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Planning your course

Academic advice

Most faculties and schools have academic advisors who can provide advice about planning your course.

Architecture, design and planning program directors

Program Contact Email

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Mr Michael Muir

Bachelor of Design Computing

Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Dr Callum Parker (until 23 September 2019)

Mr Liam Bray (from 23 September 2019)

Design Major (Table S)

Dr Karla Straker

Biological Design Major (Table S)

Dr Phillip Gough

Bachelor of Architecture & Environments

Dr Somwrita Sarkar (2019)

Dr Christhina Candido (2020)

Master of Architecture

Dr Paolo Stracchi

Associate Professor Chris Smith

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture Dr Ross Anderson
Master of Design

Dr Erez Nusem

Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch

Master of Interaction Design & Electronic Arts

Dr Lian Loke
Master of Heritage Conservation< Dr Cameron Logan
Master of Urban Design Dr Tooran Alizadeh
Master of Urbanism Dr Pranita Shrestha
Master of Urban & Regional Planning Associate Professor Paul Jones
Master of Architectural Science Dr Daniel Ryan

Master of Architectural Science stream coordinators

Stream Contact Email
Audio and Acoustics Associate Professor Densil Cabrera
Illumination Design Associate Professor Wendy Davis
High Performance Buildings Professor Richard de Dear
Sustainable Design Dr Daniel Ryan
Building Services (Graduate Certificate) Professor Richard de Dear
Facilities Management (Graduate Certificate) Professor Richard de Dear

Academic Undergraduate Student Advisors

Your Academic Undergraduate Student Advisors are senior academics available to offer you advice and support throughout your studies. You can talk to them about a range of different topics including:

  • improving your academic performance
  • setting study goals
  • planning your degree and choosing subjects
  • understanding the range of different student support services available to you and accessing the best resources for your needs
  • what to do if you are struggling at university and need some advice.

If you have a question about a specific unit of study you are enrolled in, it's best to contact your unit of study coordinator. If you aren’t sure who to speak to, contact the Student Affairs and Engagement team at and we’ll connect you with the right person.

Contact your Academic Undergraduate Student Advisor

There are two key ways you can contact your Academic Undergraduate Student Advisor.

  1. Complete the online form and get matched with an Academic Undergraduate Student Advisor in your field of study.
  2. Send an email using the contact details below. In your email include who you are, what you are studying, and what you’d like to discuss. You can contact any of the Advisors listed and should choose the person who most closely matches your study background. If your Department does not have an Advisor, we recommend you contact any of the Advisors from your School.
School Academic Undergraduate Student Advisors
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)

Jess Kean (Gender & Cultural Studies)

Andres Rodriguez (History)

Brian Hedden (Philosophy)

Ben Brown (Classics and Ancient History/Dalyell)

Jelle Stoop (Classics and Ancient History)

Elly Cowan (Classics and Ancient History)

Caroline West (Philosophy)

Shawna Tang (Gender Studies)

School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

Chiew Hui Ho (Chinese studies)

Josh Stenberg (Chinese)

Carolyn Stott (French)

Seiko Yasumoto (Japanese Studies)

Tamaki Mihic (Japanese Studies)

Ruben Perez-Hidalgo (Spanish and Latin American Studies)

Joyce Nip (Chinese Studies/MECO)

School of Literature Art and Media (SLAM)

Isabelle Hesse (English)

Jan Guy (SCA)

Sanné Mestrom (SCA)

Oliver Smith (SCA)

Alexander Howard (Writing Studies)

Benjamin Miller (Writing Studies)

Jonathan Hutchinson (MECO)

Bronwen Dyson (Writing Studies)

School of Economics (SE)

Anatastasia Burkovskaya (Economics)

Stephen Whelan (Economics)

Peter Exterkate (Economics)

Ye Lu (Economics)

Yi Sun (Economics)

Rebecca Taylor (Economics)

Vladimir Tyazhelnikov (Economics)

Chandana Maitra (Economics)

Huy Vu (Economics)

School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS)

Alex Lefebvre (GIR/Philosophy)

Ryan Schram (Anthropology)

John Brookfield (Government/IR)

Gil Merom (Government/IR)

Craig Browne (Sociology/Social Policy)

Christine Winter (Government/IR)

Beatriz Carrillo Garcia (Sociology/Social Policy)

Rebecca Pearse (Political Economy)

Susan Banki (Sociology/Social policy)

School of Education and Social Work (SSESW)

Louise Sutherland (Student Experience Coordinator)

Heather McMaster (Program Director, Primary Education)

Alison O'Grady (Program Director, combined Education degrees)

Louisa Peralta (Program Director, Health and Physical Education)

Amanda Niland (Program Director, Early Childhood Education)

Marianne Fenech (Program Director, Early Childhood Education)

Other James Curran (INGS Director)
Specialist portfolios  
Educational Integrity Coordinators

Giorgia Alu - Educational Integrity Coordinator

Nigel Goodwin - Educational Integrity Coordinator

Disability Liason Officers Associate Professor David Evans - Faculty Disability Liaison Officer
Christopher Pepin-Neff - Faculty Disability Liaison Officer
Social Inclusion Catriona Elder - Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
Student Affairs Alex Lefebvre - Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Student Life Carolyn Stott - Associate Dean, Student Life
INGS/Bachelor of International and Global Studies Director James Curran - Degree Director
Dalyell Scholars Program Coordinators Helen Proctor - School of Education and Social Work
Brendon O’Connor - US Studies Centre

Postgraduate Coursework Coordinators

If your a postgraduate student, you can contact your Coursework Coordinator for support. They will be able to provide advice to you over email or face-to-face about a range of topics including support services available, degree planning and improving your performance.

Contact your Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator

You can find a full list of Postgraduate Coursework Coordinators in Canvas. Send an email using the contact details provided to a Coursework Coordinator in your field of study. In your email include who are, what you are studying and what you would like to discuss.

If you're studying in the Faculty of Science, you can find more information about degree planning and academic advice on the Science Student portal on Canvas. This includes science specific advice contacts and information.

you can use the degree planning and academic advice (pdf, 120KB) information sheet and planner to prepare an advice request.

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Last updated: 09 August 2019

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