Mr Stephen Hannan

Mr Stephen Hannan

Executive Director, Research, Engagement, Development And Innovation,
Office Of Research, Engagement, Devpt & Innovation

Executive Director, Research, Development And Engagement,
Office Of Research, Engagement, Devpt & Innovation


Stephen Hannan is the Executive Director of Research Engagement, Development and Innovation (REDI) at Western Sydney University. He has extensive experience in research strategy, policy and performance, gained through 12 years at the University of Newcastle and two years at Western Sydney University.  During this time, Steve has held responsibility for a range of areas covering ERA, HERDC reporting, IT systems implementations, animal and human ethics, management of animal research facilities and was also seconded to the ARC to assist with the 2015 ERA assessment.

In his current role at Western Sydney University, Steve is responsible for a team offering the full range of research support functions covering pre and post award, scientific facilities, research systems and reporting, ethics and integrity, business development and commercialisation.  He is currently a co-convener of the ARMS Research Information Management Systems Special Interest Group, the ARMS representative on the ORCID Advisory Group and sits on the Business Council of Australia’s Innovation Nation Taskforce.

Prior to entering the higher education sector Mr Hannan worked across a number of differing fields covering defence, contract maintenance and aged care. He holds a Masters in Dispute Resolution and a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Management and Human Resource Management.

This information has been contributed by Mr Hannan.


  • AdvDipMgt The Austraining Business Institute
  • MDispRes University of Technology, Sydney
  • DipBus
  • Bachelor of Business University of Newcastle (NSW)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Office Of Research, Engagement, Devpt & Innovation
  • Office Of Research, Engagement, Devpt & Innovation


Phone: (02) 9852 5149
Mobile: 0408919670
Location: BA.G.16
Penrith (Werrington South)

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Journal Articles

  • Searles, A., Doran, C., Attia, J., Knight, D., Wiggers, J., Deeming, S., Mattes, J., Webb, B., Hannan, S., Ling, R., Edmunds, K., Reeves, P. and Nilsson, M. (2016), 'An approach to measuring and encouraging research translation and research impact', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol 14 .

Current Projects

Title: CAMERA: Combination antibiotic treatment for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia - a Randomised Controlled Trial [via Menzies School of Health Research - no funding to UWS]
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Stephen Hannan
Years: 2015-01-01 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00022858

Western Sydney University

Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751

Tel: +61 2 9852 5222

ABN 53 014 069 881
CRICOS Provider No: 00917k

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