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

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.

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

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

Consultant, HR Operations
Rachael Smith
+61 3 5227 1131

Principal Adviser
Cathy Williams
+61 3 5227 1175

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
Vacant

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

Client Partnering

Managing Partner
Stacey Walton
+61 3 9244 6552

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

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

HR Partner
Robert Moreton
+61 3 5227 2423

HR Partner
Vacant

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 Client Partner
Sarah Lindsay-Field
+61 3 5227 3083

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

HR Consultant
Katherine Lukic
+61 3 9246 8152

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

Health, Wellbeing & Safety

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

Senior Consultant, OH&S
Andre Fourie
+61 3 5227 8911

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

HR Consultant, Health & Wellbeing
Vacant

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

HR Coordinator
Sam Parry
+61 3 5227 3344

Administration Officer
Fiona Lang
+61 3 9246 8170

Senior Consultant, OH&S – Audit
Vacant

Consultant, Health, Wellbeing & Safety
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 Information Analyst 
Sankar Venkatesan
+61 3 5227 8173

HR Systems & Web Administrator
Vacant

PeopleSoft HR Systems Analyst
Niharika Tata
+61 3 9244 6156

PeopleSoft HCM Consultant
Ashay Khot
+61 3 9244 6758

Organisational Development

Manager, Organisational Development
Stacey Walton
+61 3 9244 6552

Team Leader, Organisational Development
Vacant

Senior Consultant, Organisational Development
Christina Kolar
+61 3 9244 6206

Digital Learning Designer, Organisational Development
Vacant

Senior Consultant, Organisational Development
Laura Bogar
+61 3 9246 8165

HR Consultant, Organisational Development
Lisa Moylan
+61 3 9251 7822

Adviser, Organisational Development
Ruthvik Alladi
+61 3 5227 3458

Adviser, Organisational Development
Tyler MCCoombe
+61 3 5227 8355

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

HR Graduate
Kim Bernhardt
+61 3 5227 8834

Talent Acquisition

Manager
Stacey Kelly
+61 3 9244 5860

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

TA Partner
Trent Buckland
+61 3 9244 5463
+61 439 424 405

TA Partner
Magdaline Pothitos
+61 3 9246 8389

TA Partner
Becky Johnston
+61 3 5227 8497
+61 439 226 846

TA Partner
Bec Tucker
+61 3 5227 3432
+61 439 768 565

TA Partner
Jonathon Wilson
+61 3 5227 3575
+61 429 349 118

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

Sourcing Specialist
Cecilia Chan
+61 3 9244 5218

Sourcing Specialist
Michelle Jolly
+61 3 5227 2522

Sourcing Specialist
Diana Ruiz
+61 3 9246 8383

Sourcing Specialist
Christine Shaw
+61 3 5227 8848

Senior Consultant, Global Mobility
Lucy Allan
+61 3 9244 6826

Acting Operations Team Leader
Jessica Hazelman
+61 3 9244 5485

TA Project Specialist
Vacant

TA Adviser
Joel Prakasham
+61 3 9244 5480

Business Analyst
Girish Bhatia
+61 3 9244 5710

Senior Coordinator
Vacant

Coordinator
Corey Menadue
+61 3 5227 2129

Coordinator
Kara Brennan
+61 3 9246 8905

Coordinator
Cory McAuliffe
+61 3 5227 8535

Coordinator
Michael Duggan
+61 3 9244 5506

Employment

Team Leader
Ellery Hickson
+61 3 5227 3571

HR Consultant
Vacant

HR Coordinator
Ella Kearney
+61 3 5227 2773

HR Adviser
Ann Salathiel
+61 3 5227 2105

HR Adviser
Becky Anastasi 
+61 3 5227 8813

HR Adviser
Maria Pearson
+61 3 5227 2484

HR Adviser
Vanesa Angelevski
+61 3 5227 2308

HR Adviser
Kristy Lazic
+61 3 5227 8931

HR Adviser
Alicia Macolino
+61 3 5227 3311

HR Adviser
Lan Wang
+61 3 5227 3016

HR Administrative Officer
Joanne Cox
+61 3 5227 3334

HR Administrative Officer
Zoe Grant
+61 3 5227 8051

HR Administrative Officer
Dianne Dellar
+61 3 5227 2428

HR Administrative Officer
Zoe Kennedy
+61 3 5227 8550

HR Administrative Officer
Meg Hope
+61 3 5227 8515

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

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
Vacant

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
Emma Morgan
+61 3 9247 3003

Change and Capability Manager
Ingrid Leighton
+61 3 9246 8369

Senior Consultant
Vacant

Senior Consultant
Taryn Ferguson
+61 3 9246 8383

Consultant
Kate Messenger
+61 3 5227 2109

Consultant
Cameron McIntosh
+61 2 5227 8589

Consultant
Riarne McCormack
+61 3 5227 2671

Project Coordinator
Casey Trimble
+61 3 9246 8037

Project Assistant
Ishani Krawe
+61 3 924 68383