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, 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.

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.

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

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Meet the Human Resources Division

Our team and structure

Executive Director’s Office

Executive Director
Gwen Tinkler

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

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

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

Senior HR Partner
Robert Moreton
+61 3 5227 2423

Senior HR Partner
David Tucker 
+61 3 5227 8331
+61 407 346 318

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

HR Client Partner
Vacant

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

HR Consultant
Katherine Lukic

HR Consultant, Client Engagement
Stephanie Irvine
+61 3 9244 5693
+61 437 820 214

HR Consultant, Client Engagement
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
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
Samantha Kitchen
+61 3 9244 5045

Consultant, Health, Wellbeing & Safety
Vesna-Maria Desa

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
Avneel Tiwari
+61 3 9246 8806

PeopleSoft HR Systems Analyst
Niharika Tata
+61 3 9244 6156

PeopleSoft HCM Consultant
Ashay Khot
+61 3 9244 6758

PeopleSoft HCM Consultant
Isha Kaushal
+61 3 9244 6224

Organisational Development

Manager, Organisational Development
Stacey Walton
+61 3 9244 6552

Team Leader, Organisational Development
Rochelle Sharpe 
+61 3 9244 6712

Senior Consultant, Organisational Development
Sahithy Piyasena
+61 3 9244 6116

Senior Consultant, Organisational Development
Christine Kolar

Digital Learning Adviser, Organisational Development
Bri Johnstone
+61 3 9244 5304

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

HR Consultant, Organisational Development
Vacant

Adviser, Organisational Development
Alladi Ruthvik
+61 3 5227 3458

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

Talent Acquisition

Manager
Anne Harvey
+61 3 5227 8163

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
Halide Hassan

TA Project Specialist
Vacant

TA Support Team Leader
Elizabeth Peace
+61 3 9244 6768

TA Adviser
Joel Prakasham
+61 3 9244 5480

HR Business Analyst
Girish Bhatia
+61 3 9244 5710

TA Senior Support Coordinator
Jessica Hazelman
+61 3 9244 5485

TA Support Coordinator
Corey Menadue
+61 3 5227 2129

TA Support Coordinator
Kara Brennan
+61 3 9246 8905

TA Support Coordinator
Cory McAuliffe
+61 3 5227 8535

TA Support Coordinator
Michael Duggan
+61 3 9244 5506

Employment

Team Leader, Employment
Tanya McIntyre
+61 3 5227 8257

HR Coordinator, Employment
Leanne Creeley
+61 3 5227 2773

HR Coordinator, Employment
Ella Kearney
+61 3 5227 2773

HR Adviser, Employment
Ann Salathiel
+61 3 5227 2105

HR Adviser, Employment
Becky Anastasi 
+61 3 5227 8813

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
Kristy Lazic
+61 3 5227 8931

HR Adviser, Employment
Alicia Macolino
+61 3 5227 3311

HR Adviser, Employment
Lan Wang
+61 3 5227 3016

HR Administrative Officer, Employment
Vacant

HR Administrative Officer, Employment
Zoe Grant
+61 3 5227 8051

HR Administrative Officer, Employment
Dianne Dellar
+61 3 5227 2428

Payroll & Benefits

Team Leader, Payroll & Benefits
Kate Forbes (Acting)
+61 3 5227 3267

Consultant, Superannuation
Richard Barling
+61 3 5227 2775

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

Coordinator, Payroll
Kate Forbes
+61 3 5227 3267

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

HR Adviser, Payroll
Kate Phillips
+61 3 5247 9474

Senior HR Adviser, Payroll
Toni Edwards
+61 3 5227 8051

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

Workplace Relations

Manager, Workplace Relations
Bryan Gillis
+61 3 9244 6077

Senior Consultant, Workplace Relations
Marcus Miller
+61 3 9246 8978

Senior Consultant, Workplace Relations
Natasha Horvat
+61 3 9244 5761

Consultant, Workplace Relations
Vacant

Consultant, Workplace Relations
Miranda Green
+61 3 9246 8294

Consultant, Workplace Relations
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, Strategic HR Projects
Ingrid Leighton
+61 3 9246 8369

Senior Consultant, Strategic HR Projects
Sahithi Piyasena
+61 3 9244 6116

Senior Consultant, Strategic HR Projects
Taryn Ferguson
+61 3 9246 8383

Consultant, Strategic HR Projects
Kate Messenger
+61 3 5227 2109

Consultant, Strategic HR Projects
Cameron McIntosh
+61 2 5227 8589

Program Consultant, Strategic HR Projects
Riarne McCormack
+61 3 5227 2671

Project Coordinator, Strategic HR Projects
Casey Trimble
+61 3 9246 8037

Project Assistant, Strategic HR Projects
Ishani Krawe
+61 3 924 68383