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Research Services Points of Contact Guide

The Points of Contact Guide has been designed to help you find the correct person or team to speak to about your specific query. If after using this guide you still don't know who to contact, please email research@westernsydney.edu.au

Starting point in the lifecycle of a Grant

Grants Services (Pre-Award)

  • CAT 1 and 2 Competitive Grant Submissions
  • Clearance Forms
  • 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

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

Grant to be setup in the Research Management System (RMS)

Research Support and Innovation Team

  • Allocation of project code
  • Setting up project in the Research Management System (RMS), including milestone reporting and invoicing schedule
  • Project not appearing on the Research Portal
  • First point of contact if you don’t know who to contact regarding your query
  • Contact the team at research@westernsydney.edu.au

Grant is setup and appearing on the Research Portal

Research Grants (Post Award)

  • Raising invoices, preparing financial acquittals
  • Submission of variation requests and End of Year reports for ARC and NHMRC
  • Contact the Grants Officers at postaward@westernsydney.edu.au

Ethics

Foreign Interference

Research Infrastructure

Research Analytics and Reporting

Other Divisions

Publications

Higher Degree Research (HDR) Candidates

Contacts

Executive Director

Dr Shantala Mohan, Executive Director, Research Services
02 4736 0581 (Ext 2581) | 0414 309 758

Ivanka Banach, Executive Assistant and Project Officer to the Executive Director
02 9678 7250

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Carrington, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0619 (Ext 2619)

  • Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Social Sciences

Business Services

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

Dr Dušan Milojevic, Manager, Industry Innovation & Partnerships
02 9685 9949 | 0400 084 768

Dr André Urfer, Industry Partnerships Adviser (STEM)
02 9685 9742 | 0437 832 890

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

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

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Transforming early Education and Child Health (TeEACH) Research Centre
  • Urban Transformations Research Centre
  • Young and Resilient Research Centre
  • Centre for Educational Research

Business Development Adviser (Health) (Position vacant)
02 9685 9845

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

Post Award, Data and Systems

Gary Long, Manager, Post Award, Data and Systems
02 4736 0888 (Ext 2888)

Research Grants (Post Award)

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

Rick Romero, Research Grants and Finance Officer
02 9852 5097

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • NICM Health Research Institute
  • School of Education

James Young, Research Grants and Finance Officer
02 4736 0811 (Ext 2811)

  • School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

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

  • Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture
  • Translational Health Research Institute
  • School of Business
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Sciences

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

  • The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Science

Research Contracts

Tara Faull, Research Contracts Coordinator
02 4736 0885 (Ext 2885)

Please email ResearchContracts@westernsydney.edu.au

Research Support and Innovation Team

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

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

Sue Manning, Senior Administrative Officer, Research
02 9678 7079

Linda Schotanus, Senior Administrative Officer, Research
02 4736 0072 (Ext 2072)

Karissa Costelo, Senior Administrative Officer, Research
02 4736 0311 (Ext 2311)

Stephanie Banach, Senior Administrative Officer, Research
02 9678 7180

Research Data and Systems (Analytics and Reporting)

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

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

Matthew Spencer, Research Application Administrator

Research Ethics and Integrity

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

Aagya Nepal, Ethics & Integrity Project Officer
02 4736 0229 (Ext 2229)

Joanna Nagabyrava, Project Support and Compliance Coordinator
02 4736 0341 (Ext 2341)

Craig Bromley, Senior Administrative Officer, Research

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

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

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

Foreign Interference

Matthew Hunter, International Relations Development Manager
02 9852 5388

Shaista Khan, International Relations Education and Communications Officer
02 4736 0631 (Ext 2631)

To contact the Foreign Interference team, please email DFATreporting@westernsydney.edu.au

Researcher Development

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

Research Impact

Katrina Trewin, Impact Officer
02 4736 0287 (Ext 2287)

eResearch

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

Research Publications

Please submit details of your publications to the University's Research Repository, ResearchDirect

For assistance, please contact your School Librarian or the Library’s Research Engagement Team

Research Infrastructure

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

Dr Juan Cooper, Senior Manager, Research Infrastructure
0432 695 960

Emma Rich, Research Facilities Administration Officer
02 9678 7091

Advanced Materials Characterisation (AMC) Facility

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

Biomedical Magnetic Resonance (BMR) Facility

Dr Scott Willis, Facility Research Manager
02 4620 3114

Greenhouse Research Education Training Facility (RETF)

Goran Lopaticki, Facility Manager, Greenhouse Research Education and Training Facility
02 4570 1944

Dr Wei Liang, Crop Coordinator, Greenhouse Research Education and Training Facility
02 4570 1946

Mass Spectrometry Facility

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

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility

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

For further information, please see Research Infrastructure

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

Research Services
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751