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

Education Leader
Dr Joshua Lobb

Research Leader
Associate Professor Brian Yecies (acting until August 2022)
Guy Davidson (acting after August 2022)

Bachelor of Creative Arts/Bachelor of Performance and Theatre Academic Program Director
Dr Joshua Lobb

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

Creative Industries (Discipline leader)
Dr Nicola Evans

English and Creative Writing (Discipline leader)
Associate Professor Cath McKinnnon

 

Creative Arts Core (Discipline Advisor)
Dr Lucas Ihlein

Journalism (Discipline Advisor)
Dr Shawn Burns

Music (Discipline Advisor)
Dr Terumi Narushima

Performance and Theatre (Discipline Advisor)
Dr Tim Maddock

Visual Communication and Design (Discipline Advisor)
Jo Stirling

Visual Arts (Discipline Advisor)
Dr Agnieszka Golda (Acting)

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

Primary Course Advisor (Yr 3-4)
Paul Gardiner

Health and Physical Education Academic Program Director
Dr Greg Forrest

Science and Mathematics Education Academic Program Director
Helen Georgiou

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Associate Professor Steven Howard
Dr Rachel Jones

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

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

MTeach-Primary and Secondary Education Academic Program Director (regional campuses)
Dr Susan Duchesne

Postgraduate Coursework
Dr Amanda Baker

Academic Program Director
Dr Chris Brennan-Horley

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Thomas Birtchnell

Undergraduate Public Health Academic Program Director
Dr Delia Rambaldini-Gooding

Postgraduate Public Health Academic Program Director
Professor Lisa Smithers

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

Higher Degree Research Coordinator
Head of Postgraduate Studies

Associate Professor Lynne Keevers and Associate Professor Lyn Phillipson  

Undergraduate Social Work Academic Program Director
Dr Julaine Allan

Postgraduate Social Work Academic Program Director
Dr Mim Fox

Undergraduate Work Health and Safety/Occupational Health and Safety Academic Program Director
Dr Emmanuel Boateng

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

Head of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Alison Moore

Bachelor of Arts (Academic Program Director)
Associate Professor Ika Willis

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
(Academic Program Director)
Dr Patrick McGivern

Master of International Relations
Bachelor of International Studies
(Academic Program Director)
Associate Professor Phil Orchard

History (Discipline leader)
Dr Claire Lowrie

Philosophy (Discipline leader)
Dr Patrick McGivern

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

Politics & International Studies (Discipline leader)
Associate Professor Phil Orchard

Languages & Linguistics (Discipline leader)
Dr Xiaoping Gao

Academic Program Director
Dr Michael Kirchhoff

Head of Research
Dr Glenda Satne

Head of Postgraduate Studies and Honours Coordinator
Dr Talia Morag

Academic Integrity Officer
Dr Elena Walsh

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
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