Staff

Senior Management Team

 

Dr Jane Thomson, Emmanuel College UQ Vice Principal (Acting)

Principal

Dr Jane Thomson, BA (UQ), BSW (Hons), PhD, GCTT (JCU)

Dr Jane Thomson was appointed as Principal of Emmanuel College in 2018. A social worker by background, Jane completed a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland and then undertook her social work degree and PhD, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, at James Cook University. Jane’s early career was in statutory child protection and hospital social work. She has worked in a number of universities as a social work academic and in management roles, including three years as Vice Principal of Emmanuel College (2009-2011). Jane is committed to the transformative power of education and greatly enjoys working with young people. She identifies with Emmanuel’s motto “enriching lives since 1911” and sees the College as offering a wonderful opportunity to nurture young people and their futures, ultimately contributing to shaping a positive, caring society.

 

 Emmanuel College Deputy Principal Louise Hallo

Deputy Principal and Director of College Life

Ms Louise Hallo, BSocWk (UQ), GCertAdolHlthWelb (Melb)

Louise joined Emmanuel College in 2018 following 15 years specialising in adolescent and young adult health and wellbeing in not-for-profit and hospital settings, including Red Kite, the Australian cancer charity that supports children and young people; the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital; and King’s College Hospital in London. She undertook her Bachelor of Social Work degree at The University of Queensland, while residing at Duchesne College, and received her postgraduate qualifications from The University of Melbourne. In 2019 she was appointed to the board of the Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association. Louise’s strong appreciation of what college life offers and the wonderful community it creates is invaluable in her work with and support for the students of Emmanuel.

 

Michelle James, Advancement and Communications Manager

Advancement and Communications Manager

Ms Michelle James, BA, GCArtsWEP (UQ)

Michelle’s experience in the inter-related fields of community engagement, fundraising, and communications spans the arts and education sectors, including a number of years working at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Prior to moving to Brisbane in 2004, Michelle worked in the media at Channel 9 in Sydney for ten years. With a Bachelor of Arts degree and postgraduate qualifications in writing, editing, and publishing from The University of Queensland, Michelle’s studies in the humanities — the understanding of societies and people, and how to communicate effectively with them — have informed her strong belief in philanthropy, literally the love of humanity, and the benefits of giving. Michelle has worked at Emmanuel since 2014, and joined the senior management team in 2018.

 

Gaylene Bell, Emmanuel College

Finance Manager

Ms Gaylene Bell, BBus (USQ), CPA

Gaylene joined Emmanuel College in 2019 with many years’ experience in senior finance roles across a range of industries, including independent schools, hospitals and not-for-profit organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland and is a qualified member of CPA Australia. Gaylene’s experience in managing a wide range of strategic and operational responsibilities, in the areas of budget and finance, human resources and information technology, supports the students and the College.

 

John Jiang, Emmanuel College

Operations Manager

Mr John Jiang, BBus, MBus(Fin) (RMIT), PhD (UWA)

John’s 16 years’ experience in senior operations roles in the Australian higher education sector led to him joining Emmanuel College in 2019. From 2015 to 2018, John was Business Operations Manager of Accommodation Services at Australian National University, responsible for the development and delivery of services and facilities strategy in the ANU-operated halls of residence. John holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Finance from RMIT University, and a PhD from the University of Western Australia.


Student Services

Deputy Principal and Director of College Life
Mrs Louise Hallo, BSocWk, GCertAdolHlthWelb

Dean of Studies
Mr Michael D’Arcy, BEcon, BA (Hons), GradDipL&T

Dean of Student Wellbeing
Mrs Christina Scattini, BSocWk

Assistant Dean
Mr Christopher Morris, BEcon, BCom

Admissions Officer
Mrs Nicky Hart

Hall Porters
Mr Peter Leventis, Mr Daniel Moore, Mr Murray Watson

Chaplain
Rev. Alex Pittaway, MDiv


Events Management

Events Manager
Mrs Lynette Jackson, DipHospMgmt

Executive Chef
Mr Greg Slack


Administration and Operations

Accounts and Payroll Officer
Ms Marie Halloran, DipAcctg, BAS Agent

Administration Officer
Miss Annie Chenery, DipBusAdmin, DipBus

Personal Assistant
Ms Sharon Burridge

Property Officer
Mr Ramon Taylor

Supervisor, Cleaning Services
Ms Shelley Ferguson