Staff stories

We speak with Xuan Luu, PhD candidate in the Disability and Community Faculty Research Group in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in the Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health. More

Five minutes with Jordi Austin, Director of Student Support Services and the elected Fellow of Senate representing professional staff. More

Associate Professor Simon Reay Atkinson and course tutor Aminah Wehbe turned their lecture theatre into a lab this semester, leading their students in a unique research project that looks into risk and resilience in the bushfire-prone Blue Mountains community. More

Sometimes starting a new role can be daunting, but for our two new colleagues who make up the Staff Accessibility team, joining the University earlier this year has brought unexpected delights. More

VC teaching award-winner Dr Mark McEntee knows it can be hard to sit through a lecture, which is why he is always searching for ways to keep his own students engaged and excited - and awake. More

Students and teachers are already experiencing the benefits of open learning spaces and new technology at the Charles Perkins Centre this semester, but with research groups relocating to the hub from May, many more opportunities for innovation await. More

He helped coin the term 'equitation science', is the University's Sub-Dean for Animal Welfare, and has recently been awarded an Office for Learning and Teaching grant for a nationwide project, yet Professor Paul McGreevy's career in veterinary science had humble beginnings. More

After seven years behind the scenes at major events such as Carols in the Domain, Homebake, Open Air Cinema and Sydney Festival, Ruth Friedmann is pursuing her passion for sustainability at the University's Darlington Centre. More

Grounds Supervisor Rachel Gale, one of the new faces of our intranet home page, discusses the highlights of her role and what we can look forward to around our University campuses in 2014. More

PhD student Yuri Takahashi will be singing at the Burmese community event in honour of Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi on Wednesday 27 November before the joint presentation of doctorates by the University of Sydney and UTS. More

A senior lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, was a panel member at the 2013 Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, an annual forum bringing together the knowledge, expertise and skills of the Indian community in Australia and the Pacific. More