Our people

DVC (Research, Development and Industry)

Professor Mary Kelly was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (DVC RDI) in June 2015. Before taking up this position, Professor Kelly was Director, Major Grants and External Links at CSU.

PVC Global Engagement (Research and Partnerships)

Professor Heather Cavanagh was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (PVC GE) in July 2017. Before taking up this position, Professor Cavanagh was PVC International and held senior roles in the Faculty of Science at CSU.

Director, Research Office

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, Research Office

View our staff within the Research Office and email them directly.

Sub-Deans (Graduate Studies)

Our Sub-Deans (Grade Studies) represent our three faculties at CSU. 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 CSU.

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.