Meet the Team

Meet the Student Experience and Engagement teams

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Ashleigh Huddy
Student Experience Coordinator

As a UQ alumni, I have been fortunate to work at UQ for the past decade and have seen a massive shift in the student experience since my time as a student. In my role, I aim to continue to enhance the sense of belonging and experiences for students through various workshops, events and programs, to increase employability and encourage success in students' studies, as well as their personal and social life.


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Bec Dwan
Welcome and Induction Coordinator

 In my role, it’s my aim to inspire new and returning students to feel comfortable at UQ, to be prepared for their studies and to actively engage and participate in campus life. I'm originally from a small country town on the Darling Downs and in my free time I love playing and watching sport and spending time with family and friends.


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Cherrine Chan
Student Experience Officer

Prior to this role, I was at UQ Sport for nearly 10 years as well as a research scientist at AIBN at UQ. This experience has helped me contribute to the student experience on campus by engaging with students and creating a sense of belonging and connection. Fun fact, I have around 137 plants and counting! 


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Matt Parsons
Student Experience Officer

With a background in events in student accommodation, I bring a rounded understanding of all manner of student experience opportunities to the role. I have a passion for music and the arts as well as all things sports!


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Shawn Kelly
Student Experience Officer

Recently moved to Brisbane, I have international experience in Student Services and Engagement. I'm committed to placing the students on the forefront of everything I do, creating "A Sense of Belonging". I'm passionate about creating relationships that have longevity and contributing as a whole to student success.


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Jess Fuller
Student Experience Officer

It is my goal to ensure students have a positive experience at UQ where they feel supported and involved. Having studied psychology, I understand the importance of all students have a strong sense of purpose and fulfilment. With this in mind, I am excited to continue creating enjoyable and engaging events for all.


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Kristopher Brown
Lead, Student Experience and Engagement

I have an extensive background spanning marketing and communications, project management, data analytics, event and production management across a variety of industries and multiple states. I have a passion for promoting student engagement and incorporating the student voice and perspective into everything we do.


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Simona Antonova
Senior Student Engagement Officer

Having lived in six countries and worked in two, I'm fascinated by culture and meaningful connections. These interests facilitated my studies in marketing and psychology and have enabled me to build my career around marketing and communications and content creation. Being a UQ Alumni, I'm passionate about engaging with our students and ensuring UQ holds a special place in their hearts long after moving onto their next chapters.


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Alex Crook
Student Partners Coordinator - Representation and Engagement

Combining nearly 5 years in higher education coordinating student volunteers, programs and events, and many more in my own tertiary studies, I firmly believe that students are the greatest asset of any university. I’m excited to be in a position to promote partnership with UQ students through maximising and supporting the student voice in ways that will make a positive impact on their university experience.


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Teagan Stuart
Volunteering Coordinator

With a background in Human Resource Management and Volunteer Coordination, I am extremely passionate about supporting students in making the most out of their university experience through providing volunteer opportunities that will assist with career advancement into the future. I'm really excited to be workng in a position where I can engage with students to promote the importance of volunteering and love seeing the fulfilment and satisfaction from students when they participate in opportunities and feel part of the community!

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