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All general correspondence should be directed to:

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

Staff Contacts and Roles

Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Research)'s Office

Professor Grant Stanley (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2242
Email: g.stanley@cqu.edu.au

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.

Lynne Browning (Executive Officer, Manager Early Career Research Development)

Telephone: (08) 8378 4509
Email:l.browning@cqu.edu.au

Lynne 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. Lynne also manages the Early Career Research program.

Karen Chapman (Executive Assistant)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2372
Email: k.chapman@cqu.edu.au

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)

Associate Professor Susan Kinnear (Dean of Graduate Studies)

Telephone: (07) 4930 9336
Email: s.kinnear@cqu.edu.au

Susan assists the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in providing academic leadership and strategic management of the University's research portfolio. Specifically, the Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for establishing and maintaining the quality framework for the University's research training portfolio  and its commitment to Research Higher Degree (RHD) students, recognising that they are critical to the research capabilities of the University.

Leslie Walker (Manager, Research Services)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2463
Email: l.walker@cqu.edu.au

Leslie manages the team responsible for RHD student administration, works with those responsible for reporting, research ethics approval governance processes, research performance analysis and reporting, and provides executive support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). The Manager also oversights commercialisation  and intellectual property management processes, and provides high level advice to senior management on policy, issues, risks and future requirements across the position's areas of responsibility.

Thomas Dixon (Research Legal Officer)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2009
Email: t.dixon@cqu.edu.au

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

Research Reporting

Richelle Coll (Executive Officer, Research Performance & Reporting)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2604
Email: research-performance@cqu.edu.au

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

Monica Brazier (Reporting Officer)

Telephone: (07) 4930 6566
Email: research-performance@cqu.edu.au

Monica provides assistance to the Executive Officer (Research Performance & Reporting) with research performance data for internal and external reporting.

Tracey Kennedy (Research Administration Officer)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2672
Email: research-performance@cqu.edu.au

Tracey provides administrative support and assists the Executive Officer (Research Performance & Reporting) with data collection and reporting for the HERDC and ERA

Ethics

Sue Evans (Senior Ethics Officer)  

Telephone: (07) 4923 2603
Email: ethics@cqu.edu.au

Sue provides executive support of human and animal ethics clearance for research projects within the University and is the secretary to the following CQUniversity Committees: Human Research Ethics Committee (CQUniversityHREC), Animal Ethics Committee (CQUniversityAEC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Sue    is also the contact for limited impact research in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  

Suzanne Harten (Ethics Officer)  

Telephone: (07) 4930 9128
Email: ethics@cqu.edu.au

Suzanne provides a range of professional and administrative services to various research related ethics committees and monitor compliance of human and animal ethics across the University.  

Tracey Kennedy (Research Administration Officer)  

Telephone: (07) 4923 2672
Email: ethics@cqu.edu.au

Tracey assists the Ethics Officers with data management, including entry to the database, and the archiving of completed projects and secretarial duties of the Human Research Ethics and Animal Ethics committees

Grants

Linda Ahern (Research Grants Coordinator)        

Telephone: (07) 4923 2601
Email: research-grants@cqu.edu.au

Linda works with CQUniversity researchers in seeking and securing external funding for their research and arranging research agreements.    

Ann Smith (Research Grants Officer )        

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

Telephone: (07) 4923 2613
Email:research-grants@cqu.edu.au

Michelle Hodda (Administrative Officer, Grants)        

Dianne Merrick (Administrative Officer, Grants)    

Telephone: (07) 4923 2364
Email:research-grants@cqu.edu.au

Michelle and Dianne perform a broad range of administrative services in support of grants in the areas of Teaching and Learning and Research.        

Josh Ariens (Research Partnerships Officer)        

Telephone: (07) 4970 7330
Email: research-connect@cqu.edu.au

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

Scott Thomas (Research Partnerships Administration Officer)        

Telephone: (07) 4920 2740
Email: research-connect@cqu.edu.au

Scott assists the Research Partnerships Officer to provide and promote links to develop research partnerships between the University and industry.

Research Higher Degree (RHD)

Associate Professor Susan Kinnear (Dean of Graduate Studies)

Telephone: (07) 4930 9336
Email: s.kinnear@cqu.edu.au

Susan assists the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in providing academic leadership and strategic management of the University's research portfolio. Specifically, the Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for establishing and maintaining the quality framework for the University's research training  portfolio and its commitment to Research Higher Degree (RHD) students, recognising that they are critical to the research capabilities of the University.

Kath Milostic (RHD Coordinator)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2607
Email: rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au

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.

Denise Davidson (RHD Officer)

Telephone: 4923 2228
Email: rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au

Denise provides a broad range of administrative support functions to support research higher degree (RHD) students across the Schools of Human Health and Social Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, and the health and medical disciplines within the School of Medical and Applied Sciences, including assisting  with the development and implementation of innovative systems to provide effective support, while streamlining processes, and reducing bureaucracy wherever possible.

Denise Lentell (RHD Officer)

Telephone: (07) 4930 9210
Email: rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au

Denise provides a broad range of administrative support functions to support research higher degree (RHD) students across the Schools of Engineering and Technology, and the agriculture and environment disciplines within the School of Medical and Applied Sciences, including assisting with the  development and implementation of innovative systems to provide effective support, while streamlining processes, and reducing bureaucracy wherever possible.

Kyle Muldoon (RHD Officer)

Telephone: (07) 4923 2832
Email: rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au

Kyle provides a broad range of administrative support functions to support research higher degree (RHD) students across the Schools of Business and Law and Education and the Arts, including assisting with the development and implementation of innovative systems to provide effective support, while streamlining processes,  and reducing bureaucracy wherever possible.

Stuart McCartney (RHD Officer)  

Telephone: (07) 4923 2602
Email: research-training@cqu.edu.au

Stuart provides administrative support to research training offered by the Research Division to research candidates and staff.  

Natasha Toon (RHD Officer)  

Telephone: (07) 4037 4789
Email:rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au

Tash provides purchasing & travel administrative support to the research higher degree (RHD) students.