Research and Innovation Office | Torrens University
We are a young private international university in an exciting phase of development and outstanding growth. To support high quality and impactful research and this extraordinary momentum and trajectory, we have brought together an entrepreneurial research leadership team to take us to the next level.

Research and Innovation Office

Established in 2021 and led by the Pro 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.

Research and Innovation Office | Torrens University
Professor Kerry London,
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research
Our Strategic Research plan is informed by our citizenship principles where we advocate using our institutions’ collective skills to create positive and lasting change towards a better world.

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.

kerry-london-research-staff-tua
Professor Kerry London
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research
 Executive Assistant & Research Administration Officer, Danielle Borroughs danielle.borroughs@torrens.edu.au
Guest speaker
Professor Ros Cameron
Director, Centre for Organisational Change and Agility (COCA)
coca@torrens.edu.au
Paul Ward | Torrens University
Professor Paul Ward
Centre Director, Centre for Public Health, Equity and Human Flourishing (PHEHF)
paul.ward@torrens.edu.au
Margee Hume | Torrens University
Professor Margee Hume
Associate Dean, Higher Degrees by Research Centre (HDR)
hdr@torrens.edu.au
Louise Townsend | Torrens University
Dr Louise Townsin
Manager, Research Management Services (RMS)
researchoffice@torrens.edu.au
Ali Mirjalili | Senior Learning Facilitator | Business Analytics | Torrens University
Professor Ali Mirjalili
Director, Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation (AIRO)
ali.mirjalili@torrens.edu.au

Craig McLachlan
Professor Craig McLachlan
Director, Centre for Healthy Futures (CHEF)
craig.mclachlan@torrens.edu.au

Clare Littleton | Torrens University
Dr Clare Littleton
Acting Deputy Director, Centre for Healthy Sustainable Development (CHSD)
clare.littleton@torrens.edu.au

John Glover | Research Institute PHIDU | Director
Professor John Glover
Director, Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU)
phidu@tua.edu.au

 

Research and Innovation Office staff roles

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Research
    Name Role
    Professor Kerry London Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Research and Innovation Office
    Danielle Borroughs Executive Assistant and 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)
    Dr Clare Littleton Acting Deputy Director, Centre for Sustainable Development (CHSD
    Professor John Glover Research Director, Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU)
    Sarah McDonald Deputy Director, 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)
    Matt Freeman Research Fellow (PHIDU)
    Dr Hailay Gesesew Senior Research Fellow (PHEHF)
    Dr Amy Li Senior Research Fellow (CHEF)
    Dr Jessie Li Research Fellow (CHEF)
    Dr Belinda Lunnay Research Fellow (PHEHF)
    Greg Lyle Research Fellow (PHIDU)
    Claire Marsh Research Fellow (PHIDU)
    Elissa Mortimer Research Fellow (PHEHF)
    Associate Professor Lillian Mwanri Associate Professor (PHEHF)
    Dr Zelinna Pablo Senior Research Fellow (CHSD)
    Kimberly Sobczak Research Fellow (PHIDU)
  • Research Officers
    Name Role
    Kay Govin Research Management Services
    Lauren Dougherty HDR Administration Officer, HDR Centre
    Josh Witham Research Management Services
    Suzette Rawady Research Management Services
  • Research Assistants
    Name Role
    Katherine Yuan Research Assistant (CHEF)
    Teresa Cheng Research Assistant (CHEF)
    Jairo Puerto Suarez Research Assistant (AIRO)

  • Non-Traditional Research
    Name Role
    Dr Fiona Chatteur Senior Learning Facilitator
Contact
Research Management Services
researchoffice@torrens.edu.au
Higher Degree by Research:
hdr@torrens.edu.au
Human Research Ethics:
ethics@torrens.edu.au
Research and Innovation Office | Torrens University
Learn more about our Research Strategy
Our research strategy advocates optimising the collective expertise of our researchers and responding to local and global issues.
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