Enquiries for academic officers and research administration teams
Key faculty research contacts
Each of our Schools has a Responsible Academic Officer (RAO) who is typically the Deputy Head of School for Research. The School RAO acts on behalf of the Head of School for all research related matters pertaining to the strategic oversight along with the academic and administrative recommendations regarding research in your School.
Each School also has a School Academic Officer (SAO) to provide research support to the RAO and their unit. This includes research related matters for staff as well as all internal aspects of Higher Degree Research.
Below are contact details for our School RAOs and SAOs for research-related queries.
School of Biomedical Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Electrical and Data Engineering
School of Information, Systems and Modelling
School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
School of Computer Science
Faculty research team
- Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management) – Professor Michael Blumenstein
- Associate Dean (Research Excellence) – Distinguished Professor Jie Liu
- Manager, Research – Sofia Haidar
- Faculty Research Engagement Manager – Sara Mesgari Hagh
- Executive Officer, Research Excellence – Renee Estrella
- Director, Higher Degree Research (HDR) Programs – Professor David McGloin
Faculty Higher Degree Research (HDR) team
Provides administrative oversight on HDR matters related to pre-enrolment enquiries such as admission and scholarship opportunities, event coordination and workshops for the development HDR candidates and their supervisors, along with internal funding opportunities for enrolled research candidates.
- Senior HDR Programs Officer – Renee Wortley (Acting)
- HDR Programs Officer – Peter Tolisson
- HDR Programs Officer – James Tan
Contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty grants and contracts team
Provides faculty-level administration on research projects (internal/external, grants and contract research).
- Senior Grants and Contracts Officer – Craig Shuard
- Grants and Contracts Officer – Irina Chung
Contact the team at FEIT.ResearchManager@uts.edu.au