Office of the Centre Director

The Centre Manager and Executive Assistant support the Office of the Centre Director in the Child Health Research Centre. 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.

Finance Officer Inga is on-site at CHRC every Wednesday.

Management Accountant Jennifer is on-site at CHRC every Tuesday.

HDR support

The HDR Liaison Officers (HLOs) provide advice and assistance to HDR students and supervisors about HDR opportunities, applications, scholarships, enrolment, candidature management, milestones and thesis submission.

Any member of the team can help you in person by appointment, or by phone or email from any location.

The Director of Research Training for CHRC is Associate Professor Graham Leggatt.

Contact email:


  • Ligi George

    Higher Degrees by Research Liaison Officer (HLO)

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.

HR Advisor Natasha is on-site at CHRC every Thursday.


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. 

  • Shani Lamb

    Shani Lamb

    Facilities Officer
    Infrastructure and Research Operations (Medicine)

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

Marcomms Phil is on-site at CHRC  every Monday


The Faculty of Medicine OHS team comprises five members with a broad spectrum of technical knowledge and experience with systems for the safe management of: 

  • biologicals and biosecurity 
  • chemicals, including prohibited and restricted carcinogens, chemicals of security concern 
  • radiation 
  • ergonomics 
  • clinical teaching and practice 
  • laboratory design and management 
  • plant and equipment
  • drugs and poisons
  • animal and human research ethics
  • occupational hygiene, including hearing and allergen surveillance
  • field work and event planning 
  • emergency procedures 
  • risk assessments and incident investigations

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

All members of the team are available to assist and advise on any issues relating to OHS or other general compliance issues. Contact

  • Dr Paul Lovelock

    Dr Paul Lovelock

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

    Mr Deon Knight

    Safety Manager
    Infrastructure and Research Operations (Medicine)

Research support

The Research Development Officer (RDO) and Research Development Manager (RDM) work closely together to provide advice on research funding schemes and opportunities, coordinate funding application processes, and link researchers to other sections in relation to research governance, compliance obligations and the conduct and reporting of your research projects. RDMs provide additional strategic support and training, in the preparation of high quality written applications and identifying novel opportunities, as prioritised by the centre, focussing on large scale, complex, high value collaboration and competitive opportunities.


  • Dr Lisa Tom

    Research Development Officer
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
  • Ms Anita Gibson

    Research Development Manager
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)

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.