Our People

Meet our dedicated staff, responsible for the operation of the TropEco program.

Adam Connell

Adam Connell

Manager, Environment

My role is to develop a culture of sustainability at JCU by implementing programs that actively involve staff and students through the TropEco program. We have a great opportunity at JCU to embed sustainable principles into all aspects of our operations, teaching, learning and research, which will help provide our future generation of leaders with the knowledge and capacity to make a difference in the real world.

I have always been passionate about the environment and am always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. As the Environment Manager, I like to be actively involved in developing and running the various programs of TropEco so they have practical and real world benefits to staff and students.

Telephone +61 7 4781 5060

Email adam.connell@jcu.edu.au

Estate Directorate – Townsville

Kerryn O'Conor

Kerryn O'Conor, Sustainability Officer 

Sustainability Officer

I work with Adam and the TropEco team in driving a culture of sustainability at JCU. My role is to encourage and support student and staff led sustainability initiatives and to facilitate the development and implementation of JCU's sustainability strategy. Based in our External Relations Unit, I am particularly focused on developing partnerships with the broader community, including community groups, businesses, industry and government organisations. 

I am passionate about promoting and raising awareness of our award winning TropEco program as I believe it is important that we all have the opportunity to share in and celebrate our university's many sustainability successes.

Telephone +61 7 4232 1084

Email kerryn.oconor@jcu.edu.au

Division of Global Strategy and Engagement, External Relations

Lucy Graham

Lucy Graham

Casual Sustainability Assistant - Cairns


Lucy Graham is working with TropEco as a Sustainability Assistant on the Cairns Campus. As a student undertaking her third year in the Bachelor of Sustainability and the former President of the JCU Sustainability Club, she brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the role. Her key roles are to enable student involvement and participation in sustainability initiatives and work on developing the LiFE Index web portal, a comprehensive system for managing sustainability activities at JCU.

Telephone +61 7 4232 1244

Email lucy.graham@jcu.edu.au

Estate Directorate - Cairns

Kallum Jones

 Kallum Jones

Casual Sustainability Assistant - Townsville

Kallum Jones is working with TropEco as a Sustainability Assistant on the Townsville Campus. His key roles are to maintain the Rotary Sunshine Community Garden and build relationships with students who use the garden, oversee the Bio-Regen food waste program, assist with the GIS mapping of environmental data, and assist the development of a Natural Assets Management Plan for the Townsville Campus. Prior to working for TropEco, Kallum had undertaken over 250 hours of volunteer work with TropEco, working on mapping food and Indigenous use plants on the Townsville Campus.

Email kallum.jones@jcu.edu.au

Estate Directorate - Townsville