Professor McKennaProfessor Wayne McKenna

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Professor James McLaren

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Associate Professor Michael Baker

Director, Office of Research Services

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Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)


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


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)


Locked Bag 4115
Fitzroy MDC
Victoria 3065

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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

+61 2 9739 2293

Cathy Mathews

Manager, Research Contracts
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Catriona Thorpe

Senior Research Contracts Officer
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Heidi Wolfenden

Senior Research Contracts Officer
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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
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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 DVCR Support), please contact us at:



Responsible for:

  • pre-award and 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 Gilbey

Manager, Research Grants
+61 2 94659245
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Martin Kelly

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9243
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Madeleine Barton

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9394
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Wendy Ng

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9198
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Irina Segers

Senior Research Grants Officer
+61 2 9465 9178
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David Choi

Grants Project Officer
+61 2 9739 2241
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Begin a formal partnership or collaboration with researchers at ACU.

For all your research partnership queries:



Responsible for post-award administration of external research grants at ACU.

For all your post-award research grant queries please contact us at:



  • 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

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

  • ERA assessment and research engagement and impact
  • internal grants assistance
  • policies and procedures
  • University Research Committee

For all your research assessment queries

E (ACURF inquiries and document submission)

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

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