Our People

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Professor Julie Jomeen

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Professor of Midwifery

Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery, is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health. Prior to joining Southern Cross University, Julie was Dean, Faculty of Health at the University of Hull, UK. Julie is a nurse and midwife who moved into academia following a PhD at the University of Leeds, UK and she remains an active maternity researcher. Julie's role is to ensure the Faculty of Health is a major contributor to the region's healthcare workforce and carries out world-leading research to tackle some of the biggest health challenges facing society. Donna Simon is the Executive Assistant to Julie and can be contacted at [email protected] 


Faculty of Health Executive

Fiona Naumann

Professor Fiona Naumann

Associate Dean Education

Professor Naumann is a teaching and learning scholar in the field of digital innovation, course transformation, Interprofessional Education and clinical assessment. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Fiona is also a Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, specialising in the field of exercise oncology.

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Professor Marianne Wallis AM

Associate Dean Research

Professor Marianne Wallis has been a Chief Investigator in numerous large projects that have aimed at improving the nursing care of hospitalised patients, with impaired skin integrity, and improving health service delivery, especially for the frail elderly in the emergency department.

John Hurley

Professor John Hurley

Director Higher Degrees Research

John is a Professor of Mental Health and works clinically at Headspace as a credentialed mental health nurse and experiential psychotherapist. John is a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Topics of expertise are mental health, emotional intelligence and health workforce.

Jennene Greenhill

Professor Jennene Greenhill

Chair of Nursing

As a nurse leader, Jennene is passionate about socially accountable health professional education and research that benefits communities, especially disadvantaged populations. Her international research profile encompasses rural health workforce, transformative learning, and health service improvement in underserved communities.

Chris Stevens

Associate Professor Chris Stevens

Chair of Human Sciences and Rehabilitation

Associate Professor Chris Stevens teaches into the units ‘Exercise Physiology’ and ‘Exercise Physiology and Prescription’. His research interests include improving all aspects of sports performance, specifically the areas of sports physiology and environmental physiology.

Jacqui Yoxall

Associate Professor Jacqui Yoxall

Chair of Psychological and Social Health

Associate Professor Yoxall has been a registered psychologist since 1997. Much of her work has involved inter-professional collaboration and establishment of innovative approaches to healthcare, particularly in regional and rural areas. Her research interests lie in human response to trauma, the nexus between psychology and criminal or civil law, and psychological assessment.

Associate Professor Nicci Whiteing

Associate Professor Nicola Whiteing

Chair, Allied Health, Midwifery and Community

Associate Professor Nicola Whiteing has a passion for developing authentic curricula that equips students to become healthcare professionals of the future. Having qualified as a nurse in 1998, Nicola now works within the interprofessional education space. Nicola is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests include interprofessional education, curriculum design and workforce development, particularly in rural and remote areas.

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Distinguished Professor Anne Graham AO

Professor of Childhood Studies Centre for Children and Young People

Distinguished Professor Anne Graham AO is Founding Director, Centre for Children and Young People. Anne’s research interests focus primarily on children and young people’s wellbeing, safety and participation, as well as ethical issues in researching and working with children in different contexts. She has led over 70 research projects, including 8 ARC funded studies. Under Anne's leadership the CCYP has built the reputation of SCU in providing quality, high impact research involving children.

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Professor Jon Wardle

Foundation Director, National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Professor Jon Wardle is Foundation Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. In addition to clinical qualifications in nursing and naturopathic medicine, Jon has postgraduate qualifications in public health, law and health economics and holds visiting positions at Boston University, University of Washington and University of Oxford.

Prue Berry

Prue Berry

Faculty Manager

Prue has 15 years’ experience as a professional in the higher education sector, having worked as the Domestic Recruitment Director and Law Faculty Business Director at Bond University and the Engagement Manager with the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre before coming to SCU.

Course Coordinators

Bachelor of Podiatry
Bachelor of Podiatry and Pedorthics

Jacqui Yoxall (Lismore)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Midwifery
Julie Young and Karin Mills
E: [email protected] or [email protected]

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Michelle Bissett (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Corinne Cribb (Lismore)
E: [email protected]


Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Dr Jodie Cochrane Wilkie (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Dr Zachary Crowley-McHattan (Lismore)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences Honours
Dr Kitty Foley (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected] 

Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Dr Jessica Browne (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Professor Maria Constantinou (Gold Coast)
[email protected] 

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)

Master of Osteopathic Medicine
Bimbi Gray (Lismore)
E: [email protected]

Graduate Certificate Diabetes Education and Management
Dr Emily Burch (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle)
Rebecca Redmond (Lismore)
[email protected] 

Master of Integrative Medicine
Dr Peter James (Lismore)
[email protected]

Master of Naturopathic Medicine
Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine
Graduate Certificate Advanced Naturopathic Medicine

Dr Andrea Bugarcic (Lismore)
E: [email protected] 

Master of Lifestyle Medicine
Graduate Certificate Lifestyle Medicine

Dr John Stevens (Lismore)
E: [email protected] 

Bachelor of Nursing
Louise Ward (Lismore)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway only)
Dima Nasrawi (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Master of Nursing (GEM)
Dr Sam Lapkin (Gold Coast)
[email protected] 

Bachelor of Community Welfare
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Dr Darran Stonehouse (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
Dr Erica Russ (Gold Coast)
[email protected] 

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
Michelle Bissett (Gold Coast)
[email protected] 

Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Psychological Science
Dr Dylan Poulus (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise
Dr Louise Horstmanshof (Lismore)
[email protected]

Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours
Dr Eric Brymer (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Counselling
Professor Ebi Cocodia (Coffs Harbour)
E: [email protected] 

Master of Professional Psychology
Dr Belinda Barton (Coffs Harbour)
E: [email protected] 

Master of Healthcare Leadership
Dr Sarah Tillott (Gold Coast)
[email protected]

Master of Mental Health
Master of Mental Health Nursing
Graduate Diploma of Mental Health
Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
Dr Richard Lakeman (Gold Coast)
E: [email protected]

Academic Staff

Discipline Name Job Title
After the Floods Project James Bennett-Levy Professor of Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing
Anatomy and Physiology Vini Fernandes Cruzat Lecturer
Biomedical Science Jessica Browne Lecturer
Biomedical Science Karlah Norkunas Lecturer
Biomedical Science Nedeljka Rosic Senior Lecturer
Biomedical Science Ken Wojcikowski Senior Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Centre for Children and Young People Antonia Canosa Research Fellow
Centre for Children and Young People Anne Graham Director, Centre for Children and Young People and Professor of Childhood Studies
Counselling Ebi Cocodia Professor
Counselling Athena Hammond Lecturer
Counselling Thomas Sim Lecturer
Diabetes Education and Management Emily Burch Lecturer
Exercise Physiology Luke Del Vecchio Lecturer
Exercise Physiology Kellie Toohey Associate Professor
Exercise Science Rosalind Beavers Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Exercise Science Kyle Bennett Senior Lecturer
Exercise Science Jena Buchan Lecturer
Exercise Science Mike Climstein Associate Professor
Exercise Science Jodie Cochrane Wilkie Deputy Chair Human Sciences and Rehabilitation, Senior Lecturer
Exercise Science Zac Crowley-McHattan Senior Lecturer
Exercise Science Gurpreet Singh Associate Lecturer
Exercise Science Christian Swann Associate Professor
Exercise Science John Whitting Senior Lecturer
Healthcare Leadership Diarmuid Hurley Associate Lecturer
Healthcare Leadership Sarah Tillott Senior Lecturer
Human Physiology Lily Guo Lecturer
Human Science Courtney McGowan Lecturer
Medical Laboratory Science Borkwei Ed Nignpense Lecturer
Mental Health Nursing Katrina Campbell Lecturer
Midwifery Lisa Charmer Lecturer
Midwifery Maree Crepinsek Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Midwifery Lyn Ebert Associate Professor
Midwifery Karin Mills Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Midwifery Julie Young Associate Lecturer
Nursing Christina Aggar Associate Professor
Nursing Katrina Austen Lecturer
Nursing Sherryn Bailey Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Kaylene Barchetta Associate Lecturer (teaching Scholar)
Nursing Andrew Cashin Professor
Nursing Sue Devlin Senior Lecturer
Nursing Frances Doran Senior Lecturer
Nursing Anna Foster Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Nicole Graham Lecturer
Nursing Brenda Happell Professor
Nursing Claire Hutchinson Lecturer
Nursing Marie Hutchinson Professor
Nursing Elicia Kunst Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Richard Lakeman Associate Professor
Nursing Sam Lapkin Associate Lecturer
Nursing Ron McAndrew Lecturer
Nursing Willa Maguire Associate Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Kolleen Miller-Rosser Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Dima Nasrawi Lecturer
Nursing Debbie Procter Lecturer
Nursing Bernadine Romero Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Madeleine Searson Lecturer
Nursing Lucy Shinners Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Nursing Felicity Walker Lecturer
Nursing Louise Ward Deputy Chair, Nursing and Associate Professor
Nursing Nicci Whiteing Chair, Allied Health, Midwifery and Community and Senior Lecturer
Nursing Donna Wilson Lecturer
Nursing Andrew Woods Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Occupational Therapy Michelle Bissett Deputy Chair, Allied Health, Midwifery and Community, Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Danielle Bull Associate Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Occupational Therapy Lisa Couzens Associate Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Kirsten Deutschmann Associate Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Kitty Foley Senior Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Linda Furness Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Morgan Pearson Associate Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Annette Ryan Associate Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Maggie Scorey Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Steph Smith Associate Lecturer
Occupational Therapy Vicki Tillott Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Occupational Therapy Matthew Yau Associate Professor
Osteopathy Raymond Blaich Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Osteopathy Kristy Buist Lecturer
Osteopathy Shaun Coleman Lecturer
Osteopathy Stephen Dullard Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Osteopathy Sandra Grace Professor
Osteopathy Bimbi Gray Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Osteopathy Liz Howard Lecturer
Osteopathy Chris Kinch Lecturer
Osteopathy Paul Orrock Associate Professor
Physiotherapy Maria Constantinou Professor
Podiatry and Pedorthics Alex Barwick Lecturer
Psychology Kachina Allen Lecturer
Psychology Belinda Barton Lecturer
Psychology Eric Brymer Associate Professor
Psychology Jessica Gillies Lecturer
Psychology Peter Hassmen Professor
Psychology Louise Horstmanshof Senior Lecturer
Psychology Mary-Anne Kate Lecturer
Psychology Desiree Kozlowski Associate Professor, Chair of Academic Board
Psychology Ruben Laukkonen Lecturer
Psychology Mitchell Longstaff Associate Lecturer, Chair, Health Faculty Board
Psychology Gail Moloney Associate Professor
Psychology Dylan Poulus Deputy Chair, Psychological and Social Health and Senior Lecturer
Psychology Sally Sargeant Associate Professor
Psychology Royce Willis Lecturer
Public Health Gillian Gould Professor
Public Health Ratika Kumar Research Fellow
Public Health Carrie Thomson-Casey Lecturer
Shared Units Kate Baltrotsky Associate Lecturer
Shared Units Gretel Jones Associate Lecturer
Shared Units Alex Lawrence Lecturer
Social Work Irene Ayallo Lecturer
Social Work Barbara Adonteng-Kissi Lecturer
Social Work Kathomi Gatwiri Senior Lecturer
Social Work Joanne Hilder Lecturer
Social Work Clarissa Hitchcock Associate Lecturer
Social Work Mark Hughes Professor
Social Work Kate Johnathan Senior Lecturer
Social Work Lynne Mcpherson Associate Professor
Social Work Liz Reimer Senior Lecturer
Social Work Erica Russ Senior Lecturer
Social Work Darran Stonehouse Lecturer
Social Work Menka Tsantefski Associate Professor
Social Work Meaghan Vosz Research Fellow
Social Work Louise Whitaker Senior Lecturer
Speech Pathology Lisa Carey Lecturer
Speech Pathology Corinne Cribb Lecturer
Speech Pathology Bridgette Hill Associate Lecturer (PEL)
Speech Pathology Natalie Munro Professor
Speech Pathology Kirstine Shrubsole Lecturer
Speech Pathology Andrea Smidt Associate Professor
Speech Pathology Genevieve Vuong Lecturer
Speech Pathology Helen Wallace Lecturer
Statistics Joanne Bradbury Senior Lecturer

Professional Staff

Name Job Title
Aimee Ahu Work Integrated Learning Specialist
Brenda Allan SCU Health Clinic Manager
Juan Arrieta Terreros Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer
Robert Baglin Technical & Laboratory Manager
Liz Bartlett Curriculum & Accreditation Manager
Leanne Bates Technical & Laboratory Officer
Brooke Bingon Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Duncan Blair Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer
Elise Boardman Technical & Laboratory Team Leader
Bronwyn Browne Technical & Laboratory Officer
Karen Bryant Technical & Laboratory Officer
Nelson Burgos Rodriguez Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Ross Callan Technical & Laboratory Officer
Kirsten Cameron Technical & Laboratory Officer
Sharni Carberry Project Engagement Officer
Laura Carnovale Curriculum and Accred Coordinator
Louise Casson Administrative Assistant
Tine Christensen Technical & Laboratory Officer
David Clark Research Assistant
Jenna Collier Administrative Assistant
Natasha Cook Administrative Assistant
Jayne Dennis Technical & Laboratory Officer
Emilee Devine Fit to Practice Officer
Renea Duignan General Manager
Shana Dyer Technical & Laboratory Officer
Roger Engel Research Assistant
Amanda Ensbey Technical & Laboratory Officer
Shannon Everest Research Project Officer
Tahlia Forshaw-Brown Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Melissa Friend Fit to Practice Officer
Zyana Gall Research Assistant
Sonia Gardner Hillgrove Technical & Laboratory Officer
Cathrina Geldard Research Assistant
Kate Giles Technical and Laboratory Team Leader
Scott Goddard Research Assistant
Kylie Graham Administrative Assistant
Kate Haines Administrative Assistant
Teresa Hargrave Technical & Laboratory Officer
Allison Hart Aboriginal Engagement Officer
Zoe Hayes Work Integrated Learning Officer
Jamie Hetherington Bioscience Technical and Laboratory Officer
Melanie Hockings Research Assistant
Jennifer Hollier Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer
Marcus Howlett Bioscience Technical & Laboratory Officer
Melissa Howlett Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer
Rebecca Hyland Senior Project Manager
Lana Kairey Research Assistant Clinical Trials
Annabelle Keene Technical and Laboratory Team Leader
Alexandra Kennedy Technical & Laboratory Officer
Gina La Hera Fuentes Research Assistant - iSISTAQUIT Project
Warren Lake Research Assistant
Rebecca Lever Manager, Work Integrated Learning
Paula Longbottom Research Assistant
Fiona Lotherington Technical & Laboratory Team Leader
Kirsty Love Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Christina Ma Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Susan McCaughtrie Technical & Laboratory Officer
Debbie McEwan Technical & Laboratory Officer
Amanda Madden Administrative Assistant
Steven Mankowsky Technical & Laboratory Officer
Lee Marshall Field Education Officer
Lee Muddle Research Assistant
Thu Nguyen Research Assistant
Olivia Noffke Technical & Laboratory Assistant
Mathew O'Keefe Technical & Laboratory Assistant
Vanessa O'Rourke Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Ruth Orr Administrative Assistant
Renee Parker Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator
Anna Poulsen Technical & Laboratory Team Leader
Amy Pracilio Senior Project Manager
Tina Prassos Research Assistant
Grace Redden Research Assistant
Suzanne Rienks Research Assistant
Shelley Robinson Research Assistant
Laura Robson Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Melissa Ruttley Administrative Assistant
Nicole Ryan Project Lead
Jack Sargeant Research Assistant
Krystal Sayer Technical & Laboratory Officer
Emma Shannon Administrative Assistant
Donna Simon Executive Assistant
Siobhan Starr Fit to Practice Officer
Nicole Steel Communications and Outreach Officer
Paula Steffensen Technical & Laboratory Officer
Tanya Stewart Research Support Officer
Hannah Sunde Technical & Laboratory Officer
Lachlan Suter Technical & Laboratory Officer
Joshua Targett Technical & Laboratory Officer
Jessica Taylor Clinical Trials Coordinator
Tamsin Thomas Research Assistant
Jacoba Van Crugten Senior Technical and Laboratory Officer
Nicole Waller Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator
Cath Walsh Technical & Laboratory Officer
Katrina Watson Administration Officer
Brendan Webb Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Nathan Whiting Technical and Laboratory Officer (O/T & Osteo)
Tayla Wood Fit to Practice Officer
Janelle Yuan Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Kym Yuke Project Manager
Caitlin Zillman Communications and Development Manager

Contact the Faculty of Health

Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean Associate Dean Research

Associate Dean Education

Health Work Integrated Learning Unit (WIL)

Donna Simon
T: +61 7 5589 3224
E: [email protected]

Professor Marianne Wallis AM
M: +61 427 633 708
E: [email protected]

Professor Fiona Naumann
T: +61 7 5589 3470
E: [email protected]
T: +61 7 5589 3439
E: Fit to Practice – [email protected]
E: WIL – [email protected]