Our people

DVC (Research, Development and Industry)

Professor Michael Friend was seconded to the position of Acting PVC, Global Engagement (Research and Partnerships) in October 2018. Michael has extensive international experience, having undertaken research in the UK and USA, and collaborated with researchers and educators from across the globe.  Michael is passionate about strengthening the University’s existing partnerships in education and research, and developing new partnerships.

Director, Research Services and Dean of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor Jason White has over 20 years of experience in research at a number of different institutes and most recently as an Associate Professor with the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne.

Staff, Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies

View our staff within the Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies and email them directly.

Sub-Deans Graduate Studies

Our Sub-Deans Graduate Studies represent our three faculties at Charles Sturt University. Find out more about their history and responsibilities.

Associate Deans (Research)

Our Associate Deans are responsible for working with the Directors of Research Centres, Research Groups, and School Committees to enhance research culture, grant applications, and research outputs.


The Research Committee is a sub-committee of Academic Senate and provides advice and recommendations in relation to research and research training at Charles Sturt University.

Research Centre Directors

Our Research Centre Directors are responsible for managing the Centre in which they are associated.  They work closely with other Directors, the Sub and Associate Deans, the Research Office and represent external committees.