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 
Human Resources Adviser, Human Resources

Tanya Lutvey

Tanya Lutvey
Senior Manager Workplace Diversity and Inclusion 

Francis Nona

Francis Nona
Vice-Chancellor's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate, School of Public Health

Jeffrey Mak

Jeffrey Mak
Research Officer, Institute of Molecular Bioscience

Sybilla Wilson

Sybilla Wilson
Senior Service Improvement Manager - Engagement, Student Affairs

Michael Haugh Michael Haugh
Head of School, School of Languages and Culture
Delphine Gonchord

Delphine Gonchond
Senior Digital Marketing and Communications Officer, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI)

Yasmina Sultanbawa

Yasmina Sultanbawa
Associate Professor, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Luca Cella

Luca Cella
Head of Future Student Recruitment and Outreach (Australia)

Maryam Mohammad Hassan Ja Shirin

Shirin Jamarani
Training Coordinator, Office of Research Ethics

Mary Fuyrnari

Mary Fuyrnari
HDR Administration Manager, Graduate School 

Agnes Faron

Agnes Faron
Student Services and Digital Content Officer, Institute of Modern Languages

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 
Lecturer, School of Clinical Medicine

Simone Smala

Simone Smala
Senior Lecturer, School of Education

Joerg Henning

Joerg Henning
Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Science

Sanam Ahmadzada

Sanam Ahmadzada
Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research 

Louisa Parkinson

Louisa Parkinson
Research Officer, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Faiza El-Higzi

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

Madina Mohmood

Madina Mohmood – Student Representative
Bachelors of Laws (Honours)/Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kriti Garg Kriti Garg – Secretariat
Administration officer, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources