Jennie has worked in the higher education sector for 6 ½ years, with 5 as the Director of Health, Safety and Wellness at Griffith University before joining UQ in August of last year.
In this role, Jennie leads a team of 5 in the delivery of the strategic direction for health, safety and wellness at the university in conjunction with relevant parties and monitors the HSW governance arrangements.
Jennie’s background is in the areas of business management, human resources, occupational health safety and wellness and environmental having worked most of her career in the private industry (primarily in manufacturing). Jennie’s varied workplace experience from News Ltd, to the Queensland Museum to State Government and most recently the higher education sector, has provided her with broad experience of the HSW challenges facing the workplaces of today.
She has a Degree in Early Childhood Education and an MBA. She is particularly interested in empowering staff to be accountable for their own health and wellbeing and working with the organisation to improve individual wellness working toward a mentally healthy university.