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.

Contact the Graduate Research School

Contact the Graduate Research School:

Phone: +61 8 9266 3337


Visit: Building 101, Level 1, Perth Campus. Please use the wall mounted phone to contact us.

Mail: Curtin University GPO Box U1987 6845

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Help claiming HDR travel and research support funds

If you have any problems claiming travel or support funds as a higher degree by research student, please contact the Concur Helpdesk:


Phone: +61 8 9266 2319

Find out more about travel and research support funds.

HDR training, workshops and placements

For training and development opportunities for higher degree by research students and supervisors, please contact Tania Lerch:


Phone: +61 8 9266 4366

For internships and industry placements during your studies, please contact Katie Flanagan:


Phone: +61 8 9266 4248

Find a supervisor

Before you apply for an HDR program, you're encouraged to find a supervisor to discuss your research proposal.

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 Harj 9266 7904
Curtin Law SchoolProfessor Helen 9266 5620
School of Economics and FinanceProfessor Ruhul 9266 4577
School of MarketingDr Min 9266 4348
School of ManagementAssociate Professor Paul 9266 9666
*Doctor of Business AdministrationDr Russel Kingshott (DBA coordinator) 9266 5732

Faculty of Health Sciences

SchoolDirector of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
National Drug Research InstituteAssociate Professor Nyanda 9266 1602
School of Nursing, Midwifery and ParamedicineProfessor Gavin 9266 2070
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech PathologyAssociate Professor Robyn 9266 2756
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical SciencesAssociate Professor Cyril 9266 7517
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise ScienceAssociate Professor Kathy 9266 3666
School of PsychologyAssociate Professor Moira O' 9266 3450
School of Public HealthAssociate Professor Jonine 9266 3807

Faculty of Humanities

School Director of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
Centre for Aboriginal StudiesAssociate Professor Marion 9266 1859
School of Design and Built EnvironmentDr Annette 9266 7855
School of EducationProfessor John 9266 5814
School of Media, Creative Arts and Social InquiryDr Susanna 9266 2823

Faculty of Science and Engineering

SchoolDirector of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
School of Earth and Planetary SciencesAssociate Professor Ahmed 9266 3403
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical SciencesProfessor Ba Tuong 9266 3849
School of Molecular and Life SciencesProfessor Damien 9266 9735
WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical EngineeringDr Hussein 9266 9893
School of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringDr Ranjan 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: