ACU Research

We support your research

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)


North Sydney Campus (MacKillop)
8-20 Napier Street-Level 16 (532.16)
North Sydney NSW 2059

PO Box 968
North Sydney
NSW 2059


Professor Wayne McKenna
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Professor James McLaren
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Rosalie Devcich
Executive Officer (Research)

T: +612 9739 2943

Debbie Cooper
Administrative Officer, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

T: +612 9739 2293

Natalie Precians
Executive Advisor (Research)

T: +612 9739 2168



  • Research Systems and Reporting
    • 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
    +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
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  • Research Grants

    Responsible for:

    • pre- 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
    T +612 9739 2530

    Dr Jessica Gilbey
    Manager, Research Grants
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    Martin Kelly
    Senior Research Grants Officer
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    Dr Julie Thorpe
    Senior Research Grants Officer
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    Dr June (Zhu) Chen

    Senior Research Grants Officer
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    Eva Garcia

    Post Award Officer
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  • Research Contracts

    Responsible for:

    • research contracts development and administration

    For all your research contracts queries
    T +612 9739 2105

    Cathy Mathews
    Manager, Research Contracts
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    Catriona Thorpe
    Senior Research Contracts Officer
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  • Research Assessment

    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 (ACURF inquiries and document submission)
    E (Other internal funding and software (SPSS) inquiries)


  • Research Ethics

    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
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    Kylie Pashley
    Senior Research Ethics Officer
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  • Research Services

    Responsible for:

    • HDR Orientation
    • 3 Minute Thesis Competition
    • HDR Supervisor Accreditation and training

    For all your research services queries:
    +612 9739 2588


    Catherine Jones
    (Acting) Project Manager

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    David Choi
    Project Officer
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  • Research Finance

    Manager,Research Finance
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  • Candidature Services (Student Administration)

    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)
    Level 3, 232 Victoria Parade
    East Melbourne Victoria 3002

    Locked Bag 4115
    Fitzroy MDC
    Victoria 3065

    Elizabeth Moon
    Associate Director, User Experience
    Student Administration

    Leanne Watson
    Coordinator, Candidature Services
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    Chiara Condotta
    Senior Candidature Officer, Candidature Services
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    Nicole Reeves
    Candidature Officer, Candidature Services
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