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 Nikki Brunker

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 Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes
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