UNSW is dedicated to developing a culture of wellbeing across the organisation and we are recruiting staff volunteers to take on the role as Wellbeing Champions to help us with this important work.

Wellbeing Champions:

  • represent employees and provide feedback relating to improving occupational health and wellbeing at UNSW
  • actively promote the UNSW Wellbeing at Work program, whilst highlighting benefits of participation
  • communicate and discuss UNSW Wellbeing at Work program information and initiatives with employees and at staff meetings
  • advocate for and contribute to building a healthier UNSW community
  • be given the opportunity to provide feedback about wellbeing barriers and issues
  • have input into programs, services and campus events
  • be the first to know about upcoming wellbeing programs
  • receive invitations to events and special offers.

 


Current Wellbeing Champions

Faculty

Champion

Role

Art & Design

Leanne Thebridge

HSE Coordinator

Art & Design

Trish Danzey

HSE Advisor

Art & Design

Natalya Oliveira

Education Support Officer

Arts & Social Sciences

Edyta Szubert

Communications Coordinator

Built Environment

Alfonsus Alvin

HSE Advisor

Business

Steph Ashby

EA

Business

Lachlan Wilson

HR Officer

Business

Robert Lindsay

HR Consultant

Business

Marian Iskander

School of Banking & Finance Administrator

Business

Mark Richardson

School of Information Systems and Technology, School Manager

Business

Claudio Sissa Queirolo

Research Portfolio, Research Manager

Business

Peter Heslin

School of Management, Associate Professor

Canberra 

Pru May

WHS and Facilities Manager

Engineering

Blathnaid Farrell

HSE Coordinator

Engineering

Rodina Atme

School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Admin Officer

Engineering

Bruce Harvey

School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Senior Lecturer

Engineering

Joel Bennett

HSE Advisor

Law

Vicky Edwards

Executive Officer

Law

Karine Doyle

Transitional Support Officer

Law

Melanie Schwartz

Senior Lecturer

Medicine

Ravit Danieli-Vlandis

School of Public Health & Community Medicine, Admin Officer

Medicine

Nina Mili

School of Public Health & Community Medicine, EA to Head of School

Medicine

Marianne Colbert

EDI Officer

Medicine

Natalya Oliveira

POW Clinical School, Medical Professorial Unit, PG Research Administration

Medicine

Janet Mitchell

PhD Candidate, School of Psychiatry

Medicine

Anastasia Peppas

Children’s Cancer Institute, HR Administrator, Wellbeing

Medicine

Lindsay Kilgour

HR & WHS Advisor

Medicine

Patricia Manila

HR & Volunteer Administrator

Science

Vivian Yeung

School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences (BABS), Admininstrator

 

Division

Champion

Role

Division of External Relations

Norma Abeyasekera

Head of Operations

Division of External Relations

Beccy Shibley

Internal Comms Coordinator

Division of Finance & Ops

Ashley Milosavljevic

Director Operations

Division of Finance & Ops

Angela Lee

Executive Assistant, Office of VP

Division of Finance & Ops

Paul Mitchell

Project Officer, Office of VP

Division of Finance & Ops

Arifa Sarfraz

Manager Sustainability, Estate Management

Division of Finance & Ops

Layal Joudieh

Contract Manager, Estate Management

Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Deborah Samuels

Director of Operations

Division of Philanthropy

Susie Phe

Stewardship Coordinator

DVC Academic

Jenna Adams

Executive Officer, Office of DVCA

DVC Academic

Rachel Abel

General Manager, DVCA

DVC Academic

Belinda Meggitt

Health Promotion Team Lead

DVC Enterprise

Claudia Avendano

Events Coordinator

Human Resources

Liza Poppert

UNSW Wellbeing Coordinator

Human Resources

Ellie Polias

Office of Director of HR

Human Resources

Jay Scott

Early Years – Central 

Human Resources

Bianca Obeid

Early Years – The House at Pooh Corner

Human Resources

Julie Occhiuto

Early Years – Tigger’s Honeypot


For more information, about becoming a Wellbeing Champion for your work area, email: wellbeing@unsw.edu.au.

Please note that you will need supervisor support to undertake a Wellbeing Champion volunteer role.