ACU Research

We want our researchers

and candidates to have

a rewarding experience

Our Research Institutes and Faculties include some of the very best researchers in the world. Our strong support for research attracts outstanding students and collaborators across the globe.

We set the strategic framework within which research at ACU is developed and sustained. We aim to support research of the highest quality and to ensure that our graduate research candidates have a rewarding experience.

ACU Governance


ACU Research Executive

  • Professor Wayne McKenna

    Professor Wayne McKenna

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

    Australian Catholic University (ACU) is committed to creating a specialised, growing and well-regarded research environment. This is under the leadership of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
  • Professor Patrick Heaven

    Professor Patrick Heaven

    Dean of Research

    Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Research assists in the development and implementation of the research strategy and development and has oversight of all Higher Degree Research …