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Responsible Academic Officers

Responsible Academic Officer (RAO) appointments as at 7 March 2018 are listed below. See also: Responsibilities of Responsible Academic Officers

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Coursework and research degrees

Professor Maryanne Dever, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Professor Alan McKee, Associate Dean (Research and Development)

Professor Mary Spongberg, Dean

Coursework degrees

Professor Mark Evans, Head of School, Communication

Mai Hansford, Senior Lecturer

Professor Lesley Harbon, Head of School, International Studies and acting Head of School, Education

Research degrees

Professor Sandra Schuck, Director, Research Training

UTS Business School

Coursework and research degrees

Professor Tracy Taylor, Deputy Dean

Coursework degrees

Professor Mikhail Anufriev, Head of Economics Discipline Group

Professor Martin Bugeja, Head of Accounting Discipline Group

Associate Professor Christine Burton, Associate Dean, Education (Coursework programs)

Professor David Michayluk, Head Finance Discipline Group

Professor Carl Rhodes, Head Management Discipline Group

Research degrees

Associate Professor Deborah Edwards, Director (Postgraduate Research)

Professor Ashish Sinha, Associate Dean (Research and Development)

Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building

Professor Martin Bryant, Head of School, Architecture

Professor Anthony Burke, Associate Dean (International and External Engagement)

Cherine Fahd, School of Design (RAO for Misconduct)

Associate Professor Julie Jupp, School of the Built Environment (RAO for Misconduct)

Professor Heather MacDonald, Head of School, Built Environment

Associate Professor Vince Mangioni, School of the Built Environment (RAO for Misconduct)

Dr Linda Matthews, School of Architecture (RAO for Misconduct)

Professor Elizabeth Mossop, Dean

Gavin Perin, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Professor Charles Rice, Associate Dean (Research)

Associate Professor Roberta Ryan (Institute for Public Policy and Governance)

Associate Professor Kate Sweetapple, Head of School, Design

Associate Professor Leena Thomas, School of Architecture (RAO for Misconduct)

Luke Tipene, School of Design (RAO for Misconduct)

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Ravindra Bagia, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Systems, Management and Leadership

Professor Ian Burnett, Dean

Associate Professor Rob Jarman, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Dr Sam Ferguson, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Software

Professor Jie Lu, Associate Dean (Research Excellence)

Dr Peter McLean, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Dr Julia Prior, Director, Engagement (Teaching and Learning)

Dr Alan Sixsmith, Director (Teaching and Learning)

Dr Nham Tran, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Biomedical Engineering

Dr Kirk Vessalas, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor Qiang Wu, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Electrical and Data Engineering

Faculty of Health

Dr Rob Bower, Director of Studies, Sport and Exercise Science (RAO for Misconduct)

Professor Fiona Brooks, Associate Dean (Research)

Dr Christine Catling, Director of Studies, Midwifery (RAO for Misconduct)

Professor John Daly, Dean

Dr Deborah Debono, Director of Studies, Health Services Management (RAO for Misconduct)

Associate Professor Rob Duffield, Director, Research Students

Professor Joanne Gray, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) (Teaching and Learning and Coursework Students)

Professor Andrew Hayen, Director of Studies, Public Health (RAO for Misconduct)

Dr Jo Lewis, Director of Studies, Health Studies (RAO for Misconduct)

Dr Lynn Sinclair, Director of Studies, Postgraduate Nursing (RAO for Misconduct)

Associate Professor Alex Wang, Director of Research Studies

Aileen Wyllie, Director, Undergraduate Nursing and Alternate Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Faculty of Law

Associate Professor Isabella Alexander, Director (Higher Degree Research Students)

Maxine Evers, Associate Dean (Education)

Associate Professor Colin Hawes, Director, Courses

Professor Lesley Hitchens, Dean

Francis Johns, Director, Students

Lesley Townsley, Student Misconduct Officer

Faculty of Science

Professor Alaina Ammit, Associate Dean (Research) alternate: Dr Hui Chen or Professor William Gladstone, interim Dean

Dr Renee Dowse, Student Misconduct and Appeals

Associate Professor Peter Meier, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning); alternate: Associate Professor Bronwyn O’Brien, Dr Bernadette Saunders or Professor William Gladstone, interim Dean

Professor Graham Nicholson, Associate Dean (International and External Engagement); alternate: Professor William Gladstone, interim Dean

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Professor Louise McWhinnie

Associate Professor Alison Beavis

Professor Kees Dorst

Graduate School of Health

Clinical Psychology

Professor Ian Kneebone, Head of Discipline (Research and Innovation)

Dr John McAloon, Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Learning)

Alice Shires, Psychology Clinic Director / Senior Lecturer (Clinical)


Michelle Courtney-Harris, Associate Lecturer (Clinical)

Amanda French, Lecturer (Teaching and Learning)

Dr Mojtaba Golzan, NHMRC Research Fellow — Vision Sciences (Research and Innovation)


Associate Professor Beata Bajorek, Associate Professor (Clinical and International)

Associate Professor Mary Bebawy, Director of Research and Innovation (Research and Innovation)

Professor Kylie Williams, Head of Discipline (Teaching and Learning)


Rachel Crawford, Clinical Education Manager (Clinical)

Dr Michel Lee, Senior Lecturer (Research and Innovation)

Connected Intelligence Centre

Dr Kirsty Kitto, Senior Lecturer

Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Research Fellow

Professor Simon Buckingham Shum, Director

Institute for Sustainable Futures

Associate Professor Jason Prior

Professor Chris Riedy