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.

HR staff wiki (HRD staff only)

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.

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.

Contact us for all queries regarding the application of HR Policy and Procedure and clauses in the Enterprise Agreement.

Find out more about recent immigration changes

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

We specialise in all aspects of recruitment and on boarding, including job design and evaluation, advertising, recruitment options, relocation and induction.

When it comes to the appointment of senior staff of the University, we know how to support the University to make the best appointment possible.

We also manage vendor relationships with recruitment agencies, pre-employment assessment providers, job boards and advertising firms.

Payroll and Benefits

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 -229.2KB

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

General Manager, Human Resources Operations
Fiona Davies 
+61 3 924 68264

Consultant, HR Operations
Rachael Smith
+61 3 5227 1131

Consultant, HR Operations
Maria Pearson
+61 3 5227 2484

Principal Adviser
Cathy Williams
+61 3 5227 1175

Senior Consultant 
Christina Palaskas
+61 3 924 46046

Senior Consultant
Clare Dowling
+61 3 5227 2332

Senior Consultant, HR Insights & Analytics
Tom Slack
+61 3 5227 1137

HR Business Intelligence Analyst
Francois Bationo 
+61 3 9244 6836

Project Officer
Janelle Pearce
+61 3 522 78521

Client Partnering

Managing Partner
Stacey Walton
+61 3 924 46552

HR Client Partner
Anita Dutt
+61 3 9246 8159

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

HR Client Partner
Dean Mahoney
+61 3 522 72323

HR Client Partner
Robert Moreton
+61 3 5227 2423

HR Client Partner
David Tucker 
+61 3 5227 8331

HR Client Partner
Sarah Hills
+61 3 924 46159

HR Client Partner
Vacant

HR Consultant
Adam Boshevski
+61 3 5227 8352

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

HR Consultant, Client Engagement
Dajana Basara
+61 3 924 46084

Health, Wellbeing & Safety

Manager, Health Wellbeing & Safety
Michael O’Donoghue
+61 3 9246 8175

Senior Consultant, OH&S
Suzanne Antonac
+61 3 5227 2869

Senior Consultant, OH&S
Warren Kennedy
+61 3 9246 8269

HR Consultant, Health & Wellbeing
Nova Caddy
+61 3 5227 9177

HR Consultant, Health & Wellbeing
Chris Ross
+61 3 5227 2868

Adviser, Health & Wellbeing
Sam Parry
+61 3 5227 3344

Administration Officer
Fiona Lang
+61 3 9246 8170

Senior Consultant, OH&S - Audit
Vacant

HR Information and Systems (HRIS)

Team Leader, HR Information & Systems
Umesh Gupta
+61 3 9246 8171

Consultant, HRIS
Mary Campagna
+61 3 5227 1109

Senior HR Systems Analyst
Wayde Piec
+61 3 5227 1351

HR Systems Analyst
Kumar Bohra
+61 3 9246 8145

HR Information Analyst 
Sankar Venkatesan
+61 3 5227 8173

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

PeopleSoft HCM Consultant (Technical)
Ashay Khot
+61 3 9244 6758

Organisational Development

Manager, Organisational Development
Mary Markerink
+61 3 9246 8135

Senior Consultant, Organisational Development
Olivia White
+61 3 5227 2253

Consultant, Organisational Development
Peta Silbersher
+61 3 9246 8969

Consultant, Organisational Development
Kerri Lawrence
+61 3 5227 2471

HR Consultant, Organisational Development
Tammy Atkinson
+61 3 5227 2772

Projects Officer, Organisational Development
Jade McAndrew-Barlow
+61 3 9246 8166

Administrative Officer, Organisational Development 
Nicole Pacheco
+61 3 924 46392

Recruitment

Team Leader, Recruitment
Holly Campbell
+61 3 9246 8162

HR Consultant, Recruitment
Michelle Jolly
+61 3 5227 2522

HR Consultant, Senior Appointments
Christine Shaw
+61 3 5227 8848

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

HR Adviser, Recruitment
Kara Brennan
+61 3 9246 8905

Recruitment & Candidate Care Assistant
Corey Menadue
+61 3 5227 2129

Senior Consultant (Global Talent Management)
Lucy Allan
+61 3 9244 6826

Employment

Team Leader, Employment
Tanya McIntyre
+61 3 5227 8257

HR Coordinator, Employment
Leanne Creeley
+61 3 5227 2773

HR Adviser, Employment
Ann Salathiel
+61 3 5227 2105

HR Adviser, Employment
Vanesa Angelevski
+61 3 5227 2308

HR Adviser, Employment
Natasha Laherty
+61 3 5227 1368

HR Adviser, Employment
Tyler McCoombe
+61 3 5227 8355

HR Adviser, Employment
Elise Wilson
+61 3 5227 8051

HR Administrator, Employment
Dianne Dellar
+61 3 5227 2428

HR Administrator, Employment
Vacant

Payroll & Benefits

Team Leader, Payroll & Benefits
Cameron McIntosh
+61 3 522 78589

Consultant, Superannuation
Richard Barling
+61 3 522 72775

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll
Anna Parker
+61 3 522 72817

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Kate Forbes
+61 3 52273267

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Dev Vedpathak
+61 3 524 79572

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll
Rebecca Dalton
+61 3 524 79562

HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Toni Edwards
+61 3 522 72435

HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Vacant

HR Adviser, Payroll
Kate Phillips
+61 3 5247 9474

HR Officer, Casual Payroll
Vicki Milanovic
+61 3 522 71012

Workplace Relations

Manager, Workplace Relations
Bryan Gillis
+61 3 9244 6077

Senior Consultant, Workplace Relations
Vacant

Consultant, Workplace Relations
Marcus Miller
+61 3 9246 8978

Senior Consultant, Workplace Relations
Alex Rowe
+61 3 9246 8313

Consultant, Workplace Relations
Tayissa Popowicz
+61 3 9244 6228

Consultant, Workplace Relations
Vacant

DeakinAchieve

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

Manager, Change & Capability, DeakinAchieve
Ingrid Leighton
+61 3 9246 8369

Senior Consultant, Organisational Development, DeakinAchieve
Sahithi Piyasena
+61 3 9244 6116

Senior Consultant, Deakin Achieve
Taryn Ferguson
+61 3 9246 8383

Consultant, DeakinAchieve
Kate Messenger
+61 3 5227 2109

Program Consultant, DeakinAchieve
Riarne McCormack
+61 3 5227 2671

Project Coordinator, DeakinAchieve
Casey Trimble
+61 3 9246 8037


Find the correct contact for your enquiry 

Select the area for your enquiry below, or download our HR contact spreadsheet to find the correct Human Resources Division contact for you.

Download the HR contact spreadsheet