Answers to many common queries are noted within the FAQ section of the Staff Development website. Please direct all enquiries regarding the Staff Development Program that have not been addressed within the FAQs to the Staff Development Team.

For any enquiries, the Staff Development Team can be contacted by phone or email:

The Staff Development team works in conjunction with Organisational Development email:

  • Declan Hughes - Acting Associate Director - Organisational & Leadership Development  - 336 53019
  • Tamma Sorbello - Organisational & Leadership Development Consultant - 336 51963
  • Jennifer Witheriff - Organisational Development Consultant - 336 52404 (Monday to Wednesday)
  • Jodee Allanson - Organisational Development Consultant - 336 53047 - (Monday to Wednesday)
  • Hayley Smith - Organisational Development Project Officer - 336 52221

Professor Tim Dunne, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, is the Chair of the University Staff Development Committee (USDC). The full USDC membership is noted in the table below.

Committee Role
(if different from committee role)


Tim Dunne


Chief HR Officer

Al Jury


President, Academic Board

Peter Adams


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training)

Alastair McEwan


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)

Doune Macdonald


Director, Finance & Business Services

Karen Wheeler

Associate Director, Financial Operations

Director, Information Technology Services

Rob Moffatt


Director, Occupational Health & Safety

Jim Carmichael


Associate Director, Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

Dee Gibbon


A Head of School

Louise Hickson

Head of School, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

A Faculty Executive Manager or Deputy Director of an Institute

Patrick Testa

Faculty Executive Manager, Faculty of Science

A professional staff member nominated by PSCC staff representatives



An academic staff member nominated by ASCC staff representatives




Tamma Sorbello

A/Associate Director HR (Organisational & Leadership Development)


Please direct all enquiries regarding the Staff Development Program to the Staff Development Team

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