Contact us


Pro Vice-Chancellor Research

Professor Kevin Dunn, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research

Ivanka Banach, Executive Assistant and Project Officer 02 9678 7250

Craig Bromley, Senior Administrative Officer 02 4736 0895 (Ext 2895)

Grants Services

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

Manijah Hakim, Manager, Grants Development (Acting)
02 9678 7621 (Ext 7621)

Dr Ben Dowswell, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0889 (Ext 2889)

  • NICM Health Research Institute
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Translational Health Research Institute

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

  • Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Sciences

Dr Jodie Narayan, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0281 (Ext 2281)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

Dr Uli Wagner, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0619 (Ext 2619)

  • School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment
  • School of Science

Business Services

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

Dr Dusan Milojevic, Manager, Industry Innovation & Partnerships

Dr AndrĂ© Urfer, Industry Partnerships Adviser
02 9685 9742 | 0437 832 890

  • The MARCS Institute
  • NICM Health Research Institute
  • Translational Health Research Institute (THRI)
  • School of Built Environment
  • School of Business
  • School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering

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

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

Business Development Adviser (Position vacant)
02 9685 9845

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Science

Laura Robinson, Senior Administrative Officer (Monday to Thursday only)
02 9685 9800

Sue Manning, Projects Officer
02 9678 7079

Research Grants and Contracts (Post-award)

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

Moufid Atme, Research Grants Officer (Wednesday to Friday only)
02 4736 0881 (Ext 2881)

Andrea Kantek, Research Grants Officer (Monday to Thursday only)
02 4736 0850 (Ext 2850)

Tara Faull, Research Contracts Officer 
Please email ResearchContracts@westernsydney.edu.au

Karissa Costelo, Research Project Assistant
02 4736 0311 (Ext 2311)

Research Integrity and Ethics

Dr Shantala Mohan, Director, Research Impact and Integrity
02 4736 0581 (Ext 2581) | 0414 309 758

Matthew Hunter, International Relations Development Manager

Human Ethics

Tracy Mills, Human Ethics Officer
02 4736 0278 (Ext 2278)

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

David Cheng, Ethics Officer
02 4736 0884 (Ext 2884)

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

Research Data

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

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

Alison Dayes, Research Data Officer
02 9852 5382 (Ext: 5382)

Sunil Chand, Coordinator - Systems, Process Enhancement and Innovation
02 4736 0846 (Ext 2846)

Researcher Development

For enquiries regarding the University's Researcher Development Program, please email ResearcherDevelopment@westernsydney.edu.au

eResearch

Dr Jeff Wang, Intersect eResearch Analyst
02 4620 3952 | 0456 269 623

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 Library’s Research Engagement Team

Further information is available on the Library website (opens in a new window)

Research Infrastructure

Dr Juan Cooper, Senior Manager, Centralised Research Facilities
02 9678 7081 | 0432 695 960

For general enquiries please contact:
Emma Rich, Research Facilities Administration Officer
02 9678 7091

Advanced Materials Characterisation (AMC) Facility

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

Biomedical Magnetic Resonance (BMR) Facility

Dr Scott Willis, BMR Research Manager
02 4620 3114

Greenhouse Research Education Training Facility

Goran Lopaticki, Facility Coordinator
02 4570 1944

Dr Wei Liang, Senior Technical Officer (Crop Management)
02 4570 1946 | 0401 689 757

Mass Spectrometry Facility

Meena Mikhael, Facility Research Manager 
02 4620 3909 | 0409 819 361

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility

Dr Caroline Janitz, Facility Manager
02 4570 1809 | 0405 396 555

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 Services 
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751


Research Services Points of Contact Guide

Starting point in the lifecycle of a Grant

Pre-Award Research Services

  • Clearance Forms
  • CAT 1 and 2 Competitive Grant Submissions
  • Proposal / Budget Development
  • A copy of the final application (particularly if the grant has been awarded)
  • Contact the Research Development Officers at GrantsServices@westernsydney.edu.au

Business Services

  • Clearance Forms
  • CAT 2-4 Grant Submissions (Tenders, EOIs, RFQs, RFPs etc)
  • Proposal / Budget / Contract (initial review) Development, Intellectual Property advice.
  • Contact the Business Development Officers at BusinessServices@westernsydney.edu.au

Grant to be setup into the RMS

Research Support and Innovation Team

  • Allocation of project code
  • Setting up project in RMS including milestone reporting and invoicing schedule.
  • Raising first invoice (assuming it is upon execution of contract)
  • Project not appearing on the Research Portal
  • First point of contact if you don’t know who to contact regarding your query
  • Contact the Senior Administrative Officers at  research@westernsydney.edu.au

Grant is setup and appearing on Research Portal

Post Award

  • Checking milestone / payment schedule (if an invoice has been raised), preparing acquittals
  • Extension requests and contact with government agencies (e.g. ARC) and Industry Partners
  • Contact the Grants Officers on postaward@westernsydney.edu.au

Ethics

Human Ethics Team: HumanEthics@westernsydney.edu.au

Animal Ethics Team: AnimalEthics@westernsydney.edu.au

Biosafety and Radiation Team: BioSafetyRadiation@westernsydney.edu.au

Foreign Interference

Foreign Interference Team: DFATreporting@westernsydney.edu.au

Facilities

Research Facilities Team: researchfacilities@westernsydney.edu.au

Research Analytics and Reporting

Data and analytical enquiries can be directed to researchdata@westernsydney.edu.au

Reports published on the Research Portal

Other Divisions

Publications

Library Scholarly Collection Team: lib-research@westernsydney.edu.au

Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student

Graduate Research School: grs.enquiries@westernsydney.edu.au

HDR Scholarships: grs.scholarships@westernsydney.edu.au