Dean of Graduate Research

Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Jonathan Morris

The Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Jonathan Morris, provides leadership and support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in the development and improvement of high quality HDR programs.

The Dean has oversight of all UNSW HDR candidatures, and is responsible for the development and implementation of HDR policy. Professor Morris works collaboratively with Faculties to ensure the delivery of high quality HDR programs. 

The Dean provides the UNSW Graduate Research School with academic leadership and strategic direction to ensure seamless support for HDR Candidates and their Supervisors, and to enhance the HDR Candidate experience.


Professor Jonathan Morris is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (BSc Hons) and the Australian National University (PhD). Prior to joining UNSW in 2009, he held academic positions at the Universities of Canterbury and Adelaide. From 2015-2018 he was Deputy Dean Graduate Research at UNSW. Jonathan was promoted to Professor in Chemistry in 2018. He was appointed Dean of Graduate Research in 2019.

Professor Morris leads a research group in the School of Chemistry, who work on developing the biomedical potential of small molecules using their expertise in synthetic organic chemistry. He is particularly focused on the development of small molecules that can be delivered in eye drops to control aged related macular degeneration (in collaboration with UK-based biotech Exonate Pty Ltd).


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+61 2 9385 5500


+61 2 9385 6238





Graduate Research School
Level 2, South Wing
Rupert Myers Building
Map Ref M15

Dean of Graduate Research

The Graduate Research School
The University of New South Wales


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Professor Jonathan Morris

Dean of Graduate Research

To arrange a meeting with Professor Morris, please contact Kylie Madden

Kylie Madden

Executive Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Research

T: +61 (2) 9385 1903