Research and innovation

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Research and Innovation)

Leigh Sullivan profileProfessor Leigh Sullivan -  Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Professor Sullivan 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.

Danielle Squire
Executive Assistant 
03 5327 9745

Graduate School

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 Degrees by Research.

The Graduate School is led by the Dean of Graduate Studies.


Research Services

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.

Sharon KittMs 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