REDI Contacts

Executive Director

Steve Hannan
02 9852 5149 | 0408 919 670

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

REDI Research

For general enquiries, please email ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au or call RDO Central on 02 9678 7300

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 Medicine
  • School of Health Sciences*

Manijah Hakim, Research Development Officer
02 9678 7621 (Ext 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 Gurvinder Kaur, Research Development Officer
02 4736 0619 (Ext 2619)

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

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

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • The MARCS Institute
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology*

*Important: The REDI RDO portfolios have been amended to ensure a smooth transition to the new academic structure and formation of the new schools that will formally take effect on 1 January 2020. Researchers from the School of Science and Health, School of Social Sciences and Psychology and School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics should now contact the RDO for the school they will join under the new academic structure.

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
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering
  • School of Education

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

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

Andrea Kantek, Research Grants Officer (Monday to Thursday only)
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 Administrative Officer
02 4736 0559 (Ext 2559)

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

REDI Business

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

Dr AndrĂ© Urfer, Business Development Manager (Acting)
02 9685 9742 | 0437 832 890

  • The MARCS Institute
  • NICM Health Research Institute
  • Translational Health Research Institute (THRI)
  • School of Business
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering
  • School of Medicine

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 Social Sciences and Psychology

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

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

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 Business
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Science and Health
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology
  • Centre for Infrastructure Engineering

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

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • School of Education

Research Integrity and Ethics

Dr Shantala Mohan, Director, Research Impact and Integrity
02 4736 0581 | 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)

Charu Goyal, Research Data Officer
02 9852 5308

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 Research Services Coordinator

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

Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility

Dr Anya Salih, Facility Manager
02 4570 1452

Greenhouse Facility

Mr Goran Lopaticki, Senior Technical Officer (Operations)
02 4570 1944 | 0423 730 129

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

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 | 0405 396 555

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