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Members of the Board

Mike Capra

Professor Mike Capra

BSc, MSc, PhD, FSIAUniversity of Queensland.

Mike has held teaching and research positions at eight universities in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has taught in areas of biology, physiology, toxicology, research methods, and occupational and environmental health. Mike has been involved in projects in many countries, including Mozambique, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.

Alison Bell

Alison Bell

PhD; MSc (Research); B App Sc (OT); G Dip Safety Sc; G Cert Health Sc (Education); Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training; CPE.

Senior Lecturer, WHS Programme, University of Wollongong.

Alison has had a varied career, working initially as a clinical occupational therapist in Australia and the UK and then in OHS for almost 30 years. Alison has held roles in injury management, safety management, workers compensation, ergonomics and human factors. She has been involved in work-related musculoskeletal disorder research for the NSW government and has research students across different disciplines at the University of Wollongong.

Angela Seidel

Angela Seidel

GCertSurvResMethods, GradDipAppCorpGov, MEnvMgt, MHRM, MBA, MAppMgt(Public Health), MOHS, PGDipHlthSc(OSH), Cert Hlth Ec, GDipEd(Sec), BEc.CPMSIA, ACSA, ACIS

Angela has more than 20 years OHS experience. Currently an independent OHS professional she has previously worked in logistics, FMCG, manufacturing, mining and emergency services holding OHS roles with Patrick, Goodman Fielder and Rio Tinto (coal and iron ore).


Brian Devlin

Assistant State Secretary, Australian Manufacturers Workers Union (QLD), Bachelor Labour Studies.

Brian Devlin was a primary school teacher for 18 years prior to working in the union movement. Brian is heavily involved in workplace health and safety advocacy and education.

Bruce King

Professor Bruce King

BA, DipT, DipEd, DipEd, MA(Research) Fellow Australian College of Educators Emeritus Professor, University of South Australia.

Bruce has held positions as Director of the Flexible Learning Centre and Director Distance Education at the University South Australia. He has also held senior appointments within TAFE NSW and been a board member of three multimedia companies. He developed an international reputation by pioneering distance education as a field of study, numerous international conferences and consultancies, his membership of the editorial boards of three international journals and the international advisory board of the Centre for Research in Adult and Distance Learning at the Open University of Hong Kong. He was the Australian member of the UNESCO Committee of Experts on Distance Education in Moscow and represented the Government in Japan and Thailand on online learning issues.

David Cliff

Professor David Cliff

BSc(Hons), PhD, GDipEnvStud, GDipOutdoor Ed, GDip Bus Admin, CPMSIA, CChem, MRACI, MEIANZ, MCombustion Institute, MAusIMM, Member of Mine Managers Association of Australia.Director, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute University of Queensland.

David has been with MISHC over ten years. Prior to this he was at SIMTARS for eleven years including three as Manager Mining Research and eighteen months as Manager Occupational Hygiene, Environment and Chemistry. David has provided expert assistance in the areas of health and safety to the mining industry for over twenty years with particular expertise in occupational health and safety performance measurement, occupational health and safety management systems, emergency preparedness, gas analysis, spontaneous combustion, fires and explosions and in the investigation of mining incidents.

David Goddard

Dr David Goddard

Senior Lecturer, Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health (MonCOEH)

David has worked in occupational medicine since 1973 and now teaches medical undergraduates in occupational medicine and postgraduate students in toxicology. He also holds a part time role as Education Project Officer of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Genevieve Hawkins

B App Sci(OT), GradDip OHM, GradCert Change Management, MBA(Exec), Company Director’s Diploma, CPMSIA, GAICD

General Manager, Safety, Coles

Genevieve has worked in the health and safety arena for over 20 years operating from different stakeholder perspectives in large and small businesses, insurance and consultancy across a range of industries with a particular focus on leadership and culture change. In addition to her safety role at Coles Genevieve is a non-Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation of Australia.


Graham Jackson

MA Health & Safety Law and Environment Law (UK), DipNEBOSH, CMIOSH, ChOHSP, Member of Institute of Railway Operators

Graham has an extensive background in safety within the rail industry. He was Head of HSEQ for the Project division of Network Rail in the UK which gave him a broad background in all aspects of safety within the rail, manufacturing and construction industries. Moving to Australia in 2008 he took the role of General Manager Safety for the NSW Government owned Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation which became part of Transport for NSW, where he is now the Director Safety & Engineering Systems. Graham’s safety focus has been based upon workers, customers and public and he considers all three as equally important.

Jane Whitelaw

Jane Whitelaw, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene representative

Course Co-ordinator Occupational Hygiene Practice Programme, University of Wollongong MAppSc Environmental Health, Grad Dip OHS, Grad Cert OHS, Cert IV TAA, MAIOH, Certified Occupational Hygienist.

Jane commenced work in the Aluminium industry as a Chemist before moving into the area of Occupational Hygiene. She was the Australasian Corporate Hygienist for Alcan Aluminium for 10 years, before moving into Senior Management in broader OHS roles in the Paper and Steel industries. Education of management and the workforce was a strategic element of OHS systems that led Jane to a research interest in adult education, behavioural safety and workplace culture change. Jane has been a lecturer in the OHS postgraduate unit at the University of Wollongong since 2009.

Leo Rushena

Leo Ruschena

MSc(Occ Hyg),MIER,BEng, BEcon, GDipOrgBehaviour, CFSIASenior Lecturer, OHS, RMIT University.

Leo’s main postgraduate lecturing activities cover risk management; psychosocial, chemical and physical hazards and their controls, and organisational behaviour. He has extensive OHS and HR experience in the utility and mining industries, and within a government OHS regulator. He has a particular interest in the strategic involvement of health and safety to improve organisational effectiveness.

Meagan Browne

Meagan Browne

BSc, MAppSc(Org Dynamics), MAppSci(Toxicology), GCert Industrial Hygiene Science, DipEdManager Strategic Projects, WorkSafe Victoria.

Meagan is currently working on developing and implementing a range of strategic programs within WorkSafe’s Health and Safety Operations which draw on her significant experience and interest in operational policy and capability development. Meagan has been with WorkSafe for more than 17 years in various roles including Director Operations Support and dangerous goods inspector. Meagan is the past chair of the National reference group which developed training for inspectors to support implementation of harmonised WHS legislation. She worked in manufacturing, food processing, hospitality and education prior to joining WorkSafe.

Tim Driscoll

Associate Professor Timothy Driscoll

BSc(Med), MBBS, MOHS, PhD, FAFOEM, FAFPHM Post graduate Coordinator, Research; Joint Academic Coordinator, Master of Public Health; Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

Tim is Associate Professor in epidemiology and occupational medicine and also chairs the Education Committee of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.