Contact us

Executive Director

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)

Melanie Farmer
02 9678 7258 | 0481 545 200

Brooke Jim, Senior Administrative Officer (Monday to Thursday only)
02 9678 7094

Grants Services

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

Dr Hannah Hawkins, Manager, Grants Development
02 4736 0928 (Ext 2928) | 0431 110 420

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
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology

Manijah Hakim, Research Development Officer
02 9678 7621

  • Australia-China Institute for Arts & 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

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

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • The MARCS Institute
  • School of Built Environment
  • School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science

Business Services

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

Dr AndrĂ© Urfer, Industry Partnership 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, Gateway Project Officer (Monday to Thursday only)
02 9685 9800

Anne Elias, Project Officer
02 9678 7622

Sue Manning, Projects Officer
02 9678 7079

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • 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 Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering

Tracey Crofts, Projects Officer
02 4736 0072 (Ext 2072)

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Education

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

Nicola Blaxill, Research Grants and Finance Officer
02 4736 0811 (Ext 2811)

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

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

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

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

  • School of Built Environment
  • School of Business
  • School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Sciences
  • DVC – Academic – Research and Development – People and Advancement

Research Contracts Officer (Position vacant)
Please email ResearchContracts@westernsydney.edu.au

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

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

Evshen Okan, Ethics Education Officer
02 4736 0572 (Ext 2572)

Human Ethics

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

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

Administrative Support:
Jo Simmons
02 4736 0493 (Ext 2493)

Research Data

For general enquiries (including researcher report cards), please email REDIData@westernsydney.edu.au

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

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

Researcher Development

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

Judy Foster, Project Officer
02 9678 7419

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)

Centralised Research Facilities

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

For general enquiries please contact:
David Fraser, Research Facilities 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, Facility Manager
02 4620 3114

Greenhouse Facility

Ms Chelsea Maier, 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 Manager 
02 4620 3909 | 0409 819 361

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility

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

Microscopy and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry 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 Services 
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751