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SoMS has an active H&S committee which meets four times a year. Committee members are listed below and minutes are available in the Related Documents section on the right.

Committee members represent their workgroup in health and safety matters. Committee members carry out annual workplace inspections. For full terms and conditions refer to the committee constitution in Related Documents.

There are three levels of H&S committees. Consultation may start at the Level 3 SoMS H&S committee then on to the Medicine Faculty Executive Meeting (including Level 2 Health and Safety meeting) which may in turn reports to the University Level 1 H&S committee. Equally, matters discussed at the University Level 1 H&S Committee are cascaded to the Faculty Level 2 and School/Unit committees Level 3.

2020 meeting dates and minutes:  TBA



2019 meeting dates and minutes:

•    Tuesday 12th February (12-1pm)  Minutes - SoMS L3 WHS - 120219
•    Tuesday 14th May (12-1pm)  Minutes - SoMS L3 WHS - 140519
•    Tuesday 20th August (12-1pm) Minutes - SoMS L3 WHS - 200819
•    Tuesday 29th October (12-1pm)  Minutes - SoMS L3 WHS - 291019

Location: Lowy meeting room 405


2018 meeting dates and minutes:

•    Tuesday 27th February                        Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-02-27
•    Tuesday 15th May  Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-05-15
•    Tuesday 21st August  Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-08-21
•    Tuesday 20th Novembe Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-11-20


How to resolve H&S issues

Step 1: Talk to your supervisor or manager.

Step 2: If not resolved, report the problem to an H&S Representative or H&S Officer who will have discussions with the relevant supervisor/manager or raise the issue at the H&S Committee.

Step 3: If not resolved, the Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can refer the issue to either the Medicine Level 2 H&S Committee or to the Level 1 H&S Committee if the issue has university–wide impact.

Step 4: If not resolved, the H&S Representative or Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can invite a SafeWork NSW inspector to attend the workplace to assist in the resolution of the issue.

Advice on H&S problem resolution should be sought from the Medicine Faculty H&S Coordinator. Managers and employees must work cooperatively to resolve H&S problems, and should notify the Medicine Faculty H&S Coordinator (Gregory Maxwell  prior to requesting assistance from SafeWork NSW.





Cristan Herbert

WW level 4 east and west


Sydney Liu Lau

WW level 4 west (BMSF only)

Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility

Nigel Turner

WW level 3 east


Lynn-Jee Kim

WW level 3 east

Post-graduate students

Tim Murphy

WW level 3 west


Miro Janco

WW level 2 east

WW level 2 east


WW level 2 west

Head of School

Belinda Parmenter

WW level 2 west

Deputy Head of School

Kristie Leavai

WW level 2 west

Administration staff

Brooke Thornberry

WW level 2 west


Teghan Lucas

WW level 2 west


Andrew Keech

WW ground floor

Exercise Physiology

Cameron Reely

Biological Resources Centre

Biological Resources Centre

Lawrence Lee

Lowy level 3

Lowy L3

Susanne Booth

Virology (POWH)

Virology (POWH)





Rachel Manuel

WW level 4 east


Toshna Singh

WW level 4 west and Ex Phys


Allison Arndt

WW level 3 east


Tom Sobey

WW level 3 west


Shudi Tang

WW level 2 east


Nancy Martin La Rotta

Lowy level 3


Gregory Maxwell

H&S Coordinator, UNSW Medicine


Safety Supervisors



Nigel Turner