Archives: Instructors

Dr Kelly Johnstone

Dr Kelly Johnstone is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer with The University of Queensland.  She has developed a broad range of skills and technical knowledge in the area of OHS over the past 20 years through her study, work as an academic and her current and past employment as a Senior OHS Consultant. Kelly […]

Drew Rae

Drew is Manager of the Safety Science Innovation Lab, where he directs and teaches into the postgraduate programs in Safety Leadership. Drew’s research brings a critical cross-disciplinary approach to the examination of myths, rituals and bad habits that surround safety practice. Drew’s recent publications challenge the common assumption that risk assessments and incident investigations lead […]

Merrilyn Tinsley

Merrilyn is a senior health, safety and environment (HSE) professional with over 20 years working across rural and remote Australia in mining, defence, rail and steelmaking, the last 7 years with BAE Systems as National Head of HSE. Merrilyn is passionate about ensuring leadership understands the need to get the balance right between reducing personal […]

Leo Ruschena

Leo has extensive OHS and HR experience, and has a particular interest in the strategic involvement of health & safety to improve organisational effectiveness. Leo retired from RMIT University in 2008 after 15 years as a Senior Lecturer in OHS. His main postgraduate lecturing activities covering risk management, hazard controls, psychosocial hazards, and organisational systems […]

Naomi Kemp

Naomi is a current Board Member of the SIA and member of the OHSSc Program Advisory Committee at The University of Queensland. Naomi previous worked at Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in the Enforceable Undertakings (EU) Program. Naomi has helped 22 organisations to successfully have an EU agreement accepted and has also assisted other safety […]

Tim Fleming

Tim has worked across mining and exploration, emergency services and the construction industry for over 25 years, holding senior safety leadership roles in a number of organisations. He is currently General Manager HSE for Laing O’Rourke. Tim is an advocate for establishing a positive performance culture, and believes that the right health and safety agenda […]