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. 

Advancement

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

Finance

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.

  • Wesley Fisk

    Manager, Gross Anatomy Facility
    School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Kim Battin

    Body Donor Program Coordinator
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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.

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, you will only ever have to talk to a single Marketing and Communications Manager who will manage your request and work with the team to develop a solution to suit your needs.

OHS

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

The Manager of Operations and Facilities leads a team of service staff who support all aspects of local building management, infrastructure, space allocation and stores.  Enquiries about maintenance, minor works or space in the Skerman Building and Sir William MacGregor Building may be forwarded to this position. Similar enquiries in Otto Hirschfeld Building may be forwarded to the Facilities Officer. 

  • Neville Barry

    Neville Barry

    Manager, Operations and Facilities
    School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Bruno Rey

    Facilities Officer
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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.

  • Sarah Piper

    Sarah Piper

    Research Development Officer
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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

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

    Research Manager, Histology Facility
    School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Melanie Flint

    Research Manager, Integrative Physiology Facility
    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.

  • Ms Rachel Quin

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)

RHD support

Our Postgraduate Administration Officers can provide advice and assistance in 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.

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 are 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

    Manager, Teaching Laboratory Services
    School of Biomedical Sciences