About the WHS Unit

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of WHS professionals who have many years of industry experience and who hold tertiary qualifications in health and safety, risk management, workers compensation and rehabilitation.

Our unit aims to assist management and staff to establish an atmosphere and culture within the University that will encourage every person to work in a safe manner and to care for the health and safety of other people and the environment.

Contact PersonSpecialist Area
Associate Director, Work Health and Safety
(02) 9852 5177
Executive reporting. WHS strategy and governance. Health and safety management systems. WHS consultation.
WHS Coordinator
(02) 9852 5178
Incident management. General WHS training and advice. Contractor management. Risk management. Hygiene and toxicology.
Kris Ambrose
WHS Technical Coordinator (Laboratories)
(02) 9685 9959
Chemical and biologicals health safety advice and training. Laboratory health and safety advice. Chemical information system management. Member of the Biosafety and Radiation Safety Committee (BRSC).
Injury Management Coordinator
(02) 9852 5180        
Workers compensation and injury management. Injury prevention strategies.
Jessica Nour
WHS & Wellbeing Officer
(02) 9852 5179        
Coordination for health and wellbeing initiatives such as SafeWork Month and R U OK Day. Operational support for health and safety initatives. Ergonomic assessments.
Dearne Richards
WHS & Wellbeing Support Officer
(02) 9852 5154
Operational support for health, safety and wellbeing initatives. Implementation of health and wellbeing initatives. First aid and emergency warden contact lists. Administration of WHS training programs.