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Graduate Research Contacts

Graduate Research School

Professor Stephan Riek is the Dean, Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School administers UniSC’s Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs. Contact the Graduate Research School team on the following:

Graduate Research School contacts

Andrea Baker- Variations Administrator

Andrea administers variations to candidature and provides expert advice to both current students and supervisors on managing changes to candidature.

Natasha Burkett- Administration Assistant

Natasha is the Graduate Research School's first point of contact for all enquiries. Natasha provides a wide range of administrative support to the Graduate Research School team and Dean.

Danielle Faccer- Manager, Development and Engagement

Danielle manages the skills development strategy for graduate research candidates and their supervisor, working with external and internal development providers. This includes the ongoing development and delivery of the Graduate Research Development Program for candidates and the Supervision Excellence Program for their supervisors. Danielle also manages the Graduate Research School's engagement strategy. Danielle provides high level expertise to UniSC departments, committees, students and supervisors on skills development and undertakes a range of reporting.

Laura Flanagan- Admissions Administrator

Laura administers the admissions process for all Higher Degree by Research programs for both domestic and international students. Laura provides expert policy and procedural advice to future students and enrolling units.

Charlotte Hansen- Examinations Administrator

Charlotte administers the examination process for all Higher Degree by Research programs for both domestic and international students. Charlotte provides expert policy and procedural advice to enrolling units.

Zac Keenan- Admissions and Scholarship Officer

Zac coordinates the UniSC HDR Scholarship program and program admissions. Zac coordinates the Research Training Program scholarships and agreements, scholarship establishment and award process for UniSC managed HDR scholarships.

Denielle Leishman- Student Development and Engagement Officer (part-time)

Deni provides a broad range of support to the Graduate Research Development Program along with overseeing the Student Experience Mentor Program and the Lead and Learn program.

Kara Jacob- Examinations and Progressions Coordinator

Kara coordinates examinations, candidature variations and manages a range of candidature progression issues. Kara works closely with students, supervisors and HDR Coordinators to resolve complex candidature matters.

Lyndal Viney- Senior Manager, Operations (part-time)

Lyndal manages the Admission and Scholarships and the Examination and Progressions teams. Lyndal provides high level expertise across complex candidature matters, policy and procedures and undertakes a range of reporting on student and Graduate Research School matters.

School Contacts

Each School appoints a Higher Degree by Research Coordinator (Academic position), who is a responsible for monitoring the general progress and welfare of research students in that academic area. The School Deputy Dean, Research is available as an alternative contact for consultation.

UniSC Business School and Creative Industries
School of Education and Tertiary Access
School of Health
School of Law and Society
School of Science, Technology and Engineering
Thompson Institute


For a list of all other UniSC contacts, refer to the A-Z directory.