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, 175.7 KB)

CALD Staff Inclusion Action Plan (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Rongyu LiRongyu Li – Executive Champion
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)


Associate Professor Remi Ayoko – Chair
School of Business
Faiza El-HigziFaiza El-Higzi – Deputy Chair
Postgraduate Student Representative HASS
Hassan Khosravi
Senior Lecturer, Learning Analytics, ITaLI
Sebastian Hagebaum
Manager, BEL Career Services
Salit Kark
Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Karin SellbergKarin Sellberg
Lecturer, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Joerg Henning
Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Science
Jasmina FejzicJasmina Fejzic
Lecturer, School of Pharmacy
Jeffrey MakJeffrey Mak
Research Officer, Institute of Molecular Bioscience
Bisakha Dewan – Member
Postgraduate Student Representative Gatton

Greg Hainge
Head, School of Languages & Cultures 

Nilufar (Nell) Baghaei
Senior Lecturer - Human Centred Computing, ITaLI
Xiang-Yu (Janet) Hou
Principal Research Fellow, UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Chris Kwon
Student and Academic Administration Officer, Academic Service Division 
Salome Bowman
Business Manager, Information and Technology Services
Felipe Retamal Walter
Lecturer in Speech Pathology, HABS
Nasim Amiralian
Senior Research Fellow, AIBN
Aparna Hebbani 
Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Arts 
S. M. Qasim Ahsan
Digital Assessment Support Coordinator,  Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation
Alain de Sales
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Andrew L. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership
 Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Secretariat
Administrative Officer, Secretariat CIC , Workplace Diversity and Inclusion