Research and innovation leadership
Research and Innovation Office
Established in 2021 and led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, our Research and Innovation Office is a unique collective of our Research Centres and Units, the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Centre, and the Research Management Services Unit.
The leadership team are responsible for operationalising the research agenda, governance, management and the HDR programs.
We provide advice and support on Higher Degree Research candidature and scholarships, grant applications and administration, as well as funding, ethics and integrity, policy, and our Strategic Research Plan.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Research and Innovation Office leadership team
Meet outcome-focused researchers from Torrens University Australia, who are working to solve complex global problems and to propel innovation.
Research and Innovation Office staff roles
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Name Role Professor Kerry London Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Research and Innovation Office Danielle Borroughs Research Administration Officer
Research Centre Directors & Deputy Directors
Name Role Professor Paul Ward Research Director, Centre for Public Health Policy (PEHF) Professor Ali Mirjalili Research Director, Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation (AIRO) Professor Craig McLachlan Research Director, Centre for Healthy Futures (CHEF) Professor Ros Cameron Research Director, Centre for Organisational Change and Agility (COCA) Associate Professor Clare Littleton Acting Deputy Director, Centre for Sustainable Development (CHSD Professor John Glover Research Director, Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) Dr Sarah Baker Head of Research, Media Design School
Associate Dean Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) and HDR Candidate Manager
Name Role Professor Margee Hume Associate Dean Higher Degrees by Research Centre (HDR) Associate Professor Belinda Moloney Candidature Manager, (HDR)
Research Management Services Manager
Name Role Dr Louise Townsin Manager, Research Management Services (RMS)
Associate Professors, Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows
Name Role Dr Rachel Ambagtsheer Research Fellow (PHEHF) Dr Paul Aylward Senior Research Teaching Fellow (PHEHF) Dr Elsa Dent Senior Research Fellow (PHEHF) Dr Denise De Souza Research Fellow (CHSD) Dr Hailay Gesesew Senior Research Fellow (PHEHF) Associate Professor Amy Li Senior Research Fellow (CHEF) Dr Jessie Li Research Fellow (CHEF) Dr Belinda Lunnay Research Fellow (PHEHF) Dr Greg Lyle Research Fellow (PHIDU) Claire Marsh Research Fellow (PHIDU) Elissa Mortimer Research Fellow (PHEHF) Associate Professor Lillian Mwanri Associate Professor (PHEHF) Associate Professor Zelinna Pablo Senior Research Fellow (CHSD) Kimberly Sobczak Research Fellow (PHIDU) Sonyta Uch Research Fellow (PHIDU) Dr Deborah van Gaans Research Fellow (PHIDU) Kristin Brombal Research Fellow (PHIDU)
Name Role Josh Witham Pre-Award, Research Officer - Research Management Services Kay Govin Post-Award & Contract, Research Officer - Research Management Services Lauren Dougherty HDR Administration Officer, HDR Centre Suzette Rawady Human Research Ethics Officer, Research Management Services
Name Role Katherine Yuan Research Assistant (CHEF) Teresa Cheng Research Assistant (CHEF) Jairo Puerto Suarez Research Assistant (AIRO)
Name Role Dr Fiona Chatteur Senior Learning Facilitator