Cornel joined the UQ International Development team in 2019 to provide project management and business development support. Prior to joining UQID, Cornel previously worked for a large managing contractor on several complex Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded projects throughout the Pacific and in Africa.

Prior to working within International Development, Cornel completed a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He has several peer reviewed publications and has presented at several national and international conferences.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours), Bond University
  • Bachelor of Sports Science, Bond University