President's Message

A Message from the UQPN President

Well, 2023 has been a busy year already, and it is only March!  We have already hosted two events and have launched our Mentor Me program.  But it doesn’t stop there…we have a packed schedule of events planned for the rest of the year, including our Annual Conference in October 2023. 

We continue to work hard to grow our community for the benefit of our community, including forging stronger ties with our Gatton colleagues.  UQPN’s core purpose is to foster excellence for UQ’s professionals, through networking, knowledge sharing and professional development at all career stages.  This is something I am very passionate about, and as UQPN’s President, it has been fantastic meeting and working with people who share this passion.  If you'd like to be more involved, we are currently looking for someone with comms experience to join the committee.  Joining the committee can be a professional development opportunity in itself, so if you are interested, please email for more information.

For those of you who know me, you will probably know that I love to chat…..but what I love even more is that I can hear you are all chatting too…..about UQPN! So, as we continue to connect and build our community, please keep chatting about how UQPN is not a ‘secretary’s club’, and about how it is a network of professional colleagues and friends with a common interest in camaraderie and professional development! We can’t do this without you.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Best wishes

Dr Jodi Li, UQPN President

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If you have any questions, feedback or professional development suggestions, please email