All general correspondence should be directed to:
Research Division (Bldg 32 Level 2)
North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Staff Contacts and Roles
Professor Grant Stanley (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Monica Brazier (Reporting Officer)
Monica provides assistance to the Manager, Research Performance & Analytics with research performance data for internal and external reporting.
Cathie Withyman (Research Assessment Officer- Impact & Engagement)
Cathie works with the Research Performance & Analytics team in drafting and preparation of the University’s Impact Case Studies and Engagement Narratives for submission by the University to the national Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018.
Tracey Kennedy (Administration Officer - Reporting)
Tracey provides administrative support and assists the Manager, Research Performance & Analytics with data collection and reporting for the HERDC and ERA Collections.
Leslie Walker (Director, Office of Research)
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.
Thomas Dixon (Research Legal Officer)
Tom provides legal services to the Research Division, including review of research contracts and commercialisation agreements.
Michelle Hodda (Project Officer)
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.
Josh Ariens (Coordinator - Research Partnerships)
Josh provides and promotes links between the University and industry to establish and assist collaborative research partnerships.
Scott Thomas (Research Partnerships Officer)
Scott assists the Research Partnerships Officer to provide and promote links to develop research partnerships between the University and industry.
Sue Evans (Coordinator - Ethics)
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)
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)
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.
Christine Hanley (Research Grants Officer)
Christine manages and administers the University's external research grants programs.
Ann Smith (Research Grants Officer)
Professor Susan Kinnear (Dean of Graduate Research)
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)
Kath manages and coordinates the RHD team to ensure the effective and timely administrative support is provided to the research high degree operations across the University.
Katie Allan (RHD Officer)
Katie provides administrative support to Confirmation of Candidature for research higher degree (RHD) candidates.
Denise Davidson (RHD Officer)
Denise administrative support to Examination processes for research higher degree (RHD) candidates.
Kyle Muldoon (RHD Officer)
Kyle provides administrative support for Admission processes for research higher degree (RHD) candidates.
Stuart McCartney (RHD Officer)
Stuart provides administrative support to research training offered by the Research Division to research candidates and staff.
Natasha Toon (RHD Officer)
Tash provides purchasing & travel administrative support to the research higher degree (RHD) candidates.
Dr Leigh Stitz (Curriculum Developer - GCR)
Leigh is developing the curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Research (GCR).
Kerrilyn Tomkins (GCR Development Officer)
Kerrilyn provides administrative support for curriculum development 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)
Associate Professor Tania Signal (School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences)
Associate Professor Jennieffer Barr (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences)