Meet staff from ACU’s School of Behavioural and Health Sciences. Search for academic, research and professional staff by campus – or access all school staff via the staff directory.

Meet our head of school

Professor Justin Kemp, Head of School

Professor Kemp is a published exercise science academic, course coordinator, author and former radio broadcaster, having spent 16 years bringing to life the weekly “Run Like You Stole Something” show. His books include Run Like You Stole Something (2003), Why Dick Fosbury Flopped (2006) and It’s True: Sport Stinks (2006).

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Staff by campus

Browse our list of academic and professional staff at the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences by campus and discipline.

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Jackie Stevens – Lecturer

Ms Anna Lister - Lecturer

Exercise Science

Dr Gert Jan Pepping – Deputy Head of School, Head of Discipline (Exercise Science)

Associate Professor John Saunders

Dr Mark Creaby – Senior Lecturer

Dr Michael Cole – Senior Lecturer

Dirk Melton – Senior Lecturer

Jemima Spathis – Lecturer

Kassia Beetham – Lecturer

Daniel Van den Hoek – Lecturer

Adam Hewitt – Lecturer

Dr Peter Le Rossignol – Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrew Townshend – Lecturer

Dr John Mahoney – Lecturer

Dr Matthew Sweeney – Lecturer

Dr Richard Johnston – Lecturer

Hellene Bakker – Associate Lecturer

Dr Matt Sweeney – Lecturer, Industry Experience Coordinator

Jen Kneen – Administrative Officer


Dr Kimberley Mallan – Deputy Head of School 

Dr Deanne Armstrong – Lecturer

Dr Anthony Benedetti – Counselling Placement Coordinator

Cathy Bone – Placements Coordinator

Rebecca Bates – Administrative Officer (School of Psychology)

Dr Tina Habota - Clinic Director and Senior Lecturer


Isabelle Lys – Senior Lecturer

Zoltan Rusznak – Senior Lecturer

Francesca Fernandez – Lecturer

Clare Flakelar – Lecturer

Roger Lord – Lecturer


Carol Bradley – Team Leader

Exercise Science

Professor Louise Burke – Professor, Centre for Exercise and Nutrition

Dr Matthew Hoon – Lecturer

Dr Meg Ross – Postdoctoral Fellow


Michael Larkin – Lecturer

Exercise Science

Dr Jodi Sita – Assistant Deputy Head of School, Senior Lecturer

A/Prof Christian Lorenzen – Associate Professor

A/Prof Stuart Cormack – Associate Professor

Dr Doug Whyte – Senior Lecturer

Ms Sandy Allen-Craig – Senior Lecturer

Dr David Opar – Senior Lecturer

Dr Alyse Wilcox – Lecturer

Dr Beth McLeod – Lecturer

Dr Cameron Wilson – Lecturer

Dr Christian Pitcher – Lecturer

Elizabeth Aumand – Lecturer

Dr Paul Tofari – Lecturer

Dr Ryan Timmins – Lecturer

Dr Bianca Share – Lecturer, Industry Experience Coordinator

Dr Liam Johnson - Lecturer

Dr Jack Hickey - Lecturer

Dr Nirav Maniar - Lecturer

Taryn Miller – Administrative Officer

Emma Grella – Administrative Officer

Rajat Malhotra – Administrative officer/Personal assistant

Nutrition and Public Health

A/Prof Sharon Croxford – Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead

Dr John Oldroyd – Senior Lecturer, Master of Public Health Course Coordinator

Dr Alison Hughes – Senior Lecturer

Dr Melanie Lowe – Lecturer

Dr Stephen Fisher – Lecturer

Dr Jennifer Marks - Lecturer


Professor Peter Wilson

Professor Peter Rendell

Professor John Gleeson – Head of Discipline

Associate Professor Leah Brennan

Associate Professor Gill Terrett

Associate Professor Karen Caeyenberghs

Honorary Professor Dr Sabine Hammond

Dr Helen Aucote – Senior Lecturer; National Course Coordinator: Undergraduate Psychology

Dr Tom Whelan – Senior Lecturer; (Acting) DHOS

Dr Lisa Milne – Senior Lecturer; (Acting) National Course Coordinator: Postgraduate Psychology

Dr Xochitl De la Piedad Garcia – Senior Lecturer; 4th year Course Coordinator

Dr Leah Kaufmann – Senior Lecturer; ACU NTEU Branch President

Dr Katie Bunch – Psychology Clinic Director; National Course Coordinator: Postgraduate Psychology

Dr Eleonora  Cattini - Psychology Clinic Director

Nadine Borg – Psychology Clinic Director

Dr Izelle Labuschagne – Research Fellow

Dr Sarah Stewart – Psychology Placement Coordinator (Clinical)

Dr Trish Melzer - Psychology Placement Coordinator (Clinical)

Dr Emma Little – Senior Lecturer; Coordinator of Master of Educational & Developmental Psychology

Dr Valentina Lorenzetti – Senior Lecturer

Anne Clark – Counselling Placement Coordinator

Dr Joel Anderson - Lecturer

Chris Cheers - Lecturer

Marietta Dellas Georgianos - Lecturer

Claudia Morrow - Psychology Placement Coordinator (Master of Professional Psychology)

Camelia Wilkinson - Psychology Placement Coordinator (Educational & Developmental)

Elizabeth Watson - Clinic Administrative Officer

Annika Taylor – Administrative Officer

Niamh Fleming – Administrative Officer

Karen Grech - Administrative Officer


Dr Genevieve Morris – Deputy Head of School, Senior Lecturer

Dr Tanya Uebergang – Senior Lecturer

Dr Belinda Martinac – Lecturer

Eileen Lay – Lecturer

Dr Lara Grollo – Senior Lecturer

Laurine Hurley – Senior Lecturer

Dr Santha James – Senior Lecturer

Dr Phillip Parker – Senior Lecturer

Dr Brendon Cheong - Lecturer

Karina Patrick – Administrative Officer

Manal Hanna – Administrative Officer

Nutrition and Public Heath

Dr Bo Wang – Lecturer (Nutrition and Food Science)


Dr Jennifer Taylor – Deputy Head of School, Senior Lecturer

Dr Wendy Relf – Lecturer

Dr Ian Cathers – Senior Lecturer

A/Prof Pre De Silva – Senior Lecturer

Dr Abdur Rouf – Lecturer

Dr Christopher Austin – Lecturer

Dr Fiona Ballard – Lecturer

Dr Hemant Mehta – Lecturer

Mrs Nancy McKenzie  – Lecturer

Lisa Pearson – Administrative Officer

Ms Amelia Hansen – Administrative Officer

Exercise Science

Associate Professor David Greene – Deputy Head of School

Dr Craig Duncan – Senior Lecturer

Dirk Melton – Senior Lecturer

Dr Michael Baker – Senior Lecturer

Dr Angelica Thompson– Butel – Lecturer

Dr Justine Stynes – Lecturer

Kelly Johnson – Lecturer

Dr Mark Moresi – Lecturer

Dr Michaela Bruton – Lecturer

Michael Noetel – Lecturer

Dr Paul Taylor – Lecturer

Dr Phillip Chapman – Lecturer

Dr Raul Landeo – Lecturer

Dr Timothy Hartwig – Lecturer

Dr Kerrie Basclain – Associate Lecturer, Industry Experience Coordinator

Michael Psarakis – Associate Lecturer, Industry Experience Coordinator

Grace Trad – Administrative Officer

Stella Chan Lin Fat – Courses Administrator


Dr Francesco Foroni – Senior Lecturer - Assistant Deputy Head of School

A/Prof Keong Yap – Associate Professor - Clinical Master Course Coordinator

A/Prof Rachel Dryer - Associate Professor

Dr Megan Willis - Senior Lecturer

Dr Oscar Modesto Ramirez – Lecturer - Undergraduate Course Coordinator

Dr Kirsten Challinor – Lecturer - Honours Course Coordinator

Ms Michelle Tadros - Lecturer - Placement Coordinator for Clinical Masters

Ms Ewa Geba – Senior Lecturer - Psychology & Counselling Clinic Director

Dr Luisa Dos Santos Batalha - Lecturer

Dr. Joanne Bennett – Lecturer

Dr. Ying Yang– Lecturer

Dr. Madeleine Ferrari  –  Lecturer

Dr. Christopher Papadopoulos  – Lecturer

Ms. Natalie Windsor  – Lecturer

Mr. Benjamin Weir   – Lecturer

Ms Anne-Maree Milic – Administrative Officer

Ms. Amy Curro Administrative Officer

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