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.

Find your HR contact

Select the area for your enquiry below to find the correct Human Resources Division contact for you.

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

Staff wellbeing

We provide programs, advice, support and coordination of injury management and return to work services for staff members with work-related and non work-related  injuries, illnesses and disabilities. We also implement and promote early intervention and health and wellbeing programs that are designed to support staff in managing their mental and physical health and wellbeing, including ongoing assistance programs (EAP and MAP) and an annual program of activities.

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.

Talent Acquisition

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, 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.

HR Information and Systems

We are responsible for the development, enhancement and maintenance of the Deakin’s HR Management System (DeakinPeople). Our team also provide high-level HR reporting for both internal and external clients.

Meet the Human Resources Division

Our team and structure

Executive Director’s Office

Executive Director
Gwen Tinkler

Executive Officer
Elspeth Ellis
+61 3 9244 5682

Administration Support
Vicky Ribas
+61 3 924 45826

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

HR Consultant
Rachael Smith
+61 3 5227 1131

Principal Adviser
Cathy Williams
+61 3 5227 1175

Strategic Adviser
Clare Dowling
+61 3 5227 2332

HR Consultant, Indigenous Employment
Fiona Mitchell
+61 3 5227 8733

Client Partnering, Reporting Analytics and Insights

Manager
Tom Slack
+61 3 5227 1137

HR Partner
Anita Dutt
+61 3 9246 8159
+61 437 150 778

HR Partner
Holly Campbell
+61 3 924 68162

HR Partner
Dean Mahoney
+61 3 5227 2323
+61 437 184 173

HR Partner
Serap Yildiz 
+61 3 9244 5133

HR Partner
Sarah Hills
+61 3 9244 6159
+61 419 839 458

HR Partner
Stephanie Irvine
+61 3 9244 5693
+61 437 820 214

HR Partner
Phuong Pham 
+61 3 9244 6997
+61 419 927 820

HR Client Partner
Sarah Lindsay-Field
+61 3 5227 3083

A/HR Consultant
Adam Boshevski
+61 3 5227 8352
+61 408 564 196

HR Consultant
Ella Kearney
+61 5227 8997

HR Consultant
Vacant

HR Business Intelligence Analyst
Francois Bationo
+61 3 9244 6836

HR Business Intelligence Analyst
Sankar Venkatesan
+61 3 522 78173

Staff Wellbeing

Team Leader
Conor McIlroy
+61 3 924 68038

Injury Management Coordinator
Shona Twining
+61 3 5227 8568

Injury Management Coordinator
Katherine Maniatakis
+61 3 924 45987

Administrator
Fiona Lang
+61 3 9246 8170

Consultant
Vesna-Maria Desa
+61 3 5227 3731

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

Senior HR Systems Analyst
Kumar Bohra
+61 3 9246 8145

HR Systems Analyst 
Ben Wilde
+61 3 924 45718

HR Systems & Web Administrator
Vacant

PeopleSoft HCM Consultant
Isha Kaushal
+61 3 522 73941

Organisational Development

Lead, Organisational Development
Ingrid Leighton
+61 3 924 68369

Senior Consultant
Laura Bogar
+61 3 924 68165

Senior Consultant
Christina Kolar
+61 3 9244 6206

Digital Learning Designer
Miriam Reynoldson
+61 3 924 45984

Adviser, Organisational Development
Tyler McCoombe
+61 3 5227 8355

Administrative Officer, Organisational Development 
Nicole Drummond
+61 3 9244 6392

Talent Acquisition

Manager
Stacey Kelly
+61 3 9244 5860

Lead TA Partner
Ali Higgins
+61 3 9918 9042
+61 409 166 528

TA Partner
Peta Scott
+61 3 924 45847

TA Partner
Magdaline Pothitos
+61 3 9246 8389

TA Partner
Kate Taborska
+61 3 9244 5735

TA Partner
Aishwarya Rai
+61 3 5227 3616

Lead Sourcing Specialist
Neeti Karanth
+61 3 9918 9042

Sourcing Specialist
Mandy Bose
+61 3 5227 3450

Sourcing Specialist
Pallavi Bapna
+61 3 9244 5490

TA Project Specialist
Diana Hewitson
+61 3 924 46977

Adviser, Recruitment Projects
Michelle Jolly
+61 3 5227 2522

Sourcing Specialist
Christine Shaw
+61 3 5227 8848

Acting Operations Team Leader
Jessica Hazelman
+61 3 9244 5485

TA Adviser
Joel Prakasham
+61 3 9244 5480

Senior Coordinator
Corey Menadue
+61 3 5227 2129

Coordinator
Kara Brennan
+61 3 9246 8905

Coordinator
Michael Duggan
+61 3 9244 5506

Administrator
Kim Bernhardt
+61 3 522 72308

Employment

Acting Co-Team Leaders
Alicia Macolini
+61 3 522 73311
Vanesa Angelevski
+61 3 522 72308

HR Adviser
Ann Salathiel
+61 3 5227 2105

HR Adviser
Becky Anastasi 
+61 3 5227 8813

HR Adviser
Vanesa Angelevski
+61 3 5227 2308

HR Adviser
Kristy Lazic
+61 3 5227 8931

HR Coordinator
Alicia Macolino
+61 3 5227 3311

HR Adviser
Lan Wang
+61 3 5227 3016

HR Adviser
Vacant

HR Adviser
Cory McAuliffe
+61 3 522 78535

HR Administrator
Joanne Cox
+61 3 5227 3334

HR Administrator
Vacant

HR Administrator
Dianne Dellar
+61 3 5227 2428

HR Administrator
Zoe Kennedy
+61 3 5227 8550

HR Administrator
Janelle Fribence
+61 3 522 78476

Payroll & Benefits

Team Leader
Louise Lo Grasso
+61 3 5227 3775

Consultant, Superannuation
Richard Barling
+61 3 5227 2775

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Dev Vedpathak
+61 3 5247 9572

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Toni Edwards
+61 3 5227 2435

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Anna Parker
+61 3 5227 2817

HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Kate Phillips
+61 3 5247 9474

HR Adviser, Payroll & Benefits
Linda Parrott
+61 3 5227 3205

Coordinator
Vacant

Workplace Relations

Manager
Bryan Gillis
+61 3 9244 6077

Senior Consultant
Marcus Miller
+61 3 9246 8978

Senior Consultant
Natasha Horvat
+61 3 9244 5761

Consultant
Evelyn Vagias
+61 3 9244 6643

Consultant
Miranda Green
+61 3 9246 8294

Consultant
Branwen Williams
+61 3 9244 5670

Strategic HR Projects

Email: deakinachieve@deakin.edu.au
Helpline: +61 3 9244 6075

Manager
Rachael Ruiz 
+61 3 5227 1133

Communications Coordinator
Vacant

Project Officer
Ishani Krawe

Consultant
Tammy Atkinson
+61 3 5227 2772

Consultant
Kate Messenger
+61 3 5227 2109

Consultant
Cameron McIntosh
+61 2 5227 8589

Consultant
Riarne McCormack
+61 3 5227 2671

Project Consultant
Leanne Creeley
+61 3 5227 2773

Project Coordinator
Casey Trimble
+61 3 9246 8037