Get to know...CHM Operations Team: Michael, Nari and Megan

Image (l-r): Michael Webeck, Nari Pappalardo, Megan Sawbridge

My role at the College of Health and Medicine and how I can help you....

  • Michael Webeck: I'm the Operations Manager for the College of Health and Medicine. I've been with ANU since 2019 and I provide operational, project management, facilities and maintenance, event management, procurement, and strategic space management to the College and local areas.
  • Nari Pappalardo: My role is Work Health and Safety (WHS) & Facilities Officer. I began working at ANU with the Research School of Earth Sciences in 2022. In 2023 I joined the College of Health and Medicine Operations team, maintaining our WHS obligations, delivering the WHS plan, enhancing culture and supporting facilities and operational requirements.
  • Megan Sawbridge: I'm a Work Health and Safety Consultant. I joined the College of Health and Medicine in 2019, and in February of this year I moved from JCSMR into the CHM Operations team to provide high-level WHS consultancy in partnership with the University Safety & Wellbeing team, driving cultural initiatives.
  • To contact us: We can be found at various location across the University campus and satellite sites amongst the various College locations. The best way to contact us is through operations.chm@anu.edu.au or whs.chm@anu.edu.au. We can also be contacted though Teams.

A book or film I recommend....

  • Michael: Pan’s Labyrinth. A masterpiece by Guillermo del Toro, depicting with horror and beauty the depths, and limits, of childhood resilience. Not for the faint of heart, and not a children’s movie.
  • Nari: I am a pretty big Harry Potter fan and apart from reading the books a few times each, I still listen to the series in audio format on nights when life is just too much. Nothing like a bit of fantasy to help tune out and relax! I recommend these books to any person of any age.
  • Megan: I am a big softie at heart and love the movie Chocolat and for those of you who like a novel that is a bit confronting, Perfume: the Story of a Murderer by Patric Suskind is a story that will leave you thinking.

The most adventurous thing I've done....

  • Michael: Second place is a toss-up between bungee jumping, sky diving, riding motorbikes, and driving the whole way around Australia. But my biggest adventure is raising a family.
  • Nari: Later this year I will be taking my horse on a ride through Kosciusko National Park with a group of friends so my winter is going to be spent exposing my horse to new trails and attempting to get our fitness levels up. Wish me luck!
  • Megan: Like Michael I have a few adventures that make it hard to pick one! Bungee jumping definitely was more terrifying than I anticipated. But I started my working life as a zoo keeper which definitely came with interesting adventures from wrangling terrified bison to being very thankful for strong cages between myself and a very grumpy bear.