Pauline was appointed Executive Officer to the DVCA in 2010 (initially in an acting capacity). The EO is responsible for providing timely and professional advice, briefings, management, administrative, budgetary, and liaison support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), contributing to the development and implementation of strategic plans, and establishing and maintaining effective lines of communication. 

Pauline previously held roles in the DVCR portfolio, as Executive Officer (Research) (Acting) and Senior Administrative Manager(Research), and in the banking sector. Pauline has a Bachelor of Economics from UQ, a Graduate Diploma in Communication and a Master of Business (Communication Studies) from the Queensland University of Technology.