Business Partner Contacts

Find someone who can help. Names and contact details for all local Health & Safety Business Partners and supporting roles located in faculties and COO Portfolios.

The University health and safety community comprises health and safety professionals in various roles. Listed below are the names and contact details for many of your local health and safety first point of contact professionals grouped under Academic (previously faculty) or Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio (previously University Services, subsidiaries and serviced affiliates).

Please email any changes to the below lists to ohs-enquires@unimelb.edu.au, specifying the update required.

To report issues related to maintenance, grounds, cleaning, security, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, transport and/or utilities, please submit a request directly to Campus Services via the Staff Services Portal (university username and password required) and the ticket with be administered by Campus Services directly.

  • Health and safety role definitions

    Health and Safety Business Partner roles

    Health and Safety

    Professional staff, often referred to as Health and Safety Business Partners, employed by the university to provide general health and safety information and advice to the university community.

    Injury Management

    Injury Management comprises Case Managers who provide assistance to staff injured at work and Return to Work Coordinators for assistance to injured staff returning to work at the University.

    Supporting safety roles

    Department Radiation Safety Officers

    Department Radiation Safety Officers (DRSO) for queries about radiation safety and management in your area.

    Enterprise Risk Management System

    Enterprise Risk Management System (ERMS) for assistance in navigating the system and extracting reports.

    GoldFFX Super Users

    GoldFFX Super Usersfor queries about chemical safety and management in your area. If there is not Super User listed under your area, please contact a Business Services Super User (under COO Portfolio) for assistance.

    ICAM Investigators

    Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) Investigators are staff with advanced incident investigation training who can be contacted to attend an incident investigation.

    Health and Safety Representatives

    Health and Safety Representatives are listed on the University's elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) register by Designated Work Group (DWG). Further information relating to HSRs is available on the HSR page.

    Chief Wardens

    Chief Wardens are listed on the building emergency resources database. The list is maintained by the Health & Safety Services team. Additional Warden information, including training and responsibilities, can be found on the Wardens page.

Academic Business Partners

  • Architecture, Building and Planning
    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    Coordinator, Facilities and OHS Misty Hall 834 43100
    Facilities and OHS Coordinator Tracey Grant 834 46735
    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Return to Work Coordinator Sonia Chambers 834 47702
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    DRSO (laser only) Jas Johnston 903 54748
    ERMSMisty Hall834 43100
    ERMS
    GoldFFX Super User
    ICAM Incident Investigator
    Tracey Grant834 46735
  • Arts
    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    OHS, Facilities And Records Manager Bernie Farrell 903 58158 /
    0411 541 709
    Injury Management Case Manager Stephanie Lamb 834 46149
    Return to Work Coordinator Marina Harris 834 46467
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    DRSO (CCMC) Petronella Nel 834 40329
    ERMSBernie Farrell903 58158
    ICAM Incident Investigator Vacant - See Business Services for alternative contact
  • Business & Economics
    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    OHS, HR Manager Genevieve Curtain 834 48927 /
    0411 020 123
    HR Business Partner Eliza Sell 834 43542
    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Return to Work CoordinatorSonia Chambers 834 47702
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    ERMSGenevieve Curtain834 48927
    ICAM Incident Investigator Steve Guggenheimer 834 43052
  • Education

    found on the MGSE Intranet (MDSE staff username and password required).

    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    OHS Coordinator James Vassilopoulos 903 57512
    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Return to Work Coordinator Sonia Chambers 834 47702
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    ERMS
    GoldFFX Super User
    ICAM Incident Investigator
    James Vassilopoulos903 57512
  • Engineering
    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    Infrastructure and OHS Manager Steve Beard 834 46712 /
    0409 210 717
    OHS Coordinator Deanna Strangis 903 53487 /
    0466 353 495
    Return to Work CoordinatorSonia Chambers 834 47702
    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    DRSO (Medicine and Engineering, St Vincent's) Vince Kalangi 834 43550 /
    0422 713 651
    DRSO (Bld 167, 170, 181)
    ERMS
    GoldFFX Super User
    ICAM Incident Investigator
    Steve Beard 834 46712
    Deanna Strangis 903 53487
  • Fine Arts and Music
    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    OHS Manager Rohan Meddings 903 59245 /
    0478 409 891
    Injury Management Case Manager Stephanie Lamb 834 46149
    Return to Work Coordinator Marina Harris 834 46467
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    ERMS
    GoldFFX Super User
    ICAM Incident Investigator
    Rohan Meddings903 59245
  • Law
    Health and SafetyNamePhone
    Facilities Management Coordinator (HR, Facilities and OHS) Megan Price 834 41111 /
    0466 529 345
    Injury Management Case ManagerOmar Casas834 44224
    Return to Work CoordinatorSonia Chambers834 47702
    Supporting RolesName Phone
    ERMSMegan Price834 41111
    GoldFFX Super UserVacant 
    ICAM Incident InvestigatorSu Butler834 43085
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    Health and SafetyNamePhone

    The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) has an internal OHS intranet which publishes comprehensive faculty specific support available to MDHS staff (MDHS staff username and password required).

    For those without MDHS intranet access, all OHS Advisors and Laboratory Managers within the faculty are recorded in the MDHS controlled contact list.

    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Return to Work Coordinator Sonia Chambers 834 47702
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    DRSO (Anatomy & Neuroscience - Bld 144) Vacant 
    DRSO (Anatomy & Neuroscience - Medical Building, Bld 181)  Trudi Harris 834 45738
    DRSO (Austin Hospital - Lance Townsend Building / Harold Stokes Building / Austin Bioresource Facility) Susan Hisheh 949 65488
    DRSO (Bio21 Institute, Bld 102) Asmini Athman903 58962
    DRSO (Bionics Institute, St Vincent's Hospital) Vince Kalangi834 43550
    DRSO (Dental School - Bld 702 and Bld 348) Cheryl Augustine9231 5390
    DRSO (Kenneth Myer Building, Bld 144) Rob Williams 903 58217
    DRSO (Medicine and Engineering, St Vincent's) Vince Kalangi 834 43550
    DRSO (Microbiology & Immunology - Doherty Institute, Bld 248) Ann Cornish 834 45184              
    DRSO (Northern Center for Health, Education and Research, The Northern Hospital) Varsha Lal 839 58230
    DRSO (Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mercy Hospital for Wormen) Susan Hisheh 949 65488
    DRSO (Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Women’s Hospital) Jordanna Master834 49844
    DRSO (Otolaryngology, Eye & Ear Hospital) Debra David834 46851
    DRSO (Pharmacology - Medical Building, Bld 181) Ann-Marie Hutchins 834 44418
    DRSO (Physiology - Medical Building, Bld 181) Andrew Hammond 903 55931
    DRSO (Western Center for Health, Research and Education, Sunshine Hospital) Varsha Lal 839 58230
    GoldFFX Super User (Kenneth Myer Building, B144) Debra David 0466 867 919
    GoldFFX Super User (Otolaryngology, Eye & Ear Hospital) Debra David 0466 867 919
    GoldFFX Super User (Medical Building) Ann-Marie Hutchins 834 44418
    ICAM Incident Investigators Yan Hong Tan 903 53858
    Milly Yim 834 48749
    Swaved Marcinski 834 48841
    Silvia Pasquote Abreu 903 56487
    Jessie Leung 903 56745
    Ana Lara 903 59978
    Jordanna Master 834 49844
    James Angelopoulos 834 45413
  • Science

    The Faculty of Science EHS Office provides advice, support and safety guidance to all areas of the Faculty. Local EHS staff, managers and Heads may escalate issues which cannot be resolved in the local area.

    We play a key role in audit preparation, online training reporting, incident management, and are responsible for drafting and managing the EHS Strategic Management Plan.

    We advise local Faculty EHS contacts of changes to University policies and procedures as well as major changes to OHS legislation and standards. The EHS Office manages the Faculty EHS Committee, which serves all areas of Science and deals with issues and incidents which have broad applicability to the Faculty.

    Faculty Specific Support

    Public Safety Websites

    Intranets

    A number of Schools within the Faculty also have intranets which are accessible to members of the School.

    Health and SafetyNameExt.
    EHS Coordination Manager Sam Montalto 834 46924 /
    0425 800 085
    EHS (Campuses) Coordinator Bryan McGowan 834 44027 /
    0431 688 447
    Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Claire Embregts email only
    Bio21 Institute - EHS Coordinator Vacant
    Contact Sam Montalto
    834 46924
    BioSciences Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer Kaija Jordan 834 45748
    BioSciences Chemical and Radiation Advisor  Jill Williams 834 40344
    BioSciences EHS Training Administration Joanne Lee 834 40344
    BioSciences Fieldwork EHS Coordinator Nicole Middleton 903 53188
    Chemistry Darren Rowe 903 55494 /
    0466 534 285
    Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
    (Creswick and Burnley Campus)
    Lisa Wittick 903 56922
    Earth Sciences - EHS Coordinator Abaz Alimanovic 834 43898
    Geography Darren Hocking 834 48342 /
    0417 169 790
    Mathematics & Statistics Hayley Ellul 834 49605
    Physics Melaku Alemu 934 49483
    University Diving Officer John Ahern 834 44394
    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Return to Work Coordinator Sonia Chambers 834 47702
    Supporting RolesNamePhone
    DRSO (Earth Sciences) Roland Maas 834 46522
    DRSO (Forest & Ecosystem Science, Burnley) Lisa Wittick 903 56922
    DRSO (School of Biosciences) Jill Williams 834 40344
    GoldFFX Super User Bryan McGowan 834 44027
    GoldFFX Super User Sam Montalto 834 46924
    GoldFFX Super User (Bio21) Vacant  
    ICAM Incident Investigator Sam Montalto 834 46924
    ICAM Incident Investigator Bryan McGowan 
    ICAM Incident Investigator (Bio21) Vacant  
    ICAM Incident Investigator (Biosciences) Vacant  
    ICAM Incident Investigator (Chemistry) Sam Montalto 834 46924
    ICAM Incident Investigator (Geography) Darren Hocking 834 48342
  • Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

    The FVAS Safety Team is committed to the health and wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors to the Faculty. The team provides a range of services and actively supports staff to manage health and safety risks associated with working at the University in an academic, administrative, veterinary and/or agricultural setting.

    The key functions of the FVAS Safety Team are to:

    • Answer any OHS queries – big or small!
    • Maintain OHS compliance for the Faculty with mandated Government legislation and University OHS policy and procedures
    • Conduct local OHS inductions
    • Assist in identifying OHS training needs
    • Assist in identifying hazards and risks in your area of work
    • Assist in conducting risk assessments and developing safe operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Provide guidance and assistance in audit preparation
    • Lead incident investigations
    • Provide Secretariat support for OHS Committees
    Health and SafetyNameExt
    OHS&E Manager
    Parkville: Tue-Thu / Werribee: Mon, Fri
    Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 /
    0402 774 063
    Senior OHS&E Officer (Dookie) Julie McNiece 903 56807 /
    0419 709 630
    OHS&E Officer (Werribee) Renee Jarvis 8001 2514 /
    0408 505 074
    U-Vet Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 /
    0402 774 063
    Kendall Hall Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 /
    0402 774 063
    Injury Management Case Manager Omar Casas 834 44224
    Return to Work Coordinator Sonia Chambers 834 47702
    Supporting RolesNameExt
    DRSO (Radiology, Werribee) Vacant 
    GoldFFX Super Users
    ICAM Incident Investigators
    Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761
    Julie McNiece 903 56807
    Renee Jarvis 8001 2514

Chancellery and COO Portfolio Business Partners

If you are not able to locate your local area above or not sure where your local area falls within the list, please contact Health & Safety Services for assistance on +61 3 903 54000 (select Option 3 Health & Safety, then Option 1 General enquiries).