Office of Doctoral Studies

Associate Dean Postgraduate Research

Leads doctoral activities in the faculty and approves RHD examiners

Associate Professor Ruth Phillips

Admissions and Thesis Proposal Coordinator

Approves admissions to RHDs in the faculty as well as requests for deferment of enrolment; allocation of supervisors and changes of supervisors.  Coordinates thesis-proposal meetings as well as upgrade-to-PhD meetings

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Research Higher Degree Student Coordinator

Monitors student progress and oversees annual progress interviews; supports RHD students and supervisors in the faculty; approves requests for extensions, leave of absence, study overseas and suspensions

Associate Professor Richard Walker

Examinations and Scholarships Coordinator

Coordinates review of examiners' reports, and signs off intention-to-submit-a-thesis-for-examination notifications. Liaision for scholarships and prizes.

Dr Lina Markauskaite

Research Progress Managers

Manage and chair thesis proposal meetings, chair annual progress interviews, review examiners' reports

Dr Michelle Bonati
Dr Nicole Brunker
Dr Kellie Burns
Dr Paul Ginns
Dr Alex McCormick

Academic Engagement Coordinator

Design and run research training modules. Collaborate with research students to seed and support student writing and reading groups.

Dr Nicole Mockler

Faculty Administration Office

Acccept thesis proposal review meeting requests. 

Maria-Grace Guerreiro
Gilbert Cheng
Research Student Liaison Officer

Liaises with, advises and refers to appropriate support services, RHD students in the faculty; assists with induction and orientation activities for new RHD students; organises Research Student Forums

Suin Jung

Student Representatives

Rachel Scheuer
Samantha Bernardo
Tiefu Zhang