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UTS Responsible Academic Officers

The following UTS staff have been appointed by the appropriate authority to act as Responsible Academic Officers (RAOs) in their faculty or unit. Deans and directors of centres/institutes do not need to be appointed as an RAO as their role includes RAO responsibilities (in line with Schedule 1, Student Rules).

To apply to be an RAO, or to appoint a staff member as an RAO, complete the Responsible Academic Officers: RAO application form (PDF) (Staff Connect).

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Ilaria Vanni Accarigi HDR Academic Coordinator Research, Graduate research 31 December 2020
Professor Noel Castree Associate Dean (Research) Coursework, Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Associate Professor Janet Currie Deputy Head of School, School of International Studies and Education Coursework Not applicable
Professor Mark Evans Head of School, Communication Coursework Not applicable
Mai Hansford Senior Lecturer, School of Communication Coursework Not applicable
Professor Lesley Harbon Head of School, School of International Studies and Education Coursework Not applicable
Associate Professor Nick Hopwood Associate Professor, Adult Learning and Applied Linguistics Program Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Associate Professor Andrew Hurley Deputy Head of School, School of International Studies and Education Coursework 01 July 2021
Professor Anthony (Tony) Macris Deputy Head of School, School of Communication Coursework, Misconduct 30 July 2020
Dr Alex Munt Academic Higher Degree by Research Coordinator Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Bhuva Narayan Senior Lecturer, IKM and Digital Studies Program Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Robert Sazdov Deputy Teaching and Learning Coordinator, School of Communication Coursework Not applicable

UTS Business School

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Mikhail Anufriev Head, Economics Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Professor Michelle Baddeley Associate Dean (Research and Development) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Associate Professor Bronwen Dalton Head, Management Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Professor Sara Denize Associate Dean (Education) Coursework Not applicable
Associate Professor David Goldbaum Higher Degree by Research Director Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Professor Isa Hafalir Deputy Head, Economics Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Dr Robyn Johns Deputy Head Management Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Professor David Michayluk Head, Finance Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Associate Professor Marco Navone Deputy Head, Finance Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Professor Carl Rhodes Deputy Dean Coursework Not applicable
Dr Geetanjali Saluja Associate Head Education Marketing Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Professor Leona Tam Associate Dean (International) Coursework Not applicable
Dr David Waller Head (acting), Marketing Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Dr Amanda White Deputy Head, Accounting Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable
Professor Sue Wright Head, Accounting Discipline Group Coursework Not applicable

Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Martin Bryant School of Architecture Misconduct Not applicable
Cherine Fahd Senior Lecturer, School of Design Misconduct Not applicable
Vince Mangioni Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) All Not applicable
Professor Heather MacDonald Deputy Dean All Not applicable
Dr Linda Matthews Lecturer, School of Architecture Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Charles Rice Associate Dean (Research) All Not applicable
Dr Donna Sgro Lecturer Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Song Shi Associate Professor, School of the Built Environment Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Kate Sweetapple Head of School, School of Design Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Luke Tipene Lecturer, School of Design Misconduct Not applicable

School of Architecture

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Francesca Hughes Head of School, Architecture Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Built Environment

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Alireza Ahmadian Fard Fini Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Michael Er Senior Lecturer, School of Built Environment Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Associate Professor Catherine Killen Head of School (Acting) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Design

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Catherine Anne Lockhart Senior Lecturer, Product Design Misconduct 21 December 2020

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Rob Jarman Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Jie Lu Associate Dean (Research Excellence) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Professor David McGloin Director of Research Programs Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Alan Sixsmith Director (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Biomedical Engineering

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Gyorgy Hutvagner Deputy Head of School (Research) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Associate Professor Nham Tran Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Hadi Khabbaz Deputy Head of School (Research) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Kirk Vessalas Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Computer Science

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Ling Chen Deputy Head of School (Research) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Professor Paul Kennedy Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Electrical and Data Engineering

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Mehran Abolhasan Deputy Head of School (Research) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Wayne Brookes Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Information, Systems and Modelling

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Eila Erfani Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct 31 December 2021
Associate Professor Andrea Trianni Deputy Head of School (Research) Research, Graduate research 31 December 2021

School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Tim Aubrey Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) (acting) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Teresa Vidal Calleja Deputy Head of School (Research) Research, Graduate research Not applicable

School of Professional Practice and Leadership

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Rene Leveaux Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Daniel Chandran Senior Lecturer All Not applicable
Professor Olivera Marjanovic Professor All Not applicable

Faculty of Health

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Debra Anderson Associate Dean (Research) All Not applicable
Dr Christine Catling Director of Studies, Midwifery Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Rob Duffield Director of Research Students Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Associate Professor Louise Hickman Director of Studies, Palliative Care Programs Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Lynn Sinclair Deputy Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Research, Misconduct, Coursework Not applicable

Clinical Psychology

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr David Berle Associate Professor (Research and Innovation) Research Not applicable
Dr Bethany Wootton Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

Genetic Counselling

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Chris Jacobs Senior Lecturer (Research and Innovation) Research Not applicable
Associate Professor Alison McEwen Head of Discipline, Genetic Counselling (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

Orthoptics

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Amanda French Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Mojtaba Golzan Senior Lecturer (Research and Innovation) Research Not applicable

Pharmacy

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Victoria Garcia Cardenas Senior Lecturer (Research and Innovation) Research Not applicable
Associate Professor Lisa Pont Associate Professor (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Kylie Williams Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

Physiotherapy

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Alana McCambridge Lecturer (Research and Innovation) Research Not applicable
Professor Arianne Verhagen Head of Discipline, Physiotherapy Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Christine Catling Director of Studies, Midwifery Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Allison Cummins HDR Coordinator Research 1 July 2022
Gail Forrest Director of Studies, Postgraduate Nursing Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Jacqui Pich Director of Studies, Curriculum & Student Matters Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones Head of School All Not applicable
Professor Amanda Wilson Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Jane Maguire Deputy Head of School (Research) Research Not applicable

School of Public Health

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Jon Adams Deputy Head of School (Research) Research Not applicable
Professor Andrew Hayen Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Professor David Sibbritt Head of School All Not applicable

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Rob Bower Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Aaron Coutts Head of School All Not applicable
Dr Job Fransen HDR Coordinator Research 01 July 2022
Associate Professor Mark Watsford Deputy Head of School (Research) Research Not applicable

Speech Pathology

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Emma Power Associate Professor (Teaching and Learning and Clinical) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Professor Bronwyn Hemsley Head of Discipline (Research and Innovation) Research Not applicable

Faculty of Law

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Isabella Alexander Director, Higher Degree Research Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Roberto Buonamano Lecturer Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Maxine Evers Associate Dean (Education) Coursework Not applicable
Francis Johns Lecturer (Director of Courses) Coursework Not applicable
Stuart Lowe Lecturer (Director of Students) Coursework Not applicable
Associate Professor Bronwyn Margaret Olliffe Director of Academic Programs Coursework Not applicable
Dr Allison Silink Director of Academic Programs Coursework Not applicable
Professor Anita Stuhmcke Associate Dean (Research) Research Not applicable

Faculty of Science

Engagement

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Jim Macnamara Deputy Dean All Not applicable
Professor Bradley Williams Associate Dean (External Engagement) Coursework Not applicable

International

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Jim Macnamara Deputy Dean All Not applicable
Professor Graham Nicholson Associate Dean (International) Coursework Not applicable

Research

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Alaina Ammit Associate Dean (Research) Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Professor Jim Macnamara Deputy Dean All Not applicable
Associate Professor Ken Rodgers Director Higher Degree Research Research, Graduate research Not applicable

Student Misconduct and Appeals

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Ashley Douglas Academic Integrity Officer Misconduct Not applicable

Teaching and Learning

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Jim Macnamara Deputy Dean Coursework Not applicable
Associate Professor Peter Meier Associate Dean (Education and Students) Coursework Not applicable
Dr Brad Murray Director of Undergraduate Programs Coursework Not applicable
Dr Bernadette Saunders Director of Postgraduate Coursework Programs Coursework Not applicable

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Coursework and research degrees

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Kees Dorst Professor All Not applicable
Professor Louise McWhinnie Dean All Not applicable

Coursework degrees

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Tony Huang Course Director, Data Science and Innovation Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Bem Le Hunte Associate Dean Teaching & Learning (Strategic) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable
Dr Tanja Golja Senior Lecturer Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Andrew Johnston Head of Discipline (Interaction Design) Misconduct Not applicable
Rodger Watson Course Director, Creative Intelligence & Strategic Innovation Misconduct Not applicable
Associate Professor Eng Hwa Yap Associate Dean Teaching & Learning (Operations) Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

Research degrees

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Associate Professor Martin James Bliemel Associate Dean Research Research, Misconduct, Graduate research Not applicable

Connected Intelligence Centre

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Dr Jane Hunter Senior Lecturer Research, Misconduct, Graduate research Not applicable
Dr Kirsty Kitto Senior Lecturer Research, Misconduct, Graduate research Not applicable
Simon Knight Senior Lecturer Research, Misconduct, Graduate research Not applicable

Institute for Public Policy and Governance

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Annette Cairnduff Deputy Director Coursework, Misconduct Not applicable

Institute for Sustainable Futures

RAO Position RAO for: End date
Professor Jason Prior Professor Research, Graduate research Not applicable
Professor Chris Riedy Professor Research, Graduate research Not applicable