Research and innovation

Professor Chris Hutchison - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is responsible for leading the strategic research direction and overall research quality and performance of the University.

Professor Hutchison holds a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (University of Sussex) and a PhD in Biochemistry (University of London). He has a strong international research track record in biomedical sciences, ageing and health, with competitive grant income awarded from an impressive range of national and international government and philanthropic research agencies. Professor Hutchison is an experienced supervisor of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and also holds a number of patents and licenses on his inventions and materials.

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The DVCRI is supported by Research Services and the Graduate Research School.

Phone: 03 5327 9253 (Office)

Amy Hunter - Director, Research Innovation and Enterprise

Amy Hunter joins Federation University in the role of Director, Research Innovation and Enterprise. She spent several years working at RMIT University, where she was held the roles of acting Director of Research Translation and the Associate Director Intellectual Property and Commercialisation.

As well as her experience in the higher education sector, Amy has extensive experience in senior management positions including her time with IP Australia in the Patent Analytics Hub and also Highgate Early Learning Centre. Amy is also a qualified Patent Attorney.

In her new role, Amy will be contributing to and promoting the future growth strategy of innovative research, compliance and reporting at Federation University. She will be assisting with establishing direction, leadership and building capacity for functional service delivery to schools and research centres, and to ensure that the critical interface of research activities are integrated and coordinated to create research impact.


Graduate Research School

Professor Fadi Charchar - Dean of Graduate Studies

Professor Charchar is the head of the L. E. W. Carty Cardiovascular Genomics laboratory and holds the Robert HT Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Genomics at Federation University Australia. Fadi's research focuses on the molecular genetics of cardiovascular disease.

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The role of the Graduate Research School is to support Higher Degree by Research programs across the university and to develop and implement policies relating to Higher Degrees by Research.

Phone: 03 5327 6098

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.

Research Services is responsible for the administration of research across Federation University;

  • research funding - pre and post award
  • research ethics for human and animals
  • research integrity
  • research performance reporting including ERA and E&I
  • research policies and procedures
  • research website and social media