Division of Research Overview

Key Executive, Administrative & Support Units

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This page provides an overview of the structure of the Division of Research at UNSW, as well as outlining the key executive, administrative and support units within the Division.

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Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President

Professor Brian Boyle, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for the strategic research direction and overall research performance of the University, and in particular, maintaining and advancing the University's profile in research and research training, as well as technology transfer.

General Enquiries
Phone T: +61 2 9385 7995    
Fax +61 2 9385 8008    
Email enquiries.research@unsw.edu.au    
Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Professor Brian Boyle

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

& Vice-President

T: +61 2 9385 7995
E: enquiries.research@unsw.edu.au

Nalisa Mam Executive Assistant T: +61 2 9385 7995
E: nalisa.mam@unsw.edu.au
Betsy Marks General Manager T: +61 2 9385 3803
E: e.marks@unsw.edu.au
Jane Su Finance Manager (Acting) T: +61 2 9385 3093
E: jane.su@unsw.edu.au

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Emma Johnston, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) provides strategic leadership and support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President in the generation of external research income and improving UNSW’s overall research performance, and in attracting and retaining outstanding academic staff, research only staff and higher degree research students to UNSW.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) is also responsible for UNSW’s international research strategy, research partnerships including affiliated research institutes, eResearch strategy, research ethics and safety and effective promotion of the University’s research capability and research profile.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) acts in the position of Vice-President & Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in their absence.

General Enquiries
Phone +61 2 9385 5638    
Fax +61 2 9385 6545    
Email b.hurtado@unsw.edu.au    
Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Professor Emma Johnston  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Please contact via below
Beverly Hurtado Acting Executive Assistant

T: +61 2 9385 5638
E: b.hurtado@unsw.edu.au


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) & Dean of Graduate Research

Professor Laura Poole-Warren, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) & Dean of Graduate Research provides strategic leadership and support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President in all matters relating higher degree research, early career researchers and researcher development. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) is also responsible for strategy and policy relating to early career and higher degree researchers, including strategic national and international partnerships on higher degree training.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) has executive responsibility for the Graduate Research School and the Researcher Development Unit, the central units responsible for administration of HDR candidatures and for researcher training and development.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) acts in the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President during absence.

General Enquiries
Phone
+61 2 9385 5500
Fax
+61 2 9385 6238
Email enquiries.grs@unsw.edu.au
Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Professor Laura Poole-Warren Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) & Dean of Graduate Research T: +61 2 9385 7661
E: l.poolewarren@unsw.edu.au
Margaret O'Byrne Director, Graduate Research T: +61 2 9385 7661
E: mob@unsw.edu.au
Cecilia Stenstrom  Director, Researcher Development T: +61 2 9385 4277
E: c.stenstrom@unsw.edu.au
  Executive Assistant to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) & Dean of Graduate Research

T: +61 2 9385 7661
E: pvcrtea@unsw.edu.au
F: + 61 2 9385 6238


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Units


Grants Management Office

The UNSW Grants Management Office provides the University's researchers with support in pursuing and administering research funding. The Office facilitates the research efforts of UNSW staff by assisting with applications for grants and fellowships, the negotiation of research contracts and the administration of externally funded funds.

General Enquiries
Email mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au
Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Daniel Owens Director, GMO T: +61 2 9385 7254
E: d.owens@unsw.edu.au
F: + 61 2 9385 9797

Researcher Development Unit

The Researcher Development Unit (RDU) has the main responsibility for researcher training and development at UNSW. 

Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Cecilia Stenstrom Director, RDU  

T: +61 2 9385 4277
E: c.stenstrom@unsw.edu.au
F: +61 2 9385 6545

Research Ethics Compliance and Support (RECS)

The Research Ethics Compliance and Support (RECS) team coordinates committees and processes for research involving humans, animals, gene technology and radiation safety and provides advice on legislative and other requirements in these areas.

Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Dr Ted Rohr Director, RECS T: +61 2 9385 4235
E: ted.rohr@unsw.edu.au

Research Strategy and Partnerships Office

The Research Strategy and Partnerships Office (RSPO) aims to enhance UNSW’s research performance and profile by identifying opportunities for research funding (including awards and fellowships) and maximising the opportunity for success by advising/or directly assisting with the development of high quality applications. The RSPO is also responsible for UNSW Research Centres and Institutes.

The Research Strategy and Partnerships Office also provides strategic leadership in the identification, establishment and effective management of research partnerships including industry, government, other external partners including medical research institutes and affiliated institutions, and is responsible for UNSW’s participation in productive contract research, consulting, multi-venture initiatives and philanthropic research partnerships.

General Enquiries
Phone
+61 2 9385 5600
Fax
+61 2 9385 6545
Email research.partnerships@unsw.edu.au
Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Warwick Dawson Director, RSPO T:+61 2 9385 7929
E: w.dawson@unsw.edu.au

Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School provides the full range of services required to support both postgraduate research students and supervisors.

General Enquiries
Phone
+61 2 9385 5500
Fax
+61 2 9385 6238
Email enquiries.grs@unsw.edu.au

Executive Staff Contacts

Margaret O'Byrne Director, Graduate Research T: +61 2 9385 7661
E: mob@unsw.edu.au


Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre

The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre houses major instrumentation used by researchers in the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering for the study of the structure and composition of biological, chemical and physical materials. The Centre also does specialist consulting work for external clients. In addition, it provides the technical/professional support for the instruments.

General Enquiries
Phone
+61 2 9385 4646
Fax
+61 2 9385 4663
Email analytical@unsw.edu.au
Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Associate Professor Grainne Moran Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) T:+61 2 9385 4642
E: g.moran@unsw.edu.au

UNSW Innovations

UNSW Innovations works with University researchers and commercial partners to bring the results of UNSW research, innovation and invention to market.

General Enquiries
Phone
+61 2 9385 5008
Fax
+61 2 9385 5602
Executive Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Dr Kevin Cullen CEO T: +61 2 9385 6527
E: k.cullen@nsinnovations.com.au
F: +61 2 9385 6502
Morgan McDonough Executive Assistant to CEO T: +61 2 9385 6505
E:  m.mcdonough@nsinnovations.com.au
F: + 61 2 9385 6502

Research Analysis, Performance & Profile Office

The Research Analysis, Performance & Profile Office is a dedicated unit established to support the goal of continuously improving UNSW's position as a leading research intensive university in Australia.

General Enquiries
Phone
+61 2 9385 2920
Email rappo@unsw.edu.au
Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Aleksandar Alimpijevic Director T: +61 2 9385 8165
E: a.alimpijevic@unsw.edu.au
Murray Green Deputy Director T: +61 2 9385 8035
E: murray.green@unsw.edu.au
Elvira Fonacier Senior Project Officer T: +61 2 9385 2920
E: e.fonacier@unsw.edu.au