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 and Academic Study Leave.

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.

Renumeration, 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 HR organisational structure (Aug 2016) -166.0 KB

Contact us

Executive Director’s Office

Executive Director
Gwen Tinkler

Executive Assistant
Jenny Barton
+61 3 9244 5960

General Manager
Peter Rogers
+61 3 5247 9602

Principal Adviser
Cathy Williams
+61 3 5227 1175

Senior Consultant
Clare Dowling
+61 3 5227 2332

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 Consultant, Client Engagement
Angelique Bull
+61 3 9246 8144

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, DeakinPeople Program
Rachael Ruiz
+61 3 5227 1133

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

HR Systems Analyst
Kumar Bohra
+61 3 9246 8145

Consultant, HRIS 
Ralfy Machado
+61 3 9246 8412

HR Information Analyst
Francois Bationo
+61 3 9244 6836

DeakinPeople Project Team

Senior Consultant, HRMS Project
Jane Hayes
+61 3 5227 1210 

Senior HR Systems Analyst
Wayde Piec
+61 3 5227 1351 

Business Analyst, HRMS Project
Mary Campagna
+61 3 5227 1109

Organisational Development

Acting Manager
Ingrid Leighton
+61 3 9246 8369

Consultant
Laura Buttigieg
+61 3 9246 8165

Projects Officer
Jade McAndrew
+61 3 9246 8166

HR Consultant
Tammy Atkinson
+61 3 9247 2772

Recruitment and Employment

Acting Manager
Holly Campbell
+61 3 9246 8162

HR Adviser, Employment
Natasha Laherty
+61 3 5227 1368

HR Adviser, Employment
Ann Salathiel
+61 3 5227 2105

HR Adviser, Employment
Vanesa Angelevski
+61 3 5227 2308

HR Adviser, Employment
Veselina Kostadinov
+61 3 5227 2611

HR Adviser, Employment 
Fadzai Sanjeev
+61 3 5227 8124

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

Employment Administrator
Darian Popowicz
+61 3 5247 9463

Employment Administrator
Janelle Fribence
+61 3 5227 2605

HR Consultant, Recruitment Programs and Projects
Kerri Lawrence
+61 3 5227 2471

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

Senior HR Adviser, Senior Appointments
Caitlin Hardiman
+61 3 5227 2604

HR Adviser, Employment
Gladys Michira
+61 3 5247 9504

Recruitment Administrator
Harini Pamulaparthy
+61 3 9246 8501

Remuneration, Benefits and Payroll

Manager
Umesh Gupta
+61 3 9246 8171

Team Leader, Benefits and Payroll 
Rachael Smith
+61 3 5227 1131

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
Kate Tischler
+61 3 5227 3228

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

HR Officer
Kate Phillips
+61 3 5247 9474

HR Officer
Toni Edwards
+61 3 5227 2435

HR Officer
Vicki Milanovic
+61 3 5227 1012

HR Adviser, Payroll and Benefits
Casey Trimble
+61 3 9246 8037

Workplace Relations

Manager
Fiona Davies
+61 3 9246 8264

Senior Consultant
Jane Sweeney
+61 3 9246 8216

Consultant
Katherine Lukic
+61 3 9246 8152

Workplace Relations Officer
Kat Mulraney
+61 3 9246 8478

Consultant
Alex Rowe
+61 3 9246 8313

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