About the WHS&W Unit

The Work Health Safety and Wellbeing (WHS&W) Unit brings together a team of professionals with many years of industry experience in health safety, risk management, return to work and staff wellbeing.

Our team aims to empower and enable WHS&W communication and consultation between managers and staff, to foster a positive culture and promote proactive measures or programs to enhance the safety and wellbeing of the Western community.

Renae Dean
Contact PersonSpecialist Area

Jules Smalley
Director, Work Health Safety and Wellbeing
(02) 9852 5177

  • Executive reporting
  • WHS&W strategies and governance
  • WHS&W consultation
  • Risk management
  • Advice on WHS&W due diligence
  • Creation and delivery of WHS&W training packages
  • Health and safety management systems
Kris Ambrose
WHS & Wellbeing Technical Coordinator (Laboratories)
(02) 9685 9959
  • Chemical and biologicals health safety advice and training
  • Laboratory health and safety advice including risk assessments
  • Chemical information system management
  • Hygiene and toxicology
  • Creation and delivery of WHS&W training packages
  • Member of the Biosafety and Radiation Safety Committee (BRSC)
Jessica Nour
Injury Management Coordinator
(02) 9852 5180        
  • Workers compensation and injury management including return to work
  • Injury prevention strategies
  • Incident investigation

Renae Dean
Work Health Safety and Wellbeing Compliance Coordinator
(02) 9852 7198

  • Facilitate communication and consulting with workers
  • Report on training & instructing workers
  • Reporting notifiable incidents and facilitating investigations
Matthew Barsoum
WHS & Wellbeing Officer
(02) 9852 5179        
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Contractor management
  • Review of risk assessments
Dearne Richards
WHS & Wellbeing Support Officer
(02) 9852 5154
  • Implementation of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • First aid and emergency warden contact lists coordination
  • Administration of WHS&W training programs
  • Coordination for health and wellbeing calendar