Research Contact Information

All general correspondence should be directed to:

Research Division (Building 32 Level 2)
CQUniversity Australia
Bruce Highway
North Rockhampton QLD 4701

Staff Contacts and Roles

Professor Grant Stanley (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research)

Phone: (07) 4923 2242

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a key strategist responsible for shaping and implementing the University's vision of excellence in research and innovation. As a member of the executive team, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor plays a major role in CQUniversity's future strategic research direction and performance. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor's focus is on strategic planning, capacity-building, quality assurance and evaluation, to achieve the University's research and innovation goals. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is also responsible for the governing committees for research and higher degree by research, development and implementation of policies, compliance with regulations and reporting and responding to sector changes that affect research and the University, ensuring the University's national and international research profile continues to grow and for fostering a research culture that encourages innovation, quality performance and engagement.

Dr Lynette Browning (Executive Officer)

Phone: (08) 8378 4509

Lyn is the Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and provides executive support including analytical, management, advisory and representative support across a wide range of strategic and operational matters. Lyn also manages the Early Career Researcher program.

Karen Chapman (Executive Assistant)

Phone: (07) 4923 2372

Karen is the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and provides executive and administrative support to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Richelle Coll (Manager, Research Performance & Analytics)

Phone: (07) 4923 2604

Richelle manages the reporting and analytics portfolio for the Research Division and the strategic reporting requirements of the University including the ERA and HERDC collections.

Tracey Kennedy (Administration Officer - Reporting)

Phone: (07) 4923 2672

Tracey provides administrative support and assists the Manager, Research Performance & Analytics with data collection and reporting for the HERDC and ERA Collections.

Ben Leiper (Reporting Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 9559

Ben provides assistance to the Manager, Research Performance & Analytics with research performance data for internal and external reporting.

Leslie Walker (Director, Office of Research)

Phone: (07) 4923 2463

Mobile: 0437 646 812
Leslie leads and oversees the research services provided by the Research Division’s Office of Research to establish processes and systems to ensure effective management of the University’s research activities, particularly with regards to research grants, IP and commercialisation, ethics, research integrity, and research engagement. Leslie supports the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in the development, implementation, evaluation, monitoring and improvement of strategies and research-related policies, procedures and plans.

Michelle Hodda (Administration Officer)

Phone: (07) 4923 2364

Michelle provides project management support and coordination of the implementation of ongoing research promotion campaigns and content, including research promotion on the University's website. Michelle also provides administrative support to the Office of Research.

Thomas Dixon (Research Legal Officer)

Phone: (07) 3023 4104

Tom provides legal services to the Research Division, including review of research contracts and commercialisation agreements.

Jana Paris-Richardson (Project Officer - Research Contracts)

Phone: (07) 4930 9486

In conjunction with the Research Legal Officer, Jana coordinates the drafting, negotiation, review and final execution of research-related contracts and agreements with external agencies.

Josh Ariens (Coordinator - Research Partnerships)

Phone: (07) 4970 7330

Josh provides and promotes links between the University and industry to establish and assist collaborative research partnerships.

Renee Mooney (Research Partnerships Officer)

Phone: (07) 4970 7626

Renee assists the Coordinator - Research Partnerships to provide and promote links to develop research partnerships between the University and industry.

Sue Evans (Coordinator - Ethics)

Phone: (07) 4923 2603

Sue coordinates the ethics team to provide support of human and animal ethics clearance for research projects within the University and is Executive Officer to the following CQUniversity Committees: Human Research Ethics Committee (CQUniversityHREC), Animal Ethics Committee (CQUniversityAEC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Suzanne Harten (Ethics Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 9128

Suzanne provides a range of professional and administrative services to various research related ethics committees and monitors compliance of human and animal ethics across the University. Suzanne is also the first point of contact for limited impact research in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Leanne O'Neill (Administration Officer - Ethics)

Phone: (07) 4923 2009

Leanne assists the Ethics Officers with manual and electronic data management, including entry to the database, archiving of completed projects and routine correspondence of the Human Research Ethics and Animal Ethics Committees.

Dr Lee Baker (Animal Welfare Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 9489

If the above number does not answer, please phone the Ethics Office on (07) 4923 2603.
Dr Lee Baker provides critical advice, monitoring, supervision and training to the academic and technical services community in the care and use of animals used for teaching and research purposes. Lee works closely with the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to ensure the University maintains compliance with relevant legislation and regulations relating to animal health and wellbeing.

Christine Hanley (Coordinator - Research Grants)

Phone: (07) 4923 2070

Christine manages the Research Grants team responsible for the provision of advice and support for University academic researchers applying for research grants and/or negotiating research contracts. Christine also oversees post-award administration for research grants.

Ann Smith (Research Grants Officer)

Phone: (07) 4923 2613

Ann manages and administers the University's internal research grants programs.

Sharon Nouwens (Administration Officer - Research)

Phone: (07) 4923 2735

Sharon provides administrative support to the Research Grants team.

Kelly Corry (Research Grants Officer)

Phone: (07) 4923 2214

Kelly manages and administers the University’s external research grants.

Professor Susan Kinnear (Dean of Graduate Research)

Phone: (07) 4930 9336

The Dean, Graduate Research assists the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in providing academic leadership and strategic management of the University's research portfolio. The School of Graduate Research was established in July 2018, in recognition that research higher degree candidates are critical to the research capabilities and culture of the University. The SGR delivers the University's research training portfolio, including courses at graduate certificate, masters and doctoral levels.

Kath Milostic (Coordinator - Research Higher Degrees)

Phone: (07) 4923 2607

Kath manages the Research Higher Degrees team to ensure that effective and timely administrative support is provided to the research high degree operations across the University.

Denise Davidson (RHD Officer)

Phone: (07) 4923 2228

Denise provides administrative support to RHD candidates undergoing their final thesis Examination.

Kyle Muldoon (RHD Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 9145

Kyle provides administrative support regarding all Admissions and Enrolments for RHD Candidates.

Camille Ahern (RHD Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 9210

Camille provides administrative support regarding all RHD Confirmations of Candidature.

Sarah Morgan (RHD Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 6392

Sarah provides administrative support regarding RHD Candidate purchasing, funding and travel.

Stuart McCartney (RHD Officer)

Phone: (07) 4923 2602

Stuart coordinates all Research Training events/training sessions offered by the School of Graduate Research to research candidates and supervisors.

Natasha Toon (RHD International Case Management Officer)

Phone: (07) 4037 4789

Tash supports International RHD Candidates and Scholarship Candidates.

Meryck Smith (RHD Project Officer)

Phone: (07) 4930 9525

Meryck provides varied administrative support across the School of Graduate Research.

Dr Teresa Moore (Curriculum Developer - GCR)

Phone: (07) 4923 2309

Teresa is developing the curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Research (GCR).

Professor Julian Teicher (School of Business and Law)


Associate Professor Susan Davis (School of Education and the Arts)


Professor Steve Moore (School of Engineering and Technology)


Professor Sally Ferguson (School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences)


Professor Trudy Dwyer – Acting DDR (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences)