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Higher Degree by Research (HDR) support contacts

Office of Research & Innovation (ORI)

Lee-Ann Cole

Research Degrees Administration Officer
08 8946 7065

  • Applications for Admission and Enrolment
  • Examinations
  • Extension Requests (Non-Scholarship Holders)
  • Leave of Absence (Non-Scholarship Holders)

Shanthi Bandara

Senior Research Degrees Administration Officer
08 8946 6548

  • Scholarship Applications
  • Scholarship Administration
  • Scholarship Holders – Leave of Absence
  • Scholarship Holders – Extension Requests
  • Student Progression (Progress Reports; Issues with Progression; Confirmation of Candidature)

Kristen Deveraux

Research Students Support Officer (Monday - Wednesday)

08 8946 7289

  • Student Admission enquiries
  • Applications to the Register of Supervisors
  • Changes of Supervisor
  • Confirmation of candidature

Fiona Quintner

Researcher Skills Enhancement Officer (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

08 8946 7460

  • Research Enhancement Program workshops
  • HDR Conference
  • 3MT

Elizabeth Bird

Manager - Higher Degree by Research

08 8946 6402

  • Leads the Higher Degree by Research administration team

Faculty Contacts

  • Associate Dean Research in each Faculty for HDR Matters
  • Assistance with Supervisory Panels and Identification of Supervisors
  • Review and Resolution of Progression Issues at Faculty Level
  • Formation of Confirmation of Candidature and Examination Panels
  • Faculty Resources for HDR Candidates and Supervisors


Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment (EHSE)

AcademicAssoc Prof Natasha StaceyAssociate Dean Research08 8946 6268Natasha.Stacey@cdu.edu.au
AdministrativeTia SalamResearch Administration Officer08 8946 6471PGResearch@cdu.edu.au

Law, Education Business and Arts (LEBA)

AcademicProf Lisa McManus Associate Dean Research08 8946 8802Lisa.McManus@cdu.edu.au
AdministrativeJillian Elliott Research Administration Officer08 8946 6156lebaresearch@cdu.edu.au

Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies)

AcademicLouise Clark08 8946 8448Louise.Clark@cdu.edu.au 
AdministrativeJasmina SesarResearch Degrees Administration officer08 8946 8420Jasmina.Sesar@menzies.edu.au