculties, institutes and central areas. Client Services teams provide support to clients relating to:

  • strategic workforce planning
  • performance development and management
  • position creation and classification
  • policy and procedural advice
  • recognition and reward processes
  • conflicts of interest
  • organisational and leadership development.

We service 8 areas across UQ:

  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
  • Central Services (includes COO portofolio, DVC-A, DVC-EE, DVC-R, Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice-Chancellor)
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Institutes
  • Medicine
  • Science.
Faculty, institute or central area Contact details
Central areas (includes COO Portolios, DVC-A, DVC-R, DVC-EE, Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice-Chancellor)

(07) 3365 7272

central-hr-advisory@uq.edu.au

 JD Story Building (Building 61)

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

(07) 3346 0628

hr@bel.uq.edu.au

 Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14)

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

(07) 3345 7368

hr@eait.uq.edu.au

 Sir James Foots Building (Building 47A)

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

(07) 3346 3026

habs-hr-advisory@uq.edu.au

 Social Sciences Building (Building 24)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

(07) 3365 4921

hr@hass.uq.edu.au

 Forgan Smith Building (Building 1)

Faculty of Medicine

Visit the Faculty of Medicine Professional Services Directory to find the contact for your area.

med.hr@uq.edu.au

 Oral Health Centre (Building 883)

Faculty of Science

(07) 3365 2157

science.hr@uq.edu.au

 Physics Annexe (Building 6)

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

(07) 3346 3041

aibnhr@uq.edu.au

 Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Building 75)

Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)

(07) 3346 2120

hr.imb@imb.uq.edu.au

 Queensland Bioscience Precinct - West (Building 80)

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

(07) 3346 2772

qaafi_hr@uq.edu.au

 Queensland Bioscience Precinct - East (Building 80)

Queensland Brain Institute

(07) 3346 6420

hr.qbi@uq.edu.au

 Queensland Brain Institute (Building 79)

Sustainable Minerals Institute

(07) 3346 4008

smihr@uq.edu.au

 Sir James Foots Building (Building 47A)

Client Services Leadership Team

Name Position title Contact details
Bill Kernahan Deputy Director, HR Client Services (07) 3443 1072
Chelse Dunne HR Relationship Manager, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (07) 3365 4798
Colleen McAleese HR Relationship Manager, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (07) 3446 1635
Justine Kay HR Relationship Manager, Faculty of Science (07) 3365 9761
Julie Campbell HR Relationship Manager, Faculty of Medicine (07) 3365 5030
Jeff Dullaway HR Relationship Manager, Central (07) 3346 0405
Maree Jennings HR Relationship Manager, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology and Institutes (07) 3446 3961
Rebecca Dorman HR Relationship Manager, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (07) 3443 2031

Recruitment Services

Recruitment Services is a specialist team of talent sourcers, advisors and administrators who can support you to secure the best talent for your team. We are transforming the way we perform recruitment at UQ, and are constantly seeking feedback from clients to ensure we are meeting your needs.

Recruitment Services provides support through:

  • coordinating recruitment processes for advertised roles
  • focusing on branding, attraction and sourcing
  • enhancing the candidate experience
  • streamlining onboarding to UQ
  • tailored assessment and selection
  • talent strategies and projects
  • defining UQ's Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
  • promoting UQ's Employer Brand
  • facilitating assessment centres for bulk recruitment activities
  • delivering recruitment campaigns

Contact the Recruitment Services team

More information about recruitment processes and policies

Employee Services

Employee Services is a dedicated team focused on delivering accurate and efficient HR operations activity. The Employee Services team delivers HR operational activity relating to:

  • updating employment details and employee records
  • adjustments to reporting lines
  • statements of service
  • employment confirmation letters
  • we can also assist with general enquiries relating to HR processes.
Faculty, institute or central area Contact details
Central areas (includes COO Portolios, DVC-A, DVC-R, DVC-EE, Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice-Chancellor)

(07) 3443 1725

central-hr-transactions@uq.edu.au

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

(07) 3346 7868

hr@bel.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

(07) 3443 1717

eaithr.transactions@uq.edu.au

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

(07) 3443 1719

habs-hr-transactions@uq.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

(07) 3365 4961

hr@hass.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Medicine

(07) 3443 1707

med.hr@uq.edu.au

Faculty of Science

(07) 3346 7863

sciencehrpst.transactions@uq.edu.au

Institutes

(07) 3443 1713

institutes.hr@uq.edu

Employee Services Leadership Team

Name Position title Contact details
Maggie Hibbs Manager, Employee Services (07) 3365 1019
Liza Leibbrandt Team Leader, Employee Services (07) 3443 1720
John Yance Senior Employee Services Coordinator
EAIT, Institutes and Science
(07) 3443 1066
Marey Christou Senior Employee Services Coordinator
BEL, COO, DVC-A, DVC-R, DVC-EE
(07) 3365 1223
Liza Leibbrandt
(Team Leader)
Senior Employee Services Coordinator
Medicine, HASS and HABS
(07) 3443 1703

Salary and Benefits

The primary mission of the Salary and Benefits team is to provide professional payroll services to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and in a timely manner. This includes:

  • salary payments
  • tax withholdings
  • superannuation
  • separation payments
  • salary packagaing
  • deductions
  • over time claims

Payroll

Salary Packaging

Superannuation

Salary and Benefits Leadership Team

Name Position title Contact details
Maggie Hibbs Manager, Employee Services (07) 3365 1019
Melissa Rockingham Team Leader, Salary and Benefits Services (07) 3365 7271
Rochelle Speedy Senior Employee Benefits Coordinator (07) 3365 2539

Organisational and Leadership Development

Organisational and Leadership Development provides access for staff at all levels to quality skills and professional learning opportunities, including leadership and management development, and technical support for career advancement.

Staff Development

The staff development team coordinates the Staff Development Program and supports course coordinators and presenters. Please visit the Staff Development FAQ webpage for answers to commonly asked questions. If your query remains unanswered, please contact the Staff Development Team.

UQ Leadership

UQ Leadership aims to develop strong, effective, inclusive and innovative leadership behaviours at all levels throughout the university. We support:

  • leadership and culture development
  • professional networks
  • 360 degree feedback processes.

Continuing Appointments and Promotions

The Continuing Appointments and Promotions (CAP) team coordinate the processes for:

  • academic promotion
  • continuing appointment probation
  • conferral of Honorary and Adjunct Professor titles.

Workplace Relations and HR Policy

Workplace Relations provides advice on complex and sensitive employment matters including major disputes or organisation change, enterprise bargaining, interpretation of industrial awards or legislation, review of employment contracts.

Workplace Psychologist

UQ's Workplace Psychologist helps to facilitate workplace support for staff members whose capacity to carry out their duties is affected by a mental health condition not currently subject to a workers' compensation claim.

  •  (07) 3365 1146

HR Policy

The HR and Policy team is responsible for the development and review of all HR Policies and Procedures.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion work to position UQ as an innovative and inclusive employer for an increasingly wide range of staff across all arms of the University. This is achieved through strategic engagement and intervention, provision of best-practice diversity and inclusion advice and training and evidence-based program delivery and measurement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment

The University of Queensland is committed to the ongoing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all academic and professional roles and levels. For all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment and employment enquiries, please contact the Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator.

HR Workforce Analytics

The HR Workforce Analytics team is responsible for the efficient and accurate delivery of key analytics and reporting about UQ's workforce.