Contacts and help for research students

The Graduate Research School can assist you with the administrative processes relating to your admission, academic progression, HDR scholarships and thesis submissions for your research degree.


Help from your enrolling school

Each school has a Director of Graduate Research (DGR) who oversees the management of HDR programs in schools. While most issues should be discussed with your supervisor in the first instance, the DGR is also here to assist you.

Directors of Graduate Research

Faculty of Business and Law

SchoolDirector of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
School of AccountingDr Lien DuongL.Duong@curtin.edu.au
08 9266 1212
Curtin Law SchoolProfessor Helen HodgsonLAWHDR@curtin.edu.au08 9266 5620
School of Economics and FinanceProfessor Ruhul SalimRuhul.Salim@cbs.curtin.edu.au08 9266 4577
School of MarketingAssociate Professor Min TeahMKTG.HDR@curtin.edu.au
08 9266 4348
School of ManagementAssociate Professor Paul AlexanderMAN_DirectorGradResearch@curtin.edu.au
08 9266 9666
*Doctor of Business AdministrationDr Russel Kingshott (DBA coordinator)R.Kingshott@curtin.edu.au08 9266 5732

Faculty of Health Sciences

SchoolDirector of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
National Drug Research InstituteAssociate Professor Nyanda McBrideN.McBride@curtin.edu.au08 9266 1602
School of Nursing, Midwifery and ParamedicineAssociate Professor Karen HeslopK.Heslop@curtin.edu.au08 9266 2090
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech PathologyAssociate Professor Suze LeitaoS.Leitao@curtin.edu.au08 9266 7620
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical SciencesAssociate Professor Cyril MamotteC.Mamotte@curtin.edu.au08 9266 7517
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise ScienceAssociate Professor Kathy BriffaSpes.dgr@curtin.edu.au08 9266 3666
School of PsychologyAssociate Professor Lauren BreenLauren.Breen@curtin.edu.au08 9266 7943
School of Public HealthAssociate Professor Jonine JanceyPublicHealthResearch@curtin.edu.au08 9266 3807
Curtin Medical SchoolDr Sally KilburnSally.Kilburn@curtin.edu.au08 9266 3046

Faculty of Humanities

School Director of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
Centre for Aboriginal StudiesAssociate Professor Marion KickettMarion.Kickett@curtin.edu.au08 9266 1859
School of Design and Built EnvironmentDr Diana MacCallumDBE_HDR@curtin.edu.au08 9266 7313
School of EducationProfessor John WilliamsHUM-ED-HDR@curtin.edu.au08 9266 5814
School of Media, Creative Arts and Social InquiryDr Susanna CastledenMCASIHDRSupport@curtin.edu.au08 9266 2823

Faculty of Science and Engineering

SchoolDirector of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
School of Earth and Planetary SciencesAssociate Professor Ahmed El-MowafyEPS.DGR@curtin.edu.au08 9266 3403
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical SciencesProfessor Ba Tuong VoEECMS.Admin@curtin.edu.au08 9266 3849
School of Molecular and Life SciencesProfessor Damien ArriganMLSDirGradRes@curtin.edu.au08 9266 9735
WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical EngineeringDr Hussein ZnadWASM-MECE.DGR@curtin.edu.au08 9266 9893
School of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringDr Ranjan SarukkaligeCME-DGR@curtin.edu.au08 9266 3530

Other support

If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or supervisor, or you need some advice external to your Thesis Committee, please contact your school’s Director of Graduate Research, the Graduate Research School, or our student support services: