Administration Coordinator, IHT operations team
Work days: Monday to Thursday
How long have you worked at Deakin/IHT? Around 7 years at Deakin, 5 of those in IHT.
What does a day in your life at work look like? Crazy busy but lively and entertaining!!
Best thing about working in IHT? Working with my team!!
Members of the Institute can contact me for: all things administration within the Institute. And if I don’t know it, I probably know where to find it.
You have an entire Saturday to yourself, what would we find you doing? Netball – doing what I love doing!!
Administrative Officer, Determinants of Health (DoH)
Work days: Tuesday to Friday
How long have you worked at Deakin/IHT? 4 years at Deakin, 7 months IHT
What does a day in your life at work look like? I live in Outlook
What’s the best thing about working in DoH? Learning about the different teams and research within DoH
Members of DoH can contact me for: updating the website, arranging meetings, finance, travel
What was the first concert you ever went to? Delta Goodrem (I was 15)
Sophie Di Falco
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Deakin Health Economics (DHE)
Work days: Tuesday to Friday (8.30am-4.30pm)
How long have you worked at Deakin/IHT? 8 months
What does a day in your life at work look like? Every single day is different as we have a large team. I do everything admin so that is organising meetings, events, contracts, grants and all the odd little jobs for our DHE team.
Best thing about working in DHE? Super friendly team. Everyone at DHE are great!
Members of DHE can contact me for: all admin related tasks plus, DHE’s Twitter account, booking travel etc.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Definitely be able to fly.
Executive and Project Officer, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)
Campus: Deakin Waterfront
How long have you worked at Deakin/IHT? One month! (So be gentle with me 😊)
What does a day in your life at work look like? I’m still working that out. To date, has been supporting the QPS Executive Committee and the QPS External Advisory Board, getting to know some of my domain colleagues, working out processes, and starting to put some structure around my workday.
Best thing about working in your domain? The welcoming and inclusive culture and being surrounded by nurses, which takes me back to my roots.
Members of QPS can contact me for: Anything – if I don’t know the answer, I will find out and we can both learn.
You have an entire Saturday to yourself, what would we find you doing? Pottering in the garden or being out at a fabulous place for a long and leisurely lunch with friends.
Administrator, Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD)
Campus: Off campus (Diabetes Victoria, 15-31 Pelham St, Carlton)
Work days: Monday 8.30am-5pm, Tuesday to Thursday 10am-1.45pm
How long have you worked at Deakin/IHT? 3 years
What does a day in your life at work look like? Busy and varied! Finance tasks, report collation, diaries, meeting set ups, sometimes webinars, etc.
Best thing about working in ACBRD? Contributing to valuable, meaningful work.
Members of ACBRD can contact me for: posts on the ACBRD Twitter account, meetings with ACBRD staff, information about our research and events.
You have an entire Saturday to yourself, what would we find you doing? I would want to spend it in the sea swimming at Brighton Baths, followed by a big lunch at Sister of Soul St Kilda (delicious!)
Administrative Officer, Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition (GLOBE)
How long have you worked at Deakin/IHT? Just over a year
What does a day in your life at work look like? I split my time between helping the GLOBE team and working more specifically with Steve Allender and Josh Hayward. Any day can see me organising STICKE licences, booking meetings and catering, taking meeting minutes, tweeting about the great work our team members do, responding to calls for admin help, or working on streamlining admin processes.
Best thing about working in your domain? Definitely the team (they’ve been a welcoming and friendly bunch) and knowing that their research is making a difference.
Members of GLOBE can contact me for general administrative assistance, proofreading and editing, communications.
My favourite band: The Living End, the first time I saw them was at the Palais in St Kilda and they were supporting the Divinyls. Rockabilly energy alongside Chrissy Amphlett’s raunch. What a night! Saw them again at Hanging Rock supporting Cold Chisel (they should’ve been the headline in my opinion), and then again in Torquay recently. Such fabulous entertainers.