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Student Support Officers

The Student Support Officer (SSO) provides private and confidential, personalised support to first year students.

SSOs provide advice, advocacy and referrals to University services. They work with students to help them achieve their educational goals, and to succeed at university by offering timely information and support when it's needed.

Make an appointment with your SSO by contacting the relevant person below.

*External students can contact either support officer or email

  • Science (Aquaculture, Ecology, Environmental Management, Marine Biology, Zoology or Planning) students in Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus: Ebony Allen-Ankins -
  • Engineering, Science, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics students in Cairns, Nguma-bada Campus: Monique Holland -
  • Engineering, Mathematics and Physics students in Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus and Information Technology students on both campuses: Ioana Bowden -

Students enrolled in Biomedical Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science,  Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Nursing Science, Nursing Science-Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech Pathology and Sport and Exercise Science should contact

Student Support Officers in Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus:

  • Catherine Gegg
  • Tess Fouracre
  • Sarah Anderton
  • Chelsea Reynolds

Student Support Officers in Cairns, Nguma-bada Campus:

  • Naya Greenwood