Enhancing Employability: This steering group aims to enhance the employability of UQ students by increasing access to employability opportunities and resources; both curricular and extra-curricular.

2017 Priorities:

  • Develop a collaborative employability model
  • Develop resources for an expanded employability MOOC
  • Develop a strategy to expand short-term mobility options


  • Created an employability information pack
  • Held a forum for Enhancing Employability in June
  • Presented to a T&L Forum

2018 Priorities:

  • Support employability across UQ
  • Expand short-term mobility options
  • Expand the employability MOOC


Role / Representation




Dr Dino Willox

Director, Student Employability Centre


Professor Mark Blows

Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Science

Member / BEL

Rhea Jain

Director, BEL Student Employability Team

Member / EAIT

Laura Jeffress

Industry Placements Coordinator

Member / HaBS

Assoc. Prof. Christine Brown Wilson

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Member / HASS

Dr Eve Klein

Lecturer, School of Music

Member / HASS

Assoc. Prof. Pradip Thomas

Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Communication and Arts

Member / Medicine

Helen Spindler

Manager, Information Management and Reporting, Curriculum and Client Services

Member / Science

Assoc. Prof. Susan Rowland

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Member / Science

Assoc. Prof. Kim Bryceson 

Associate Dean (Academic)

Member / Student Affairs

Anna Richards

Employability and Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

Member / ITaLI


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Coordinator

Member / Library

Annette McNicol

Director, Library Corporate Service

Member / ITS

Jodi Phillips

Deputy Director, IT Applications Delivery and Support

Member / Advancement

Marc Orchard

Young Alumni Engagement Officer

Member / IMB

Professor Brandon Wainwright

Director, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Member / Graduate School

Kate Swanson

Research Higher Degree Engagement and Development Manager

Member / Student

Andrew Walker

Student representative

Member / Student

William Triste

Student representative


Sam McKenzie

Project Manager, Student Strategy