Office of the Head of School

The School Manager and Executive Assistant support the Office of the Head of School in SBMS. Both are able to assist with enquiries to the Head of School or redirect your path to the relevant academic or professional service area within the School. 


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



The Finance Advisory team is responsible for the provision financial analysis to inform period planning, forecasting and monitoring and to assist budget holders with the financial management of funds.

The Finance Transactions team is responsible for directing finance-related inquiries and escalation of queries as necessary in the delivery of all finance transaction services. This includes areas related to receiving income, assistance with ordering and payment of suppliers, assistance with procurement of assets and travel, and processing of journals.


Gross Anatomy Facility

The Gross Anatomy Facility (GAF) and Body Donor Program are the centrepiece of UQ’s distinguished School of Anatomy, which operates within SBMS.  Overseeing operations, staffing and compliance is the Manager of the GAF.  The Manager leads a team of specialist technicians, who bring their unique skills and attention to detail to ensure the facility is maintained to the highest standards.  A key member of the team is the Body Donor Program Coordinator, whose role is to register donors and support families through the donor process.  Both the Manager of the GAF and Body Donor Program Coordinator are available to assist you with your specific enquiries.

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.

Email the team at or see all Health Team HLO contact details on the Graduate School website.

The Director of Research Training for SBMS is Professor Michael Piper

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.

Integrated Pathology Learning Centre

The Integrated Pathology Learning Centre (IPLC) is dedicated to maintaining and developing The University of Queensland’s human pathology collection ensuring its ongoing use in the study of disease. The Curator oversees the facility and is responsible for implementing best practice across all museum areas. A museum technician works alongside the Curator maintaining the collection to a high standard. Both the Curator and the Museum Technician area available to assist with any enquiries.

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.


Our team provides advice and assistance for a wide range of OHS matters, including biological, chemical and radiation safety, event planning, scheduled substances management, ergonomics, waste disposal, occupational hygiene and chemical management. We are also able to help put you in touch with the appropriate people for help and advice on ethics in research, health surveillance, vaccination and wellness programs.


Operations and facilities

For enquiries about maintenance, minor works or space in the Skerman Building, Sir William MacGregor Building and Otto Hirschfeld Building, contact the Operations and Facilities Officer.   

  • Daniel Ezzy

    Operations and Facilities Officer
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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 school, focussing on large scale, complex, high value collaboration and competitive opportunities.


Research and scientific services

The School owns and operates a suite of world-class scientific service units to support staff and students in their research. 

The SBMS Imaging and Analytical Facility provides training, support and technical advice across a large array of instrumentation including basic, confocal, super-resolution, and multiphoton microscopy, live cell and intravital imaging, image data analysis, qPCR, flow cytometry, and multimode micro plate readers. 

The SBMS Histology Facility offers training and access to specialized systems for tissue preparation, slide production, and histo-chemical staining to researchers and students and to external clients.  

The School’s Integrative Physiology Facility is a state-of-the-art laboratory housing instrumentation, environmentally controlled chambers and surgery for all types of physiological research and phenotyping.  For bookings or advice about your research samples or experimental design, contact the relevant facility manager today. 

  • Dr Shaun Walters

    Dr Shaun Walters

    Research Facilities Manager, Imaging and Analytical
    School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr Darryl Whitehead

    Dr Darryl Whitehead

    Research Facilities Manager, Histology
    School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Jennifer Outhwaite

    Dr Jennifer Outhwaite

    Manager, Integrative Physiology Facility
    School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr Erica Mu

    Senior Scientific Officer (Histology)
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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.

Teaching and assessment

The Team Leader oversees the operations of the Teaching and Assessment team in SBMS. The team reports to the Faculty of Medicine and provides a range of support services that underpin coursework delivery in the School. Services include timetabling, pre-semester support, advice to students and course coordinators, assessment and exam preparation, grade uploads and support for the School’s extensive honours program. The Team Leader is available to respond to all general enquiries about the School’s undergraduate teaching.    


Teaching laboratory services

The Manager of Teaching Laboratory Services leads a team of technicians who support undergraduate practical teaching in physiology and pharmacology related courses. As well as maintaining a number of high quality teaching laboratories including the incredible Organ Bath laboratory, the Teaching Laboratory Services team is responsible for running one of the largest PowerLab data acquisition systems in Australia.  This ensures that students are exposed to the very best that UQ has to offer in their learning about the human body, health and disease.  All general enquires about the teaching laboratories, timetabling of classes and technical support may be directed to the Manager of Teaching Laboratory Services team. 

  • Scott Kershaw

    Scott Kershaw

    Manager, Teaching Laboratory Services
    School of Biomedical Sciences