Caroline Esera has been appointed to the position of Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications in the Faculty of Science. Caroline has worked at UQ previously within Advancement and the Diamantina Institute between 2010 and 2014. More recently, she worked for Biosecurity Queensland and the Cerebral Palsy League in marketing, communications and fundraising positions. Caroline will work in her new role for 14 months fixed-term, contact her at or 3346 4129.

Zarese Kisielewski has joined the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) as Communications and Events Officer which is a new role, fixed term for 12 months. Zarese has most recently been working on behalf of the Australian Red Cross in Laos as a Marketing and Fundraising Advisor for the Lao Red Cross. Previous to this she was engaged with Brisbane City Council as a Communications Officer. Zarese can be contacted on or 3365 6211.

Justin Laing has joined the Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as the Marketing and Communications Manager. Justin has most recently been leading Monash University’s Content strategy and development team in Melbourne and has both central and faculty experience across Monash University and QUT. Justin holds a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from QUT and can be contacted at or 3365 5106.

Kim Lyell has joined the School of Public Health as Communications Officer with the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, fixed-term for 12 months. Kim joins UQ from the Queensland State Government where she was Senior Media Advisor to the Minister for Science and Innovation. Previously she worked as Media and Stakeholder Relations Manager at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and as a journalist and producer with the ABC. Kim can be contacted at or 3365 5514.

Rosanna Ryan has joined the UQ International Marketing and Recruitment team as Marketing Intelligence Analyst. Rosanna previously worked for the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences where she managed Drupal migrations and worked in the digital marketing and database management space. Rosanna can be contacted at or on ext. 67672.

Colleen Stillman-Cheng has joined the UQ International Marketing and Recruitment team as the Manager of International Marketing and Communications. Colleen has 15 years’ experience in international marketing. Colleen can be contacted on or on ext. 60669.

UQ Sport 

Tim Ariel is UQ Sport’s Digital Graphic Designer. Tim has been heavily involved in-and-around the design and advertising industry for over 10 years, and in 2013, was bestowed Brisbane Advertising and Design Club's 'Person of the Year' Award. Tim can be contacted on

Jamie Mitchell joins UQ Sport in the newly created role of PR & Communications Specialist. Jamie brings a wealth of journalistic experience to UQ Sport, having worked as a Sports Reporter for Sky News Australia, and most recently Channel 9 in Brisbane. He also spent 18-months as a Copywriter in London, working for PH Media Group – the world's leading audio branding agency. Jamie can be contacted on

Ivana Nikolic is the newest member of the UQ Sport team, employed as Digital Marketing Coordinator. Boasting over seven years’ traditional and digital marketing experience, Ivana has served as Marketing Manager at Alpha Group of Companies, and specialises in assisting companies grow their social media presence. Ivana can be contacted on

Sharyn Sawyer brings more than two decades’ senior management experience to the position of UQ Sport Marketing Manager. Sharyn has held state, national and international marketing, communications and media posts for an array of household brands in sport, tourism, transport, entertainment, health, and media, namely Qantas, Flight Centre, Accor and Brisbane Turf Club. She headed communications for the Queensland Government’s major events agency for almost a decade. In her most recent role, Sharyn headed the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Sharyn can be contacted on

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