Key People

The Warden

The Reverend Professor Rodney Wolff BSc (Hons) (Qld); BTh (CSU); DPhil (Oxon); FQA

The Reverend Professor Rodney Wolff is an Honorary Professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics at The University of Queensland.  He has been an academic for the past 25 years, most recently having been a chair professor at The University of Queensland (2011-16).  As a statistician with expertise in time series econometrics and complex systems, he has held academic positions at the University of Glasgow, Queensland University of Technology, and The University of Queensland – in Mathematics Departments, a Business School, and a Mining Engineering School.  He is a Fellow of the Queensland Academy for Arts and Sciences.  He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and has been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and of Jesus College, Oxford.  As an Anglican priest, his most recent appointment was as Associate Priest at St Augustine’s Church, Parish of Hamilton, in Brisbane.  He serves on the diocesan Social Responsibilities Committee.

The Warden is responsible to the Council for the efficient conduct and administration of the affairs of the College, in caring for and promoting the fulness of collegiate life at St John’s: academic, cultural, sporting, spiritual, and developmental.

The Senior Tutor and Chaplain

The Reverend Dr Ceri Wynne BSc (Hons) (Qld); BTh (BCT); MTh (CSU); PhD (Qld)

The Reverend Dr Ceri Wynne has taught both biochemistry and theology at different stages of her academic career, and has research interests in the nexus of those disciplines.  Her most recent academic roles have included being a sessional lecturer in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, at the campus of St Francis’ Anglican Theological College in Milton, Brisbane.  She also served there as Academic Dean.  Her undergraduate and postgraduate training in biochemistry was undertaken at The University of Queensland, where she tutored in her discipline.  She currently serves on the Council of the Anglican Church Grammar School (“Churchie”), as the nominee of the Archbishop of Brisbane.  In 2015, she concluded an appointment as Priest-in-Charge of St Paul’s Church, Parish of East Brisbane, having previously been Chaplain at St Aidan’s School, Brisbane.  She currently serves as an Honorary Associate Priest at St John the Baptist’s, Parish of Bulimba.

The Senior Tutor is responsible for the academic support programs and learning environment at the College.  The Chaplain is responsible for the spiritual welfare of the residential College community, as well as the extended community of alumni and friends of the College; and collaborates with the Warden in the conduct of chapel services.

The Dean

Mr Timothy Dunstone BPhysio (South Australia); M Health Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) (Sydney); M Health Science (Sports Physiotherapy) (Sydney); JP(Qual)

Mr Tim Dunstone gained his physiotherapy qualification in Adelaide, and worked there in private practice, whilst serving on the SA Branch Council for the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He moved to Sydney; completed two masters degrees; taught musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Sydney; and conducted biomechanical research into low back injuries in elite rowers. Mr Tim Dunstone rowed and coxed to a national level with the Adelaide Rowing Club. He has since coached rowing with SASI, the Sydney University Boat Club, and in various schools. Tim enjoyed singing with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir, performing in the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, and St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Prior to St John’s College, he was the Dean of St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney for a record long eight years. Mr Tim Dunstone is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for the State of Queensland.

The Dean of Students is responsible for student discipline and after hours management. Mr Dunstone was appointed in July 2014 and was previously Dean of Students at St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney. The Dean and his wife, Nadine, live on-site.

The Junior Deans

Miss Taylor Innes B Psychological Science (Hons) (NSW)

Mr Vlad Joloud

Our Junior Deans are resident postgraduate students who assist with after-hours duties, and work with the Warden to ensure the ongoing provision of pastoral care for our residents. They are full-time students at the University of Queensland who have already completed an undergraduate degree, understand the stresses and strains of undergraduate life and have significant experience in achieving a balance between their social and study lives.

The Director of Music

Mr James Goldrick BMus (UoN) Grad Dip Ed (ACU)

Mr James Goldrick is the College’s resident Director of Music. The Director of Music trains and directs the College and Chapel Choirs, organises the musical program for Formal Dinners and is available to advise and encourage students to play the Organ.

James is currently Organist at St Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, Brisbane.

The Business Manager

Mrs Erin Dieperink B Business (Queensland); B Commerce (Queensland); CPA

Mrs Dieperink is responsible for the financial operations of the College; she is also the Secretary of the College Council.

The Operations Manager

Mr John Nightingale 

Mr Nightingale joined the College in 2000 and is responsible for the oversight of College buildings and facilities, as well as the work of the housekeeping, grounds and maintenance staff.

The Finance Officer

Ms Juliet Read  

Ms Juliet Read joined the College in 2016 and is responsible for the day-to-day handling of College accounts.


The Admissions Officer

Ms Jennifer Gearing  

Ms Jennifer Gearing is responsible for the administration of admissions applications and enrolment matters.


The Events Officer and Receptionist

Ms Dianna Fitzgerald

Ms Dianna Fitzgerald joined the College in 2016 and is responsible for coordinating College events and welcoming all who call at the College, either in person, by phone, or electronically.