ACU Research

We support your research

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

T: +612 9739 2943

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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    Mr Michael Murphy
    Manager, Research Reporting
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    Mr 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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    Dian Utami
    Research Systems and Reporting Coordinator
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    Ms Anna Pocrnic
    Administrative Officer – Research Data Entry
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  • Research Grants and Contracts

    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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    Julie Thorpe
    Research Grants Officer
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    Miss Cathy Mathews
    Senior Research Contracts Officer
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    For all your research contracts queries
    T +612 9739 2105

    Ms 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
    +612 9739 2218
    E (research engagement and impact) (ACURF inquiries and document submission)
    E (Other internal funding and software (SPSS) inquiries)

    Andrew Schrader
    Senior Manager, Research Assessment
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  • 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)

    Mr Sebastian Gimenez
    Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity
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    Kylie Pashley
    Senior Research Ethics Officer
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    Ms Pratigya Pozniak
    Research Ethics Officer
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  • Graduate Research

    Administers research higher degree candidature for:

    • prospective research candidates
    • enrolled research candidates

    For all your candidature queries please contact:

    Anne Cunningham
    Manager, Graduate Research
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    Catherine Jones
    (Acting) Project Officer
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    Ms Stefania Riccardi
    Project Manager – (Currently on Leave)
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    Chiara Condotta
    Senior Candidature Officer: Faculty of Education and Arts, and Faculty of Law and Business
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    David Choi
    Project Officer
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    Linda Gao
    Candidature Officer: Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Theology and Philosophy – (Currently on Leave)
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  • Research Finance

    Mrs Kely-Kirwan
    Manager,Research Finance
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    Ms Bita Ekhtiari
    Finance Officer Research
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