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.

Graduate Research School


Phone: +61 8 9266 3337


Mail: Curtin University GPO Box U1987 Perth, Western Australia, 6845

Visit: Building 101, Level 1, Perth Campus (entrance opposite Health Services).

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm

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
08 9266 1212
Curtin Law SchoolProfessor Helen 9266 5620
School of Economics and FinanceProfessor Ruhul 9266 4577
School of MarketingAssociate Professor Min
08 9266 4348
School of ManagementDr Sharyn
08 9266 4915
*Doctor of Business AdministrationDr Dorothy Wardale (DBA coordinator) 9266 3237

Faculty of Health Sciences

SchoolDirector of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
National Drug Research InstituteAssociate Professor Nyanda 9266 1602
School of Nursing, Midwifery and ParamedicineAssociate Professor Karen 9266 2090
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech PathologyAssociate Professor Suze 9266 7620
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical SciencesAssociate Professor Cyril 9266 7517
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise ScienceDr Kylie 9266 2774
School of PsychologyAssociate Professor Lauren 9266 7943
School of Public HealthAssociate Professor Jonine 9266 3807
Curtin Medical SchoolDr Sally 9266 3046

Faculty of Humanities

School Director of Graduate ResearchEmailPhone Number
Centre for Aboriginal StudiesAssociate Professor Marion 9266 1859
School of Design and Built EnvironmentDr Mohammad 9266 1999
School of EducationProfessor John 9266 5814
School of Media, Creative Arts and Social InquiryDr Robert 9266 4795

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 SciencesDr Franca 9266 7677
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: