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 Senior Management Accountant is responsible for the provision of overall financial management advice and related services to the client portfolio, by delivering sound financial analysis and advice to inform period financial planning, forecasting and monitoring.

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.


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.

  • Wes Fisk

    Wesley Fisk

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

    Kim Battin

    Body Donor Program Coordinator
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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 Associate Professor Peter Noakes

HLO James Mather is on site at SBMS on Monday and Wednesday.
Ph: 3365 1071 (M, Tu, W) and 3446 0503 (Th)

  • James Mather

    James Mather

    HDR Liaison Officer
  • Associate Professor Peter Noakes

    Associate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Director (Research Training)
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    Queensland Brain Institute

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, 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


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 Acting Manager. 

  • Bruno Rey

    Bruno Rey

    Acting Manager, Operations and Facilities
    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.

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
  • Melanie Flint

    Melanie Flint

    Research Facilities Coordinator, 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.

Student services

The Team Leader oversees the operations of the Student Services group in SBMS. Student Services reports under Student and Academic Administration in the Faculty of Medicine and provides a range of services that underpin undergraduate program 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 Student Services 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