Office of Doctoral Studies

Associate Dean Postgraduate Research

Leads doctoral activities in the faculty and approves HDR examiners; is part of the Faculty Leadership Group; represents the faculty at the Divsional leve on HDR matters; chairs the ODS committee; approves changes of supervisor and registration of supervisors; chairs annual progress interviews

Associate Professor Ruth Phillips

Admissions and Thesis Proposal Coordinator

Approves admissions to HDR 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; chairs annual progress interviews

Dr Kellie Burns

Research Higher Degree Student Coordinator

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

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Thesis Examination and Scholarships 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; Liaision for scholarships and prizes; chairs annual progress interviews

Dr Paul Ginns

Research Progress Managers

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

Dr Michelle Bonati
Dr Alex McCormick
Professor Murray Print
Associate Professor Jennifer Way

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, HDR students in the faculty; assists with induction and orientation activities for new HDR students; organises Research Student Forums

Suin Jung

Student Representatives