Sarah Armour has been appointed to the role of Senior Protocol Officer within OMC. Sarah has been a Protocol Officer for more than two years, prior to which she worked at Penrith City Council where she held a range of events roles spanning 10 years. She has been acting in the Senior Protocol Officer role since Monday 14 March, and also acted in the role for a 6 month period in 2015. Sarah has a Diploma of Business (Marketing) majoring in Event Management from APM Training Institute and an Executive Certificate in Event Management from The University of Technology Sydney. Contact Sarah at or on ext. 53159.

Claire Backhouse has been appointed to the role of Engagement and Development Communications Coordinator in the Graduate School’s RHD Engagement and Development team until December 2016. Claire brings experience in web design, content management and desktop publishing to the role. Claire joined UQ’s School of Education in 2011 and has also worked at QUT and in the NGO sector in Vietnam. Claire has a Bachelor of Visual Art (Fine Art), a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) and a Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design. Contact Claire at or on ext. 60509.

Janine Cezar will join OMC on Tuesday 26 April as the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. This role will support the OMC and OPSSE offices. Janine was most recently with Griffith University as an Administrative Assistant in the International section. Contact Janine on ext. 53367. 

Sharon Douglas will commence as Executive Assistant to Graham Bethune, Director OMC on Tuesday 26 April. Sharon has worked in OMC for over 12 years as the receptionist, and will be acting in Abbie De Sousa’s position for 12 months while she is on maternity leave. Contact Sharon at or on ext. 56060.

Caitlin Murphy has recently joined the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) Unit in the role of Marketing and Communications Officer. Caitlin is a Jinibara woman with a background in multimedia design and video production. She has previously worked as an Associate Producer at Blackfella Films and more recently with Gnibi College of Australian Indigenous Peoples at Southern Cross University. Contact Caitlin at or on ext 57319.

Dani Nash has joined the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences as a Senior Communications Officer. Dani has been working in the digital space since the UK dot-com boom of the late 1990s. Creating online content and social media strategies is her forte. She joins us from award-winning PR and communications firm, Agency North, after having spent time at Brisbane Festival and the Queensland Law Society. Contact Dani at or on ext. 54228.

Genevieve Worrell has joined UQ Advancement as a Communications Coordinator. Genevieve was most recently a Marketing and Communications Officer within OMC, and previously as a Digital Media Producer with the MaPS team in the School of Communication and Arts at UQ. Genevieve can be contacted at or on ext. 63018. 

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