Candidates standing for election are listed by surname alphabetically:


A vibrant and ambitious UQ, with strong leadership and organisational collaborations, results in high quality and productive teaching and research.  This state is however predicated on positive and successful partnerships between academic, teaching, and professional staff.  Recently we’ve lacked clear direction and this collaborative understanding, perhaps benefitting from the imagination of earlier leaders?  I love working for UQ, I love the idea of making the world a better place, but I’m dismayed at the sometimes clumsy, confusing, conservative, and uncaring business it’s become.  We can create change to reinvigorate those ambitious, forward-looking partnerships, making UQ the best for *everyone*.


Simon is the Manager of UQ’s Fryer Library located on level 4 of the Duhig Building. The Fryer houses special collections including rare books, historical and literary manuscripts, papers documenting the history of UQ, photographs, recordings and architectural drawings. He commenced on 6 August 2014 after spending 11 years at the State Library of Queensland.

Simon studied Arts at UQ (1989-1995) graduating with an honours degree (class 1) in English Literature. He sits on the Council of the Bibliographic Society of Australian and New Zealand and is passionate about UQ and the importance of the humanities, technology, collections and research.


2017 sees my tenth year working at UQ and I have seen many positive changes across the University in the past decade. I am nominating for the 34th UQ Senate as I would like to like to help shape the next 10 years of the University especially relating to the UQ Masterplan and new Strategic Plan. I feel that my knowledge, skills and passion for advancing the higher education sector would be valuable assets. I would be honoured to be part of Senate and look forward to being part of the peak governing body for The University of Queensland.

GALEA, Carmelo

I believe in inclusion and equity and will be a strong advocate for the needs of all staff and students. By having worked in different training and non-training roles in government and the private sector, while being a student, parent and full time employee, I understand the pressures and competing demands that are experienced by UQ’s diverse workforce and student base. Therefore, I understand where people are coming from and would be honoured if you would elect me as your voice in the UQ Senate.

HILL, Tricia

I want to ensure that the best interests of General Staff are upheld within Senate’s strategic direction of UQ. We general staff work tirelessly and have done a great job supporting the University so that it can carry out its mission to the community.

I have seen employment from all angles for the past 13 years at UQ and having survived ESS in 2016 experiencing redeployment from finance to Advancement, I am committed to protecting the best interests of UQ general staff through the continuing change. Therefore, I would like to be the link between Senate and fellow General staff.

HURST, Rebecca

I seek your vote in this election to ensure that the professional staff member on Senate is a strong voice who will speak up for transparency and fairness for all. I am the only candidate endorsed by both the NTEU and Together/ASU. I have over twenty years of experience in higher education, including nine at UQ. I am a passionate advocate for both staff and students who is known for her honest and forthright character. I believe professional staff make a vital contribution to the culture and success of the University. I have a track record of representing professional staff.

LEE, Maree

I would be honoured to represent the interests of Professional staff as a member of Senate.   With a strong interest in human resources, organisational management and governance, I believe I would contribute to Senate by offering logical and well balanced input.

I have held the position of Manager, Student Complaints and Grievances at the University for 4 ½ years and have qualifications and professional experience in law, education, dispute resolution, policy development and management.

I am a strong advocate for fairness and accountability in the workplace and should I be elected, I will strive to ensure integrity in Senate decisions.


With direct experience at the University of Queensland as an undergraduate student, a higher degree by research candidate, an academic, and a professional staff member, I would bring a breadth of experience and unique insights to the Senate committee which would enable me to act in the University’s best interests as a whole. In my various roles, I have demonstrated integrity, objective independent judgement, an ability to ask incisive, probing questions, and an ability to listen and to respect alternative viewpoints. It would be a privilege to be part of this decision-making process and to serve the wider University community.

OGG, Daniel

As your safety and security is one of my priorities being a Security Supervisor, I am seeking a more in-depth understanding of the Senate, how it effects all of us and provide a voice for all general staff.

Senate decisions are made to the benefit of the university community as a whole. However, I believe that my experience at UQ within a multi-cultural community for over 18 years with security & risk management practices will aid the Senate in future endeavours. My continued exposure and level headed approach will also bring an alternative perspective as your voice for general staff. Let me help Senate hear you.


I would like to have the opportunity to make a difference to the University of Queensland Community.

I have worked with and for the University for quite a number of years.

I believe that I can contribute to the University’s current and future needs.

I can offer “grass roots” input from first -hand experience of the University’s culture and I am committed to the goal of “CREATING CHANGE".


Joining UQ in 2009 as a Financial Analyst, Paul has enjoyed 3 varied professional staff roles. Most recently in the new role of Associate Director, IT Governance. Prior to his current role, Paul held the position of Executive Officer for over 5 years which allowed him to work closely with professional staff from all job families. And, by supervising a varied team of professional staff including HR, Finance, Procurement, Legal and communications Paul is fully aware of the needs of his fellow professional staff cohort and will proudly represent them and their interests in UQ’s Senate if elected.


Ms Jordan Tredinnick is the Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at UQ. Jordan is passionate about creating change and strives to develop and maintain an inclusive workplace culture that values diversity and empowers people to participate so that ideas may flourish. Jordan, as a Senate representative, would apply the principles of diversity and inclusion to ensure all staff and students are provided opportunities at UQ. Jordan has a Master of Communication for Social Change from The University of Queensland and has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies from the University of Wollongong.

WEIR, Helen

With more than 10 years’ experience at UQ, I am eager to create change in the work environment for the 4,000+ professional staff at the University. During this challenging period of rapid and continuous restructuring, I am committed to improving internal communications and transparency for all professional staff.

I am committed to breaking down silos at UQ. With a strong background in human resources, a vote for me is a vote that ensures professional staff are genuinely considered when decisions are made across all aspects of the University’s operations.


As Director of the UQ Student Employability Centre, Dr Dino Willox helps students to identify and engage with activities and experiences that enhance their studies and develop their employability. Dino is also a non-executive Board member of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), which is the peak body for practitioners and researchers involved in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia.

Dino was previously Faculty Manager, Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, and Head of Student Records, Cardiff University. They hold degrees in Philosophy, Sexual Politics, and Critical Theory, and are currently involved in research projects exploring experiential learning and employability.


My career in research management and the tertiary sector spans over a decade. My work experience across a variety of higher education environments in Australia, Europe and the US means I have a nuanced understanding of the strategic, operational and structural differences that exist between higher education organizations across the sector, internationally. My extensive operational experience in grants and infrastructure management, finance, HR, and RHD student administration, combined with my work in research policy equips me with a distinct perspective of contemporary research management practices and the research policy environment. Currently I’m serving on the Woman in Technology Life Science committee and AIBN’s OH&S committee. I have a strong commitment to actively participate in a University that uses its resources to effectively plan and implement strategies that will ensure its commitment to excellence. I appreciate your consideration and vote.