Research and research support at Sydney

The Deputy-Vice Chancellor- Research works in partnership with academic leaders across the University to maintain and develop Sydney’s leading role within Australia and internationally as a pre-eminent research intensive university.

The University of Sydney is committed to continued improvement in its research performance, maintaining its leading role within Australia and improving its competitive position internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world.

To realise this vision the University is implementing strategies that will:

  • attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding;
  • focus its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic research areas;
  • align its organisational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross-disciplinary areas and
  • build capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation including intellectual property protection and commercialisation.

Contacts and services in the DVCR portfolio

Professor Jill Trewhella: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Ms Kim Pascoe: Executive Assistant to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Ms Jenni Gordon: Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
supports the DVC Research (DVCR) in development and implementation of research related strategies in the University’s strategic plan and operational management of the portfolio.

Merril Bouckley: Executive Director Research Operations, Coordination and Systems Planning
leads the coordinated and integrated administration of three portfolio groups (RGC, RIEA, RRADS).

Andrew Black: Director, Research Development and Collaboration
leads the development and implementation of research strategies, policies, programs and projects, for the university and individual researchers and research groups.

Lesley Ashton: Relieving Director, Research Grants and Contracts
leads the design and delivery of services, systems and processes to support researchers apply for and comply with conditions of grants and funding.

Anders Hallgren: Director, Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships
leads the development and implementation of research commercialisation strategies, policies, programs and projects, for the university and individual researchers and research groups.

Rebecca Halligan: Director, Research Integrity and Ethics Administration
leads the design and delivery of services, systems and processes to establish and maintain researcher and institutional compliance with standards and codes of conduct relevant to research.

Nathaniel Lewis: Director, Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems:
leads the development and maintenance of research data sets and systems to enable analysis and reporting on the research capability of the University.