Key Academic contacts

Do you need assistance?

Your first step in getting great advice is to contact Student Central.

If your enquiry is related to a specific subject, please contact the subject coordinator. Subject coordinators are listed on the subject Moodle site or via your timetable in SOLS.

More specialist degree advice can be given by our Academic Program Directors and Discipline leaders listed below.

Academic Program Directors and Discipline leaders are academic staff members who can provide strategic leadership for one or more UOW coursework programs, and who takes ultimate responsibility for key areas of the course design and course performance.

Key Academic contacts by school

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Margaret Hamilton

Research Leader
Guy Davidson (acting)

Contemporary Arts (Discipline leader)
Guy Freer (ongoing) 
Guy is currently acting as Deputy Head of School, in the meantime please contact your discipline advisor

  • Discipline Advisor for Music Terumi Narushima
  • Discipline Advisor for Visual Arts Teo Treloar
  • Discipline Advisor for Performance and Theatre Tim Maddock

Creative Industries (Discipline leader)
Dr Teodor Mitew

English and Creative Writing (Discipline leader)

Cath McKinnon

Bachelor of Creative Arts/ Bachelor of Performance and Theatre Academic Program Director
Lucas Ihlein (acting)

Bachelor of Communications and Media/ Bachelor of Journalism Academic Program Director
Dr Christopher Moore

Primary Education Academic Program Director
Dr Ken Cliff

Primary Course Advisor (Yr 1-2)
Associate Professor Michelle Eady

Primary Course Advisor (Yr 3-4)
Dr Ken Cliff

Health and Physical Education Academic Program Director
Dr Greg Forrest

Science and Mathematics Education Academic Program Director
Dr Peter Andersen

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Associate Professor Steven Howard

Early Years Education Academic Program Director
Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett

MTeach-Primary Education Academic Program Director
Dr Kellie Buckley-Walker

MTeach-Secondary Education Academic Program Director
Ms Amy Tsiorvas

Postgraduate Coursework
Dr Amanda Baker

School of Geography and Sustainable Communities Academic Program Director
Dr Chris Brennan-Horley

Undergraduate Public Health Academic Program Director
Dr Kishan Kariippanon

Postgraduate Public Health Academic Program Director
Dr Hassan Hosseinzadeh

Bachelor of Social Science Academic Program Director
Dr Delia Rambaldini-Gooding

Higher Degree Research Coordinator
Head of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Anne-Maree Parrish and Lynne Keevers 

Undergraduate Social Work Academic Program Director
Julaine Allan

Postgraduate Social Work Academic Program Director
Dr Mim Fox

Postgraduate Work Health and Safety/Occupational Health and Safety Academic Program Director
Jane Whitelaw

Undergraduate Work Health and Safety/Occupational Health and Safety Academic Program Director
Jen Hines

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Jane Carey

History (Discipline leader)
Associate Professor Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Philosophy (Discipline leader)
Dr Patrick McGivern

Sociology (Discipline leader)
Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Science & Technology Studies and Environmental Humanities (Discipline leader)
Dr Andrew Whelan

Politics & International Studies (Discipline leader)
Dr Marcelo Svirsky

Languages & Linguistics (Discipline leader)
Dr Xiaoping Gao

100 Level Coordinator
Dr Tracey Woolrych

200 Level Coordinator
Dr Harry Hill

300 Level Coordinator
Associate Professor Adam Clarke

400 Level Coordinator (Honours)
Dr Samantha Reis

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Associate Professor Stephen Palmisano

Deputy Head of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Sebastien Miellet

Director of Professional and Clinical Psychology Training
Vida Bliokas

Singapore Program Director
Dr Simone Favelle