REDI Contacts

Executive Director

Steve Hannan
02 9852 5149 | 0408 919 670

Ivanka Banach, Executive Assistant
02 9678 7250

Craig Bromley, Research Administration Officer
02 4736 0895 (Ext 2895)

Melanie Farmer
02 9678 7258 | 0481 545 200

Brooke Jim, Administrative Officer (Tues and Thurs only)
02 9678 7094

REDI Research

For general enquiries, please email ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au

Nikki Lengkeek, Manager, Grants and Researcher Development
02 4736 0928 (Ext 2928) | 0409 479 285

Dr June Chen, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0619 (Ext 2619)

  • Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture
  • The MARCS Institute
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Dr Ruth Fernandes, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0889 (Ext 2889)

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Manijah Hakim, Research Development Officer
02 9678 7621 (Ext 7621)

  • Translational Health Research Institute
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Science and Health

Dr Jenny Horn, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0281 (Ext 2281)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • National Institute of Complementary Medicine
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Administrative Support:
Angela Theodorou
02 4736 0811 (Ext 2811)

Research Grants and Contracts (Post-award)

For general enquiries, please email postaward@westernsydney.edu.au

Tanya Barclay, Manager, Research Projects and Finance
02 9678 7180

Sue Atherton, Research Grants Officer
02 4736 0311 (Ext 2311)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • The MARCS Institute
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering

Moufid Atme, Research Grants Officer (Wed to Fri only)
02 4736 0881 (Ext 2881)

  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Science and Health

Andrea Kantek, Research Grants Officer (Mon to Thurs)
02 4736 0850 (Ext 2850)

  • School of Business
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • DVC – Academic – Research and Development – People and Advancement

Nick Drew, Research Contracts Officer
02 4736 0885 (Ext 2885)

Niru Ramananthan, Research Accountant
02 4736 0886 (Ext 2886)

Narelle Chambers, Grants Administration Officer
02 4736 0559 (Ext 2559)

Administrative Support:
Tracey Crofts
02 4736 0072 (Ext 2072)

REDI Business

For general enquiries, please email REDI@westernsydney.edu.au

Tim Horan, Business Development Manager
02 9685 9735 | 0414 948 174

Nathanael Small, Business Development Officer
02 9685 9405 | 0418 244 664

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Dr Michaela Tymichova, Business Development Officer
02 9685 9845 | 0405 504 313

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • School of Science and Health
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering

Dr AndrĂ© Urfer, Business Development Officer
02 9685 9742 | 0437 832 890

  • The MARCS Institute
  • School of Business
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Law

Business Development Officer (Position vacant)
Contact Tim Horan on 0414 948 174

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • National Institute of Complementary Medicine

Laura Robinson, Gateway Administrative and Project Officer
02 9683 8161 | 0417 347 604

Anne Elias, Project Officer
02 9678 7622

Sue Manning, Project Officer
02 9678 7079

Administrative Support:
Laura Robinson
02 9685 9800

Research Ethics and Integrity

Human Ethics

Merrilee Kessler, Human Ethics Officer
02 4736 0229 (Ext 2229)

Kimberley Ann Pangilinan, Human Ethics Officer
On Leave

To contact the Human Ethics team, please email humanethics@westernsydney.edu.au

Animal Ethics

To contact the Animal Ethics team, please email animalethics@westernsydney.edu.au

Biosafety and Radiation Safety

Graham Ramsay, Ethics Officer
02 4736 0884 (Ext 2884)

For biosafety and radiation safety enquiries, please email BiosafetyRadiation@westernsydney.edu.au

Administrative Support:
Alison Dayes
02 4736 0493 (Ext 2493)

Research Data

Gary Long, Research Systems Manager
02 4736 0888 (Ext 2888)

Sunil Chand, Research Systems and Reporting Officer 
02 4736 0846 (Ext 2846)

eResearch

Darren Gardner, Intersect eResearch Analyst
0450 878 300

Research Publications

The Library collects publications for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) (opens in a new window)

Publications are no longer collected for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) (opens in a new window)

For assistance, please contact your School Librarian or the Research Services Coordinator

Centralised Research Facilities

Murray Austin, Manager, Centralised Research Facilities
02 9678 7081 | 0404 495 471

For general enquiries please contact:
David Fraser, Research Facilities Officer
02 9678 7091

Advanced Materials Characterisation (AMC) Facility

Dr Richard Wuhrer, Research Manager
02 9685 9089 | 0411 877 476

Biomedical Magnetic Resonance (BMR) Facility

Dr Mikhail Zubkov, Facility Manager
02 4620 3738

Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility

Dr Anya Salih, Facility Manager
02 4570 1452

Mass Spectrometry Facility

Meena Mikhael, Facility Manager (Acting)
02 4620 3909 | 0409 819 361

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility

Dr Caroline Janitz, Facility Manager
02 4570 1809 | 0414 371 504

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) Facility

Dr Rong Liu, SIMS Scientist
02 4570 1394

For further information please see Centralised Research Facilities

Our Locations

Level G, Building BA
Penrith campus (Werrington South)
Great Western Highway
Werrington NSW 2747

River Cottage, Building EV
Parramatta South campus
Victoria Road
Parramatta NSW 2150

Postal Address

Western Sydney University
Research Engagement, Development and Innovation (REDI)
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751