Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Portfolio leadership

Professor Abid Khan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

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Professor Phil Parker

Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact)

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Professor Myriam Amielh

Dean, Innovation and Industry Engagement

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Associate Professor Michael Baker

Director, Office of Research Services

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North Sydney Campus (MacKillop)
Tenison Woods House
8-20 Napier Street-Level 16 (532.16)
North Sydney NSW 2060


PO Box 968
North Sydney
NSW 2059



Support for internal ACU grants and funding schemes, policies and URC:

  • internal grants assistance
  • policies and procedures
  • University Research Committee

For all your research assessment queries

E (Other internal funding and software (SPSS) inquiries)

Candidature services

Administers research higher degree candidature for:

  • prospective research candidates
  • enrolled research candidates

For all your candidature queries:

T: +61 3 9953 3156


Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s)

For HDR supervision accreditation and training queries:

T: +61 2 9739 2588

Responsible for:

  • research contracts development and administration

For all your research contracts queries


Nicola Filardi

Senior Research Contracts Officer

Vladimir Cabigao

Senior Research Contracts Officer

Alan Edmunds

Contracts Project Officer


Central point for advice on ethical and governance issues. Supports and advises:

  • Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
  • research academics
  • student researchers.

For all your ethics queries

T +612 9739 2646


A/Prof Michael Baker

Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)


Sebastian Gimenez

Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity

Kylie Pashley

Senior Research Ethics Officer

Leanne Stirling

Research Ethics and Integrity Officer

Responsible for overview of Research Finance administration at ACU.

For all externally funded research projects please contact us at:


For all operating and internal grants (research portfolio only and faculty staff that receive DVCRE Support), please contact us at:



Responsible for:

  • pre-award and post-award external research grants administration
  • external grants that satisfy the Higher Education Research Data Collection research definition
  • research contracts development and administration

For all your research grants queries

+61 2 9739 2530

For all post-award queries

+61 2 9739 2530


Dr Jessica Seneque

Manager, Research Grants
+61 2 94659245

Martin Kelly

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9243

Madeleine Barton

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9394

Wendy Ng

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9198

Joy Talukdar

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9739 2241

Begin a formal partnership or collaboration with researchers at ACU.

For all your research partnership queries:



Contact us at ACU Catalyst to discuss partnership opportunities.

  • Tools to support the research enterprise
  • eResearch support to the academic community
  • system support and development for the research management system (Research Master) and Orion.
  • research data collection and provision of internal and external reports.
  • works with other University system areas to support data integration.

For  your research systems queries

T +613 9953 3674

For all your research reporting queries

T +613 9953 3838

Rod Lewis

Senior Manager, Systems and Reporting
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Michael Murphy

Manager, Research Reporting
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Matt Dixon

Senior Research Systems Analyst
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Tanya Howard

Administrative Officer (Research Data Entry)
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John Montalto

Senior Research Systems Officer
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Angelique Perrin

Research Reporting Analyst
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Dr Dian Utami

Research Systems and Reporting Coordinator
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Anna Pocrnic

Administrative Officer – Research Data Entry

The Research Impact Unit offers support for research engagement and impact including:

  • the collection and reporting of research engagement and impact data
  • the development and implementation of policies and strategies to increase research engagement and impact at ACU
  • working with faculties and research institutes to encourage, facilitate and promote research engagement and impact outcomes.

For all your research engagement and impact queries


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