Joel supports the UQ International Development team part-time through business development, program design and evaluation, internal system management and special initiatives. Joel is passionate about sustainable development and the use of social enterprise as a development methodology, and has supported a range of impact organisations to adapt activities to sustainable models and measure their impact. Joel brings extensive experience and industry knowledge to the UQID team, along with strong technical knowledge of business systems, partnerships, business development and financial and project management.

Joel joined UQID in 2015 as a Development Coordinator, directly supporting short courses in the Pacific and South-West Asia regions, long-term projects in Tonga and Mongolia, logistical support for APEC workshops, and lead the development of internal systems.

Prior to joining UQ, Joel worked in Rwanda, delivering education and sport-related projects for refugees and youth, in Brisbane as a refugee youth capacity building office, and consulted on refugee engagement.


  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – University of Southern Queensland
  • Cert IV in Youth Work, YMIS