Higher degree research student information



Administrative support

The Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) is now responsible for the administration of research students from the point of enrolment through to award of the degree, including:

complex HDR student inquiries related to candidature
maintaining student candidature records
distributing and storing HDR student progress plans
supporting the PRSS scheme and progress reviews
administering the thesis submission and examinations process.

Email: hdrac@sydney.edu.au.

Academic support

All academic matters should be referred to your academic supervisor in the first instance or your Postgraduate Coordinator. Postgraduate Coordinators are designated specifically to support higher degree research students within a Faculty Research Group, Unit or Centre. If you are not able to speak with your Postgraduate Coordinator for any reason, you may contact the the Associate Dean, Research Students. However, you will initially be asked if you have liaised with your Supervisor or Postgraduate Coordinator.

The current Postgraduate Coordinators are:

Rhonda Orr (Exercise, Performance and Health)
Paulo Ferreira (Clinical Rehabilitation Sciences)
Claudia Mello-Thoms (Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences)
Steven Cumming (Disability & Community)
Michelle Villeneuve (Health Systems & Global Populations)
Lynda Matthews (Ageing, Work & Health Unit)

Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Faculty of Health Sciences is again running a 3 Minute Thesis competition in July 2016. Watch this space for further details!

Information on the Faculty event have been updated and are available here: FHS 3MT Homepage. This page also includes access to the registration form.

Student Representatives

If you would like to raise an issue with the Faculty then your Student Representatives may be able to help do this. You can contact the representatives directly.

The current student representatives are:

Jennifer Baldwin, and
Tong Li.