Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Research and Innovation)
Professor Leigh Sullivan
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation
Professor Leigh Sullivan is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation). He is responsible for leading the strategic research direction and overall research quality and performance of the University.
Professor Sullivan manages, and is supported by, the Research Services office.
Phone: 03 5327 9745
Executive Assistant to Leigh Sullivan
Phone: 03 5327 9825
Professor Caroline Finch
Executive Dean of Graduate Studies
The role of the Graduate School is to support Higher Degree by Research programs across the university and to develop and implement policies relating to Higher Degress by Research.
The Graduate School is led by the Executive Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Caroline Finch.
Caroline has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and in the top three most influential sports medicine researchers internationally.
Her research has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, VicHealth, IOC, the US and Canadian National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and from peak sports bodies including the International Rugby Board, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia, to name a few. She contributes to the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, Injury Epidemiology, International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion and Sports Medicine.
Phone: 03 5362 6338
The role of Research Services is to facilitate research through the provision of support services to the wider University community, to ensure that research is conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, and to develop and implement policies relating to research and research training.
Profiles of Research Services staff members are displayed below.
Ms Sharon Kitt
Director, Research Services
Sharon has had extensive prior experience in research administration and policy. She was previously the Manager for Research Information Services reporting to the DVCR at Swinburne for approximately five years, the Strategy and Planning Analyst and Faculty Research Manager at Deakin for approximately five years, Business Manager at Bayside Health and Research Project Officer at the University of Melbourne.
Phone: 03 5327 9894
Professor Rob Wallis
Previously the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional & Rural) at Deakin University (retired) and Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Ballarat (until July 2009), Professor Wallis has published over 150 articles in a range of fields covering marsupial physiology, vertebrate ecology, wildlife management, environmental education and rural and regional engagement.
Phone: 03 5362 2600
|Tina D'Urbano||Senior Administrative Grants Officer (Team Leader)||email@example.com||5122 6872|
|Jane Eltringham||Administrative Officer Research Grants, Contracts & Financefirstname.lastname@example.org||5327 6735|
|Tara Harle||Research Finance Coordinatoremail@example.com||5122 6360|
|Research Ethics and Integrity|
|Lauren Quinlan||Research Ethics and Integrity Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||5327 6481|
|Fiona Koop||Ethics Officer (Ballarat)||email@example.com||5327 9765|
|Irene Hall||Ethics Officer (Gippsland)||firstname.lastname@example.org||5122 6446|
|Collaborative Research Network (CRN)|
|Jodie Knight||Finance and Administrative Officeremail@example.com||5327 9949|
|Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) and Training|
|Rebekah Bailey||Team Leader (Research Strategy and HDR)||firstname.lastname@example.org||5327 9059|
|Jill Boatman||Administration Officeremail@example.com||5327 9067|
|Joanne Davis||Administration Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||5327 6680|
|Lauren Peldys||Administrative Officeremail@example.com||5327 9302|
|Linda Butler||Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||5122 6345|
|Paula DiMaria||Research Training & Development Coordinatoremail@example.com||5122 6591|
|Dr Rob Watson||Graduate Centre Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||5327 9725|
|Emily Hearnshaw||PA to Professor Finchemail@example.com||5327 6173|
|Raimond Placidi||Research Performance Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||5327 6288|
|Katie Donnelly||Project Coordinatoremail@example.com||5327 9526|