The Council provides a consultative mechanism for developing and implementing inclusion initiatives focused on culturally and linguistically diverse staff across UQ.

We aim to:

  • foster an environment that is respectful and allows for the empowerment of staff from diverse backgrounds
  • establish strong policies in line with legislation that are anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and anti-racism
  • provide resources and programs for the wider UQ community to raise cultural awareness and promote inclusive workplace practices
  • develop and maintain an inclusive environment from staff of diverse backgrounds; along with increasing community connection
  • devise UQ’s first CALD Inclusion Strategy.

Cultural Inclusion Council Terms of Reference (PDF, 478.4 KB)

Rongyu Li Rongyu Li – Executive Champion
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement)
Neena Mitter

Professor Neena Mitter – Chair
Centre Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Liliana Hernandez Molina

Liliana Hernandez Molina – Deputy Chair 
Manager, HR Client Partnering, Human Resources Services

Tanya Lutvey

Tanya Lutvey
Senior Manager Workplace Diversity and Inclusion 

Francis Nona

Francis Nona
Indigenous Pathways Lecturer, School of Public Health 

Renee de Simone 
Senior Manager, Student Wellbeing and Support 

Greg Hainge
Head, School of Languages & Cultures 

Celina Campas 
Manager, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion 

Hassan Khosravi
Senior Lecturer, Learning Analytics, ITaLI
Yasmina Sultanbawa
Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Shirin Jamarani
Implementation Support Specialist, Research Management Business Transformation
Mila Miladinovic
Senior Marketing and Communications Officer
Fatima Mckague
Program Manager, Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network
Sebastian Hagebaum
Manager, BEL Career Services
Seb Dianati
Teaching Fellow, School of Languages and Cultures
Salit Kark
Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Jeffrey Mak

Jeffrey Mak
Research Officer, Institute of Molecular Bioscience

Rumaana Suleman
Research Development Officer, Institute for Social Science Research 
Jasmina Fejzic

Jasmina Fejzic
Lecturer, School of Pharmacy

Karin Sellberg

Karin Sellberg
Lecturer, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Renuka Mahadevan

Renuka Mahadevan
Associate Professor, School of Economics

Bryan Mukandi

Bryan Mukandi 
ARC DECRA Research Fellow, School of Languages and Cultures

Alain de Sales
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Andrew L. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership

Joerg Henning
Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Science

Sanam Ahmadzada

Sanam Ahmadzada
Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research 

Faiza El-Higzi

Faiza El-Higzi – Student Representative
PhD student in gender studies, School of Political Science

Bisakha Dewan – Student Representative
PhD student in Agribusiness, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Nadia Bello Rinaudo
Administrative Officer, Workplace Diversity & Inclusion