Human Resources

Our division works collaboratively with our clients to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture. We provide a comprehensive range of tailored HR services and solutions to contribute to the positive experience of working at Deakin.

Our services

Client partnering

We provide advice and services to Deakin management in the areas of workforce planning, performance management, organisational restructuring and workplace change.

Health, wellbeing and safety

We're responsible for implementing strategy and practices to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of all staff. We consult on a range of OHS matters including accident prevention, chemical safety, employee assistance and counselling and emergency planning.

Professional and personal development

We deliver a range of personal and professional development opportunities to build the capability of our staff. We also coordinate a number of university-wide development opportunities including the Mentoring Partnership Program, Vice-Chancellor's Professional Development Awards, leadership programs and employee engagement surveys.

Recruitment and employment

We provide advice and services relating to all terms and conditions of employment from immigration and contract types, to work patterns and types of leave. We also specialise in all aspects of recruitment and onboarding, including job design and evaluation, advertising, recruitment options, relocation and induction.

Remuneration, benefits and payroll

We manage all functions and queries relating to staff remuneration, superannuation, benefits, leave entitlements, employment conditions and payroll.

Workplace relations

We hold primary responsibility for the implementation of Deakin's Enterprise Agreement. We also provide high-level advice and support in the areas of workplace relations, performance management and conflict resolution.

For more information about how Deakin's HR Division works, download the HR organisational structure chart below.

PDF HRD Organisational Chart -208.5 KB

Meet the Human Resources Division

Our team and structure

Executive Director’s Office

Executive Director
Gwen Tinkler

Executive Assistant
Jenny Barton
+61 3 9244 5960

Principal Adviser
Cathy Williams
+61 3 5227 1175

Senior Consultant
Clare Dowling
+61 3 5227 2332

Project Officer
Janelle Pearce
+61 3 522 78521

Client Partnering

HR Client Partner
Dean Mahoney
+61 3 5227 2323

HR Client Partner
Olivia White
+61 3 5227 2253

HR Client Partner
Kate Messenger
+61 3 5227 2109

HR Client Partner
Anita Dutt
+61 3 9246 8159

HR Client Partner
Tom Slack
+61 3 5227 1137

HR Client Partner
Robert Moreton
+61 3 5227 2423

HR Client Partner
Jane Hayes
+61 3 5227 1210 

HR Consultant, Client Engagement
Angelique Bull
+61 3 9246 8144

HR Consultant (Indigenous Staffing)
Frank Gafa
+61 3 5227 3279

Health, Wellbeing and Safety

Manager
Michael O'Donoghue
+61 3 9246 8175
0448 908 514

Senior Consultant, OHS
Warren Kennedy
+61 3 9246 8269

Senior Consultant, OHS
Sue Antonac
+61 3 5227 2869

HR Consultant
Nova Caddy
+61 3 5227 9177

HR Consultant
Chris Ross
+61 3 5227 2868

HR Coordinator
Kirsty Romanelli
+61 3 5227 2263

Administration Officer
Fiona Lang
+61 3 9246 8170

HR Information and Systems (HRIS)

Manager, Strategic HR Projects
Rachael Ruiz
+61 3 5227 1133

Manager, HR Information and Systems
Umesh Gupta
+61 3 9246 8171

Senior HR Systems Analyst (PeopleSoft)
Wayde Piec
+61 3 5227 1351

Consultant, HRIS
Mary Campagna
+61 3 5227 1109

HR Systems Analyst
Kumar Bohra
+61 3 9246 8145

HR Information Analyst
Francois Bationo
+61 3 9244 6836

HR Web and Systems Administrator
Avneel Tiwari
+61 3 9246 8806

Organisational Development

Acting Team Leader
Laura Bogar
+61 3 9246 8165

Senior Consultant (Organisational Development)
Ingrid Leighton
+61 3 9246 8369

Consultant, Organisational Development
Kerri Lawrence
+61 3 5227 2471

HR Consultant
Tammy Atkinson
+61 3 9247 2772

Projects Officer
Jade McAndrew-Barlow
+61 3 9246 8166

Administrative Officer (Organisational Development)
Casey Trimble
+61 3 9246 8037

Recruitment and Employment

Team Leader, Employment
Vacant

HR Coordinator, Employment
Leanne Creeley
+61 3 5227 2773

HR Adviser, Employment
Vanesa Angelevski
+61 3 5227 2308

HR Adviser, Employment
Natasha Laherty
+61 3 5227 1368

HR Adviser, Employment
Gladys Michira
+61 3 5247 9504

HR Adviser, Employment
Ann Salathiel
+61 3 5227 2105

HR Adviser, Employment 
Fadzai Sanjeev
+61 3 5227 8124

HR Administrator, Employment
Dianne Dellar
+61 3 5227 2428

HR Administrator, Employment
Corey Menadue
+61 3 5227 2129

Team Leader, Recruitment
Holly Campbell
+613 9246 8162

Recruitment and Candidate Care Assistant
Darian Popowicz
+61 3 5247 9463

HR Adviser, Recruitment and Employment
Matt Cornell
+61 3 9246 8146

HR Adviser, Senior Appointments
Veselina Kostadinov
+61 3 5227 2611

HR Consultant, Senior Appointments
Rachael Smith
+61 3 5227 1131

HR Consultant, Senior Appointments
Maria Pearson
+61 3 5227 2484

HR Consultant, Recruitment and Employment
Michelle Jolly
+61 3 5227 2522

Remuneration, Benefits and Payroll

Manager
Umesh Gupta
+61 3 9246 8171

Team Leader, Benefits and Payroll
Kate Forbes
+61 3 522 73267

Consultant, Superannuation
Richard Barling
+61 3 5227 2775

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll
Riarne MCormack
+61 3 5227 2671

Senior HR Advisor, Payroll
Anna Parker
+61 3 5227 1118

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll
Rebecca Dalton
+61 3 5247 9562

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll
Rachael Smith
+61 3 522 71131

HR Officer
Kate Phillips
+61 3 5247 9474

HR Officer
Toni Edwards
+61 3 5227 2435

HR Officer
Vicki Milanovic
+61 3 5227 1012

Workplace Relations

Manager
Fiona Davies
+61 3 9246 8264

Senior Consultant
Jane Sweeney
+61 3 9246 8216

Consultant
Katherine Lukic
+61 3 9246 8152

Consultant
Miranda Green
+61 3 9246 8294

Consultant
Alex Rowe
+61 3 9246 8313

Workplace Relations Officer
Kat Mulraney
+61 3 9246 8478


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