Office of Doctoral Studies

Research Higher Degree Coordinator

Monitors student progress and oversees annual progress interviews; supports HDR students and supervisors in the school; approves requests for extensions, change of attendance mode, leave of absence, counting time-away and suspensions; change of supervisors; Liaison for scholarships and prizes; chairs annual progress interviews

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Admissions Coordinator

Responds to enquiries and approves admissions to HDR in the school as well as requests for deferment of enrolment; allocation of supervisors and changes of supervisors at the admissions stage; chairs annual progress interviews

Dr Michelle Bonati

Academic Engagement Coordinator

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


Thesis Proposal Coordinator

Accepts Thesis Proposal Review meeting requests, coordinates TPR meetings as well as upgrade-to-PhD meetings; chairs annual progress interviews

Associate Professor Paul Ginns

Research Progress Managers

Manage and chair thesis proposal meetings; review and provide reports on thesis examinations to the ODS committee; check final amended theses; chair annual progress interviews

Dr Nikki Brunker
Dr Marie Stevenson
Associate Professor Jennifer Way
Dr Hongzhi (Veronica) Yang

Thesis Examination Coordinator

Check and approve the Nomination of  examiners' approve theses for submission; coordinates review of examiners' reports; approve the final emended theses that are ready for the Library upload on Sydney Escholarship Repositiory; chairs annual progress interviews

Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite

Student Representatives
Rachel O'Brien
Research Student Liaison Officer

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

Suin Jung