Office of the Centre Director

The Centre Manager and Executive Assistant support the Office of the Centre Director in the Centre for Health Services Research. The Centre Manager is primarily responsible for providing strategic and operational management for the Centre. This includes responsibilities for long-term planning, strategic budget management, coordination of professional support services, and management of core research facilities. The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Centre Director, and manages all enquiries to the Director.

The Centre Manager can assist with your operational enquires and direct your requests to the relevant professional service area when you are unclear of who to contact.



The Advancement team works with alumni, community members and corporate and foundation donors to raise funds in support of Faculty priorities.


The Management Accountant is responsible for the provision of professional project accounting advice and service to senior project leaders to ensure effective and compliant cost management of project activity. This includes financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting for operational and/or grant funded projects.

The Financial Services Coordinator is responsible for the management and delivery of all finance transaction services undertaken to meet the operational and service delivery needs of the Faculty. This includes transactions related to accounts payable, invoicing, creditor and debtor management, registration of assets, and processing of journal entries.

HDR support

The HDR Liaison Officers can provide advice and assistance to students and advisors in regard to Higher Degree Research programs in the Faculty of Medicine. The HDR team will assist with student and supervisor enquiries regarding HDR opportunities in our Faculty, and information and processes for applications, scholarship applications, enrolment, candidature management, milestones and thesis submission.

Our new HDR support team are now starting to work from some of our larger sites. The new team members for the Faculty of Medicine are Leanne, Aisha, James, James and Jason and they are all working together to help you from any location. While this is happening, for a brief period in May 2018, please use the HDR mailbox and contact one of the team on the numbers below.



  • Aisha Dixon at Herston 334 65306
  • James Mather at SBMS 336 51071
  • Jason Huynh at TRI 344 37019
  • James Nicholson at PACE 334 61917

Human resources

The Faculty of Medicine HR Team is responsible for enabling the achievement of the Faculty’s strategic objectives and supporting the broader University’s ambitions through attracting, developing and retaining talented, engaged and high performing staff.  The Faculty HR Team provides a full range of end to end HR services including (but not limited to) recruitment, workplace relations, change management, organisational development and coaching for leaders.


The infrastructure team coordinate and provide oversight on a broad range of facilities management issues to ensure the effective operation, utilisation and preservation of buildings and assets across the entire Faculty of Medicine. The infrastructure team liaises with, and provides facilities management advice to all Faculty staff and students. The team also coordinates medium and long term space management and planning activities to support the Faculty’s teaching and research strategic objectives. Working with the University’s Property and Facilities Division (P&F) and the various hospital and health service providers they oversee maintenance works and construction projects on behalf of the Faculty. 

Marketing and communications

From media and communications and social media to video production, brand queries and website development, we are the team to contact. While we have a team of specialists based at Herston, we are structured in a way that allows you to build a relationship directly with two of our Managers. For media support, contact the Media and Communications Manager. For all other queries, contact the Marketing and Communications Manager. For internal newsletters The Rounds and The Bulletin, email


The Safety Manager is the primary contact for internal Faculty auditing processes and provides technical support for all aspects of OHS including biosafety, chemical management, ergonomics and wellness.   

The Manager of Occupational Health and Safety coordinates the Faculty OHS team and develops and implements OHS policy, collaborating with the UQ OHS Division to develop greater consistency and transparency of OHS management practices across the Faculty.

Both roles are available to assist and advise on any issues relating to OHS or other general compliance issues.

  • Dr Paul Lovelock

    Dr Paul Lovelock

    Manager, Occup Health & Safety
    Infrastructure and Research Operations (Medicine)
  • Deon Knight

    Mr Deon Knight

    Safety Manager
    Infrastructure and Research Operations (Medicine)

Research and clinical research support

Our Research Development Officers and Clinical Research Liaison Officers can provide advice on research funding schemes, coordinate funding application processes and seek out new opportunities of interest to our researchers and clinical researchers.  They will also provide our researchers with links and guidance to other sections of the Faculty and University in relation to research governance, compliance obligations and the conduct and reporting of your research projects.  In addition, the Clinical Research Liaison Officers provide extra support to our academic title holders & clinical researchers in the Clinical Units, to find and use the University’s support and processes for carrying out research at UQ.

  • Nyree Divitini

    Nyree Divitini

    Research Development Officer
    Centre for Health Services Research

Research partnerships

Our Research Partnerships Managers (RPM) facilitate the interaction between UQ researchers and their external partners, ranging from industry to government departments.  They identify suitable partners and assist with the management of research contracts and agreements, liaising with all of the relevant areas of UQ on your behalf. They are also able to advise on industry facing funding schemes that may be utilised to leverage funding.

  • Rachel Quin

    Ms Rachel Quin

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)