The First Responder Network is made up of members of the UQ Community. First Responders provide a safe and supportive environment so survivors of sexual assault and misconduct can receive information on the support services that are available.

First Responders with an * next to their name are also members of the UQ Ally Network. Members of the UQ Ally Network provide a 'safe zone' for students and staff identifying as LGBTI and promote the University's commitment to developing a safe and inclusive work and study environment. 

Find out more about the First Responder Network

Need emergency support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or have just experienced sexual assault and misconduct then you can call:

  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance
  • UQ Security +61 7 3365 3333 for on campus emergencies
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support
  • The National University Support Line on 1800 572 224

Contact a First Responder

The Network is not an emergency response or counselling service. If you need counselling please book an appointment with our Sexual Misconduct Support Unit. 

Jodie De Daunton*
Student Services
St Lucia
UQ Ally
Renee de Simone
Renee de Simone
Student Services
St Lucia
Tess Dobinson
Sustainable Minerals Institute
St Lucia
Catherine Fitzgerald
Catherine Fitzgerald
Student Services
St Lucia
Philip Gillingham
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
St Lucia
Katie Gollschewski*
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
St Lucia
Tania Kapp
Student Services
St Lucia
Wayne Kollegger
Halls of Residence
Gatton
Nancy Lachner
Faculty of Science
St Lucia
Selina Lucy
Selina Lucy*
Student Services
St Lucia
UQ Ally
Malindri Lujanski
Student Services
St Lucia
Letitia Norton
Student Services
St Lucia
Leesa Schwarz
Leesa Schwarz
Student Employability Centre
St Lucia
Simon Scott
Halls of Residence
Gatton
Andrea Strachan
Andrea Strachan
Student Services
St Lucia
Hayley Sycz
Hayley Sycz*
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
St Lucia
UQ Ally
Trish Taggart
Trish Taggart*
Student Services
St Lucia
UQ Ally
Ruby Wallace
Ruby Wallace
Student Services
St Lucia
Dino Willox
Dino Willox*
Student Employability Centre
St Lucia
UQ Ally
Sybilla Wilson
Student Services
St Lucia
Ken Aberdeen
Student Services
St Lucia

Why should I contact a First Responder?

First Responders offer a safe and supportive environment so that you can receive information on the support services that are available to you. First Responders will:

  • listen without judgment;
  • help you find relevant support services on and off campus;
  • respect your right to choose services and whether to make a formal report to UQ or the police and
  • provide information about UQ's policies and procedures about sexual misconduct.
Limitations of First Responders

Although our First Responder Network is passionate about helping survivors of sexual assault and misconduct, the network is not an emergency response or counselling service.

If you need to see a counsellor our Sexual Misconduct Support Unit has dedicated counsellors who specialise in supporting survivors of sexual misconduct. Book an appointment with the SMS Unit. 

If you are in immediate danger you can contact the police 000, UQ Security 07 3365 3333 or Australia's sexual assault hotline 1800 RESPECT.

Who are First Responders?

The First Responders Network (FRN) is a group of dedicated volunteers from all cross-sections of the UQ community who are committed to ensuring UQ is a safe and respectful environment, free from all forms of sexual assault and misconduct.

These volunteers are committed to the university’s stance of ensuring that the work and study environment for all employees, students and volunteers is safe, respectful and free from all forms of sexual assault, and misconduct.

You can find a full list of First Responders under our First Responder Directory.

UQ Allies

First Responders with an * next to their name are also members of the UQ Ally Network. Members of the UQ Ally Network provide a 'safe zone' for students and staff identifying as LGBTI, and promote the University's commitment to developing a safe and inclusive work and study environment. Please see here for more information about the UQ Ally Network.

How do I contact a First Responder?

You can find a list of First Responders on our First Responder Directory.

If you would like to get in contact with a First Responder please email them with a short summary that responds to the following questions:

  • Are you a student or staff member?
  • Are you reaching out in reference to an experience that happened to you or someone else?
  • What type of support are you seeking?
    • Information on the policy and procedure regarding sexual assault and misconduct;
    • Advice on the report options available to survivors and the process at UQ;
    • Information on support services available at UQ including counselling and appropriate adjustments; or
    • Something else - please provide a brief summary of the type of support you are seeking from a First Responder.

You can contact any member from our FRN and are not limited to talking to a First Responder from your Faculty or Unit.

Please note that First Responders are not counsellors, if you require counselling please book an appointment with the Sexual Misconduct Support Unit

UQ Allies

First Responders with an * next to their name are also members of the UQ Ally Network. Members of the UQ Ally Network provide a 'safe zone' for students and staff identifying as LGBTI, and promote the University's commitment to developing a safe and inclusive work and study environment. Please see here for more information about the UQ Ally Network.

Privacy information

If you choose to engage with any of the support services available at The University of Queensland, it’s important to note that basic information from your interaction will be logged.

The University of Queensland needs to monitor interactions regarding incidents of sexual assault and misconduct. This information will be used to help improve our policies and support services.

This information can be kept anonymous and no further action needs to be taken. The choice is with the survivor on how they intend to proceed with the support services available.

Find out more