Contact

Level 6, John Hines Building (62)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

    General enquiries
    Phone: +61 7 3346 0503
    Fax: +61 7 3346 0512
    Email: graduateschool@uq.edu.au

    Office hours 
    8.30am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday

      Below you will find contact information for Postgraduate Coordinators, HDR Liaison Officers and HDR Administrative Officers listed by enrolling unit. Each staff member is responsible for different aspects of the HDR journey.

      Position Contact this person about:
      Postgraduate Coordinator (PGC) academic oversight of HDR candidates within the enrolling unit.
      HDR Liaison Officer (HLO) general current student queries and enquiries related to applications.
      HDR Administrative Officer (HAO) policy advice related to HDR candidature.

      Health

      School of Dentistry
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Ratilal Lalloo
      +61 7 3365 8047
      r.lalloo@uq.edu.au

      Aisha Dixon
      +61 7 3346 0503
      hdr.dentistry@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Susan Ben Dekhil / Elena Boyle
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Linda Worrall
      +61 7 3365 2891
      hdr.shrs@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Charmaine Jensen
      +61 7 3365 7123
      hdr.shrs@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Bernard Llanos
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Glen Lichtwark
      +61 7 3365 3401
      hdr.hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Sally Goodwin / Penny Storey
      +61 7 3365 6764
      hdr.hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Mia Davis
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Jill Wilson
      +61 7 3365 1254
      j.wilson@social.uq.edu.au
      Sally Goodwin / Penny Storey
      +61 7 3346 9014
      hdr.nmsw@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Mia Davis
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Pharmacy
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Ben Ross
      +61 7 3346 1888
      b.ross1@uq.edu.au
      James Nicholson
      +61 7 3346 1917
      hdr.pharmacy@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Susan Ben Dekhil / Bernard Llanos
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Psychology
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Catherine Haslam
      +61 7 3346 7565
      c.haslam@uq.edu.au
      Rosa Armitage
      +61 7 3365 6777
      hdr.psychology@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Mia Davis
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Queensland Brain Institute
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Bruno Van Swinderen
      +61 7 3346 6352
      qbi.pgc@uq.edu.au
      Leanne Brennan
      +61 7 3346 6401
      hdr.qbi@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Tara Wolfe
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Faculty of Medicine
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer

      Associate Professor Peter Noakes
      p.noakes@uq.edu.au

      • School of Biomedical Sciences
      • St Lucia CU

      Associate Professor Judith Greer
      j.greer@uq.edu.au 

      • PCH-Northside CU
      • QIMRB
      • Royal Brisbane CU
      • UQCCR

      Associate Professor Diann Eley
      d.eley@uq.edu.au

      • MD/MBBS-RHD
      • Ochsner Clinical School
      • Other Northside
      • Primary Care CU
      • Rural Clinical School
      • Sunshine Coast CU
      • Uniting Care Health CU

      Professor Gail Williams
      g.williams@sph.uq.edu.au

      • School of Public Health

      Dr Robert Eley 
      r.eley@uq.edu.au

      • Centre for Health Services Res
      • Child Health QLD CU
      • Childrens Health Res Centre
      • Greenslopes CU
      • Ipswich CU
      • Other Southside
      • PAH-Southside CU

      Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams 
      e.hamiltonwilliams@uq.edu.au

      • Mater CU
      • MRI-UQ
      • UQDI

      St Lucia Campus
      James Mather

      UQ PACE/TRI Campus
      James Nicholson / Jason Huynh

      Herston Campus
      Aisha Dixon 

      +61 7 3365 1071
      med.hdr@uq.edu.au

      St Lucia Campus
      Bernard Llanos

      UQ PACE/TRI Campus
      Susan Ben Dekhil / Bernard Llanos

      Herston Campus
      Susan Ben Dekhil / Tara Wolfe

      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Health HLO Team Leader: Leanne Brennan qbistudents@uq.edu.au

      Health HAO Team Manager: Elena Boyle graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Engineering & Technology

      School of Architecture
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Manu Sobti
      +61 7 3346 1215
      m.sobti@uq.edu.au

      Julie Birch
      +61 7 3365 3906
      hdr.architecture@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Natalie Cowley
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Chemical Engineering
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Karen Steel
      +61 7 3365 3977
      karen.steel@uq.edu.au
      Tim Wigg
      +61 7 3365 3931
      hdr.chemeng@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Natalie Cowley
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Civil Engineering
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Mark Hickman
      +61 7 3365 3692
      m.hickman1@uq.edu.au
      Julie Birch
      +61 7 3365 3690
      hdr.civileng@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Natalie Cowley
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Ben Mattnews
      +61 7 3365 2185
      pgc@itee.uq.edu.au
      Tracey Miller
      +61 7 3356 9795
      hdr.itee@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Ellie Nejad
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Vincent Wheatley
      +61 7 3365 2969
      v.wheatley@uq.edu.au
      Sharyn Muggleton
      +61 7 3363 2436
      hdr.mechmining@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Ellie Nejad
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu
      +61 7 3346 3283
      c.yu@uq.edu.au
      Laurie Sendra-Brown / Chris Ende
      +61 7 3346 3971 / +61 7 3346 3989
      hdr.aibn@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Simone Magnabosco
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Sustainable Minerals Institute
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Elaine Wightman
      +61 7 3346 5917
      e.wightman@uq.edu.au
      Natalie Lewandowski-Cox
      +61 7 3346 4077
      hdr.smi@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Ellie Nejad
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Engineering & Technology HLO Team Leader: Natalie Lewandowski-Cox hdr.smi@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Engineering & Technology HAO Team Manager: Elena Boyle graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Science

      School of Agriculture & Food Sciences
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Steve Adkins
      +61 7 5460 1328
      hdr.safs@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Kaye Hunt
      +61 7 3365 2058
      hdr.safs@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Biological Sciences
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Sandie Degnan
      +61 7 3346 9005
      biology.pgc@uq.edu.au
      Sveta Sargant
      +61 7 3365 7082
      hdr.biology@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Stuart Kellie
      +61 7 3365 4613
      hdr.scmb@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Tess Dobinson
      +61 7 3365 1499
      hdr.scmb@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Jamie Shulmeister
      +61 7 3346 1644
      sees.pgc@uq.edu.au
      Erich Morgenbesser
      +61 7 3365 6536
      hdr.sees@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Mathematics & Physics
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Ben Powell
      +61 7 3365 2401
      pgc-smp@uq.edu.au
      Linda Waldrum
      +61 7 3346 7264
      hdr.smp@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Carmel McCarthy
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Veterinary Science
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Chiara Palmieri
      +61 7 5460 1828
      c.palmieri@uq.edu.au
      Deborah McDonald
      +61 7 5460 1415
      hdr.vet@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Carmel McCarthy / Sarah Doyle
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Ralf Dietzgen
      +61 7 3346 6503
      qaafi_pgc@uq.edu.au
      Brigid Lacey
      +61 7 3346 2779
      hdr.qaafi@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Institute for Molecular Bioscience
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Rob Capon
      +61 7 3346 2979
      r.capon@imb.uq.edu.au
      Amanda Carozzi
      +61 7 3346 2122
      hdr.imb@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Anil Naidu
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Science HLO Team Leader: Amanda Carozzi hdr.imb@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Science HAO Team Manager: Daniel Walker graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Humanities, Social Science & Business

      School of Business
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Andrew Burton-Jones
      +61 7 3346 8172
      hdr.business@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Xenia Aitken-Smith
      +61 7 3346 8007  
      hdr.business@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Victoria Myatt
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Economics
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Heiko Gerlach
      +61 7 3346 0572
      h.gerlach@uq.edu.au
      Marly Dein
      +61 7 3346 9748
      hdr.economics@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Tash Winters
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Law
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Allison Fish
      +61 7 3443 1328
      a.fish@law.uq.edu.au
      Marly Dein
      +61 7 3365 7903
      hdr.law@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Tash Winters
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Communication and Arts
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Melissa Harper
      +61 7 3346 9454
      melissa.harper@uq.edu.au
      Angela Tuohy
      +61 7 3356 2710
      hdr.commarts@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Education
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Obaid Hamid
      +61 7 3365 6263
      pgceducation@uq.edu.au
      Alison Pike
      +61 7 3365 6502
      hdr.education@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Tash Winters
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Toby Meadows
      +61 7 3365 6556
      t.meadows@uq.edu.au
      Judy King
      +61 7 3365 1970
      hdr.hapi@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      Institute for Social Science Research
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Cameron Parsell
      +61 7 3346 8742
      c.parsell@uq.edu.au
      Thomas Court
      +61 7 3346 7806
      hdr.issr@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Victoria Myatt
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Languages and Cultures
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Professor Greg Hainge
      +61 7 3365 2282
      g.hainge@uq.edu.au
      Christian Long
      +61 7 3365 2270
      hdr.languagesandcultures@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Anil Naidu
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Music
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Mary Broughton
      +61 7 3365 4116
      musicpgc@uq.edu.au
      School of Music enquiries office
      +61 7 3365 4949
      music@uq.edu.au
      Daniel Walker
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Political Science and International Studies
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri
      +61 7 3443 1324
      s.hameiri@uq.edu.au
      Thomas Court
      +61 7 3365 2858
      hdr.polsis@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Victoria Myatt
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au
      School of Social Science
      Postgraduate Coordinator HDR Liaison Officer HDR Administrative Officer
      Dr Suzanna Fay-Ramirez
      +61 7 3365 2383
      s.ramirez@uq.edu.au
      Christian Long
      +61 7 3365 7516
      hdr.socialscience@enquire.uq.edu.au
      Anil Naidu
      +61 7 3346 0503
      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Humanities, Social Science & Business HLO Team Leader: Alison Pike hdr.education@enquire.uq.edu.au

      Humanities, Social Science & Business HAO Team Manager: Daniel Walker graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      The Graduate School's Development team looks after a wide range of events and activities that enhance the HDR experience at UQ. Contact details for staff members who look after particular areas can be found below, however you are welcome to contact any member of the team for assistance. 

      Career Development Framework

      The UQ Graduate School’s Career Development Framework (CDF) provides a range of free-of-charge development opportunities for you during your studies. All Career Development Framework workshops and activities are mapped to the UQ Higher Degree by Research Graduate Attributes.

      Jennifer Boreland, Development Coordinator
      Margaret Giebels, Engagement & Development Officer
      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Visit the CDF website

      Placements

      The Graduate School Career Development Framework facilitates industry experiences, as placements, to allow you to experience current practice and develop networks while demonstrating and strengthening your transferable, professional and research skills.

      Harmony James, Placements Coordinator
      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Learn more about placements for HDRs

      Career Advice

      Researchers work in all facets of government, industry, NGOs and universities. Understanding the diverse range of career options available will allow you to reflect on the 'fit' between academia and your own strengths and interests. 

      Please call the Graduate School
      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Book an appointment with a Careers Advisor

      3MT - Three Minute Thesis Competition

      Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by UQ, the competition cultivates participants’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

      Samantha Smith, Engagement & Development Officer
      Amanda Lee, Engagement & Development Officer
      +61 7 3346 0503

      3MT@uq.edu.au

      Visit the 3MT website

      Marketing & Communications

      The Graduate School has a number of communication channels including hard copy publications, email newsletters, websites, social media, and an intranet for UQ staff. We can also assist with scholarship advertising, student recruitment, and information dissemination to the HDR cohort.

      Claire Backhouse, Engagement & Development Communications Coordinator
      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Wonder of Science Program

      Wonder of Science Program promotes a STEM culture in Queensland schools. Wonder of Science's Young Science Ambassadors are selected PhD candidates who visit participating schools, working with students on challenging tasks and supporting them in STEM development.

      Robyn Bull, Program Manager
      +61 7 3346 0530

      robyn.bull@uq.edu.au

      Visit the Wonder of Science website

      Global Change Scholars Program

      The Global Change Scholars Program is an initiative designed to produce research leaders who will possess deep understanding of global trends, the challenges and opportunities they present, and an awareness of how to drive the changes necessary for us to build sustainable futures.

      Dr Anna Phelan, Global Change Scholars Program coordinator
      Dominique Pomfret, Global Change Scholars Program administration
      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Learn more about the Global Change Scholars Program

      Please contact the Executive Assistant in the first instance if you would like an appointment with a member of the Graduate School's Executive.

      Executive Assistant

      Renae Graves

       +61 7 3346 1370
       exec.assist@gradschool.uq.edu.au

      Dean

      Professor Alastair McEwanProfessor Alastair McEwan

      +61 7 3346 1370

      dean@gradschool.uq.edu.au

      Researcher biography

      Professor McEwan obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham and then held a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Royal Society 1983 University Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. In 1993, after 4 years as a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Professor McEwan joined the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer. He was promoted to Professor in 2003 and was Head of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences from 2005-2010.

      His research spans bacterial physiology and pathogenesis, redox biology and the role of transition metal ions in host-pathogen interactions. He has published over 140 research papers and research in his laboratory is currently funded by an NHMRC Program grant.

      As PVC Research Training, the Dean of the UQ Graduate School and a member of teh ACGR Executive Committee, Professor McEwan is leading change in practice in HDR development across Australia. 

      Deputy Dean

      Professor Stephan RiekProfessor Stephan Riek

      +61 7 3346 1370

      deputydean@gradschool.uq.edu.au

      Researcher biography

      Professor Riek holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; and undertook postdoctoral research at The University of Queensland and Northwestern University. He re-joined UQ as an ARC QEII Research Fellow in 2003 and was promoted to Professor in 2013. Professor Riek has been published in more than 80 publications in the area of sensorimotor neuroscience and his work has been underpinned by grant support from ARC, NHMRC and Queensland Health.

      Professor Riek brings a wealth of experience to the Graduate School. He has been the Principal Advisor of six students who have completed their PhD and has served as Postgraduate Coordinator in the School of Human Movement Studies since 2009.

      Director

      Belinda BernBelinda Bern

      +61 7 3346 1370

      directorgs@gradschool.uq.edu.au

      Biography

      Belinda has over 10 years’ experience at UQ and has a background in education and research management. In her role as Director of the Graduate School she oversees and manages the development and delivery of research student services and processes for The University of Queensland.

      Prior to joining the Graduate School, Belinda was the Research Manager for the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at UQ. Her strong communication and project management skills enabled her to achieve successful outcomes for the Faculty in the areas of research and research training. Previously Belinda has also worked in academic programs management and educational development roles and started her career as a secondary mathematics teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Master of Educational Studies (Leadership).

      In the Graduate School, Belinda is working to further enhance UQ’s reputation for quality and excellence in research training through the development and delivery of key strategic initiatives.

      Deputy Director (HDR Governance)

      Dr Daniel Walker

      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Senior Manager (HDR Development)

      Kate Swanson

      +61 7 3346 0503

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

      Operations

      Business Analyst

      Sam Ferguson

      +61 7 3346 0514

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au

       

      Policy & Agreements Officer

      Phoebe Coulon-McIntosh

       +61 7 3365 3477

      graduateschool@uq.edu.au