UQ's staff represents both its greatest resource and its largest investment. Our workforce underpins all that we do across learning, discovery and engagement. It is important that the expectations placed on staff are supported and managed in a culture that has excellence and opportunity at its core.

The fundamental objectives of the HR function across the University are to develop and implement policies, procedures and practices for the successful recruitment, retention, promotion and development of high quality staff; to assist managers to lead and manage their staff to achieve the University's objectives and support the effective implementation of change across the University.

Executive team

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


Al Jury
Chief HR Officer
Human Resources
(07) 3365 2055


Bill Kernahan
Deputy Director HR 
Client Services
Human Resources
(07) 3365 3102


Declan Hughes
(Acting) Associate Director
Organisational and Leadership Development
(07) 3365 1963


Shane Pitman
Associate Director
People Services
(07) 3443 1073


Anthony Lennon
Associate Director
Workplace Relations
(07) 3365 3030


Dee Gibbon
Associate Director
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
(07) 3365 7543

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

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

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.

Remuneration and Benefits

The primary mission of the Remuneration and Benefits Services 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.


Salary Packaging


HR Workforce Analytics, Strategy and Policy

The HR Strategy and Policy section is responsible for the:

  • delivery of UQ wide strategic HR projects and initiatives
  • development and review of HR Policy
  • HR workforce analytics and reporting.

HR Policy and Strategy

HR Workforce Analytics

Professional Services teams

We service 8 areas across UQ:

  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
  • Central Services
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)
  • Institutes
  • Medicine
  • Science

Contact your HR Professional Services team