Human Resources - Who we are and what we do

HR Partnership Teams

The HR Partnership Teams work with a portfolio of units to provide a full service in the establishment and management of all staffing and employee requirements.

From the setting up of new positions or occupancy, creation and maintenance of all employee records and the provision of advice related to any aspect of our enterprise agreements or policies, these teams are set up to provide a holistic service to our business partners within the University.

To identify which team supports your work area and for contact details, please refer to the HR Partnership Teams - Who Do I contact? listing below.

HR Operations

The HR Operations team support all areas of the University from the setting up of new positions or occupancy, creation and maintenance of all employee records, assistance with the Casual Employment processes, payroll enquiries, leave bookings and adjustments and various other HR related processes.

Payroll, Remuneration and Superannuation Services

The Payroll, Remuneration and Superannuation Services team deal with all aspects of Superannuation and Payroll for University employees.

HR Information Systems

The HR Information Systems team looks after Staff Online, My Career Online (including Compass), OrgPlus, Alesco HRMIS and Alesco Forms.

HR Projects

The HR Projects and Support Services team looks after all the day-to-day administration for the Office of Human Resources. They also administer such events as the Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards, Professional Staff Conference, Academic Promotions, Academic Development Program, Vice-Chancellor's Professional Development Scholarships, Western Sydney University Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarships, Western Sydney University Job Shadowing Program, Senior Management Conference, Quality Forum and various other ad-hoc events.

What we do

Executive Director Human Resources

Susan Hudson

Denise Prior - Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

HR Partnerships

Karen Ardouin - Associate Director, HR Partnerships

Gillian Relph - Relocations Consultant

Gabrielle Griffiths - Reporting Analyst and Policy Officer

Senior HR Partners

Team 1 Team 2Team 3
Bob Burnell Marie Robinson TBA
Team 4Team 5Team 6
Susan Folkes Amanda James Eileen Jensen

Contact your Senior HR Partner for assistance with the following:

  • Writing Position Descriptions
  • Position re-classifications and evaluations
  • Conversions: Assess eligibility of case
  • Recruitment advice
  • Recruitment panels
  • Senior Manager reports
  • Staff Online to Managers and Staff (including timesheets)
  • Training in OrgPlus
  • Liaise with Workplace Health and Safety regarding Workers Compensation cases
  • New starter inductions
  • Fitness to continue working assessments
  • Enterprise Agreement interpretation
  • Various Policies
  • Leave accruals, entitlements, process etc
  • Employee Relations matters
  • Misconduct / unsatisfactory performance matters
  • Voluntary redundancy calculation/checking
  • Deeds of release

HR Advisors

Team 1Team 2Team 3

Catherine O'Brien

All School of Medicine enquiries: Vicky Wood

Ramen Chetty Lauren Holstein
Team 4Team 5Team 6
Natalie Egan

Sharmayne Hansen (Mon, Tue, Thur)

Kate Roloff (Wed, Thur, Fri)

Tony Dobrecovic

Contact your HR Advisor for assistance with the following:

  • Position Description / position creation and tracking
  • Copies of Position Descriptions
  • Variations to employment
  • Assistance with staff inductions
  • Leave projection / calculations
  • Compass
  • Voluntary redundancy calculation/checking

Recruitment Advisors

Team 1Team 2Team 3

Denise Prior

TBANas Subhan
Team 4Team 5Team 6
Yvonne Bondarek Dearne Richards

Scott Hinchliffe

Contact your Recruitment Advisor for assistance with the following:

  • Recruitment of new, ongoing, or fixed-term staff
  • Assistance with eRecruit
  • Assistance with Recruitment Panels
  • Advice on recruitment matters

HR Operations Team

Team Leaders

Tricia Mann

Lesley Shearley

HR Officers and HR Operations Assistants

Kacie Atkinson

Merryn Bedford

Tori Dicker (on leave)

Annette Hehir

Belinda Knight

Sarah Lewis (on leave)

Kaitlyn Maucort

Carolyn Parkes

Daniel Robinson

Lisa Stevens

Glen Stewart

Chantelle Vornfett

Maria Yap

Contact the HR Operations team for assistance with the following:

  • Probation processing
  • Manual leave forms (special leave, leave reversals)
  • Manual change of leave entries
  • Leave projection / calculations
  • Higher Duties
  • Monthly reporting
  • New staff record set up and variations
  • New position creation within Alesco
  • Variations to position data
  • Payroll enquiries
  • Process separation
  • General pay (fixed-term and ongoing staff) and leave enquiries
  • Salary Packaging enquiries (non Award Staff)
  • CEPI Enquiries

Payroll, Remuneration and Superannuation Services

Les Barrett - Head, Payroll, Remuneration and Superannuation Services

Payroll Services Officers

Mary-Anne Robinson

(Senior Payroll Officer)

Contact the Payroll Services Officers for assistance with the following:

  • Casual employment authorities
  • Motor vehicle allowance claims
  • Online timesheets via Staff Online
  • General casual pay enquiries


Rebekka Debner

Julie Lohan

Superannuation Officers

Contact Superannuation for assistance with the following:

  • General administration enquiries for Superannuation

HR Information Systems

Arvinder Singh - Manager, HR Information Systems  

Renee Reed

HR Application Administrator

Contact Renee for assistance with the following:

  • MyCareer Online
  • Compass
  • eRecruit

Stephanie Clarke

IS Systems Administrator (Business)

Contact the IS Systems Administrator for assistance with the following:

  • Staff Online
  • Alesco

HR Systems Support Officer

Contact the HR Systems Support Officer for assistance with:

  • MyCareer Online
  • Compass
  • eRecruit
  • Staff Online
  • Alesco

HR Projects

Lauren Marsh - Manager, HR Projects and Operations Support 

Contact Lauren for assistance with the following:

Kim Nemetz - Project Officer

Contact Kim for assistance with the following:

Deann Gilliver - HR Project Support Officer

Contact Deann for assistance with the following:

Kahlia Butcher - HR Support Officer (on leave)

Project Support Assistant

Contact the Project Support Assistant for assistance with the following:

  • New Staff Induction packs
  • Service Recognition
  • HR Assets

Vicky Austen - HR Assistant

Contact us

Which HR partnership team should I contact?

Your School, Unit or Office determines which HR Partnership Team you will contact. Please select your School, Unit or Office below, for details of who to contact.

School, Unit or OfficeTeam
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment & Engagement3
Academic & Campus Experience2
Admissions & Enrolments4
Advancement & Alumni6
Art Collection6
Audit & Risk6
Australia China Institute for Arts & Culture1
Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education3
Brand Marketing Services6
Budget Reporting2
Business Intelligence Unit3
Campus Safety & Security4
Capital Works & Facilities2
Client Service Accountants2
Commercial Estate & Planning2
Complaints Resolution Unit6
Compliance Program Unit6
Controlled Entities Secretariat6
Corporate Finance2
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic)3
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research & Development)1
Digital Security & Risks2
Digital Strategy & Innovation2
Environmental & Risk Management2
Equity & Diversity6
Finance & Business Support Services2
Finance Accounting2
Financial Operations2
Financial Systems2
Governance Services6
Graduate Research School1
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment1
Higher Education Policy & Projects3
i-Media & Design6
Indigenous Outreach6
Information Analysis Unit3
Information Technology & Digital Services2
Institute for Culture & Society1
Internal Communications6
IT Operations2
Learning & Teaching Unit3
Legal Counsel6
Major Projects2
MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development1
Marketing & Communication6
Media, Public Relations & Events6
Minor Capital Works2
Participation & Success4
Planning & Business Services2
Planning & Reviews Unit3
Policy & Governance6
Print Services6
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures)3
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement & Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership)3
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)3
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations)3
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)1
Programming, Technical Services & Systems2
Project Management Office2
Quality & Performance3
Records & Archive Management Services6
Research Facilities1
Research Institutes1
Research, Engagement, Development & Innovation (REDI)1
School of Business1
School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics6
School of Education6
School of Humanities & Communication Arts5
School of Law5
School of Medicine1
School of Nursing & Midwifery4
School of Science & Health3
School of Social Sciences & Psychology2
Schools Engagement4
Solution & Project Services2
Strategic Asset Planning2
Student Progression4
Student Recruitment Unit4
Student Support Services4
Student Systems & Records4
Talent & Leadership Development6
Tertiary Education, Pathways & Partnerships3
The College5
The Student Experience Office4
University Secretary & General Counsel6
UWS Early Learning Ltd4
Venues & Leasing2
Vice-Chancellor & President5
Vice-President (People & Advancement)6
Vice-President, Finance & Resources2
Web Services6
Whitlam Institute3
Widening Participation4
Work, Health & Safety6
Workplace Relations & Organisational Design6