University-wide research contacts

Find your faculty's local grants coordinators, research managers, agreement administrators, publications coordinators and commercial engagement contacts on your Faculty's research funding contacts page.

Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) contacts.

  • Major Initiatives

    All queries and communications can be directed to ric-majorinitiatives@unimelb.edu.au.

    All ARC LIEF related queries and communications can be directed to arc-lief@unimelb.edu.au

    NameRolePhone
    Renae Carolin Manager, Major Initiatives +61 3 8344 2039
    Anita Vecchies Team Leader, Research Initiatives +61 3 8344 2054
    Gabrielle CallanderTeam Leader, Research Infrastructure and Strategy Support+61 3 8344 8830
    Sam Poynter Research Infrastructure Project Officer +61 3 9035 6925
    Michelle Kendall Senior Major Initiatives Officer +61 3 8344 4385
    Melanie HorderSenior Major Initiatives Officer+61 3 9035 8379
    Gary Nguyen Major Initiatives Officer +61 3 8344 8365
    Gavan Holloway Major Initiatives Officer +61 3 8344 3954
    Lishia Singh Major Initiatives Officer+61 3 8344 2818

  • RIC Contracts Team


    For initial or general enquiries, please write to ric-contracts@unimelb.edu.au

    Contracts Team
    Shaun Blacker
    Manager, Research Contracts 
    +61 3 9035 3384
    Senior Contracts Officers
    Ms Kristin Williams
    Senior Agreements Advisor
    +61 3 9035 5813
    Laura Arfi 
    Senior Contracts Officer (MDHS & FVAS)
    +61 3 8344 8557
    Benjamin Dendle
    Contracts Lead (HASS) & Team Leader
    +61 3 8344 6643
    Toby Sterling 
    Senior Contracts Officer (Science & ABP)
    +61 3 8344 5720
    Sam Hatfield
    Senior Contracts Officer (MSE)
    +61 3 8344 3516
    Contracts Officers
    Hadar Kotler +61 3 8344 8489
    Mon, Tues , Thur
    Matt Gotch +61 3 8344 9203
    Zac Cooper +61 3 8344 3970
    Henry Dow +61 3 8344 4228
    Dineli Ranaraja-Ranasinghe   
    Project Set-up (Themis)
    Christine James
    Team Leader
    +61 3 8344 6528
    Angela Khoury
    Contracts Officer UOMC
    +61 3 9035 4099
    Mon, Wed, Thur
    Marianne Botros
    Contracts Officer UOMC & Themis
    +61 3 9035 3006
    Hass Rathnasekara
    Contracts Officer Themis
    +61 3 8344 8712
    Stefan Hristovski
    Contracts Officer Themis
    +61 3 8344 4761
    Assistant Contracts Officers
    Benjamin Carr +61 3 8344 4761
    Phoebe Lim +61 3 9035 3030
    Tues, Wed, Thurs
    Sophie-Isabella Chalet  +61 3 8344 6319
    Wed, Thurs, Fri
    Joseph Huntley  +61 3 90359844
    Mon, Wed,Thurs
    Nick Parry-Jones +61 3 8344 4761
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
    Leonard Krasny +61 3 90356773
    Mon, Tues, Wed
    Josh Ryan +61 3 8345 8574
    Mon, Wed, Thurs

  • ARC, Philanthropic, Primary Industries and Internal (APPII) Grants

    ARC grants (Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, DECRA, Linkage and Future Fellowship), Philanthropic, Primary Industry and Internal Grants  For ARC, Internal Grants and other Australian grant scheme information please refer to scheme pages

    DetailsEmail
    ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Future Fellowships and Discovery Indigenous ric-arcdiscovery@unimelb.edu.au
    ARC DECRA ric-arcdecra@unimelb.edu.au
    ARC Linkage Projects ric-arclinkage@unimelb.edu.au
    ARC Progress and Final reports ric-arcreporting@unimelb.edu.au
    Philanthropic Grants ric-philanthropicgrants@unimelb.edu.au
    Primary Industry Grants ric-primaryindustrygrants@unimelb.edu.au
    Internal Grants (except McKenzie Fellowships) ric-internalgrants@unimelb.edu.au
    McKenzie Fellowship Internal Grants mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au
    NameRoleContact
    Leah Mount Manager, Research Grants (Tue, Wed & Thu) +61 3 8344 2012
    Angela Baklavas Team Leader, Research Grants +61 3 8344 2018
    Elizabeth Morfe Senior Grants Officer +61 3 8344 2064
    Annabel Cookson Grants Officer +61 3 8344 2061
    Veronica Loew Grants Officer +61 3 8344 8236
    Carina Nandlal Grants Officer (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) +61 3 8344 1761      
    Kristie Jackson Grants Officer (Tuesday and Thursday)+61 3 9035 4725
    Alvin WongGrants Officer+61 3 8344 9352
    Lyndal Nicholson Philanthropic Grants Officer +61 3 9035 4368
    Trish Kendal Primary Industries Grants Officer (currently on secondment) +61 3 9035 5026
    Emily Kersing Internal Grants Officer+61 3 8344 8418
    Kim TurnerGrants Officerkim.turner@unimelb.edu.au
    Madeline GibsonGrants Officermadeline.gibson@unimelb.edu.au

  • Health and Medical Grants

    NHMRC and Australian health and medical grants (except philanthropic grants). For NHMRC and other Australian grant scheme information please refer to scheme pages

    EmailDetails
    nhmrc-project@unimelb.edu.au Applications for NHMRC Project, Development, Partnership Projects, Targeted & Urgent Call and Program schemes
    nhmrc-people-support@unimelb.edu.au Applications for NHMRC Scholarships and
    all Fellowship schemes (Research, Practitioner, Dementia, Early Career, Career Development and TRIP)
    ric-medapps@unimelb.edu.au Applications for all other Australian health and medical grant schemes (except philanthropic grants)
    ric-medresearch@unimelb.edu.auPostaward for Australian health and medical grant funding (except philanthropic)
    NameRolePhone
    Frank Anastasopoulos Manager, Research Grants +61 3 8344 8208
    Anne Coco Team Leader +61 3 8344 8265
    Anna Giannios Grants Officer +61 3 8344 2608
    Sophie Cleaves

    Senior Grants Officer (MRFF) - Currently on secondment, returning January 2019

    +61 3 9035 4878      
    Mahesh Sundar Grants Officer +61 3 9035 4440
    Scott Chambers Grants Officer +61 3 8344 5839
    Patrick Heng Grants Officer+61 3 8344 7870
    Shanara StewartAdmin Officer+61 3 9035 9929

  • International Grants

    Contact the International Grants team via ric-international@unimelb.edu.au

    Name Primary contact forPhone
    Jessica Brody
    Acting Manager, Research Grants
    (International)

    USA sponsors

    +61 3 8344 9104

    Adelene Auyong
    Acting Senior Grants Officer
    (International)

    USA sponsors

    +61 3 9035 7362

    Sally Dickinson
    Grants Officer (International)

    Post-award support

    +61 3 8344 5979

    Peter Blight
    Grants Officer (International)

    Internal schemes+61 3 8344 6160

    Elka Wakefield / Ellerina Gray
    Assistant Grants Officer
    (International)

    Pre and post award support+61 3 8344 5373

    Ken Choong
    Grants Officer (International)

    Post Award Support+61 3 9035 8763

  • Major Initiatives, Grants and Contracts feedback or concerns

    Researchers who would like to raise concerns or provide feedback on the service they received from the Major Initiatives, Contracts and Grants team (MICG) are encouraged to contact the Director of MICG, David Robson.

  • Themis agreement and funding opportunities

    For all general Themis agreements records enquires please contact themis-agreements@unimelb.edu.au.

    NamePositionPhone
    Vacant Themis Agreements Account Officer TBA
    William Kay Themis Agreements and Funding Opportunities Officer +61 3 9035 9710

  • Research ethics and integrity

    Research Ethics and Integrity is the University's main point of contact for issues relating to animal welfare, animal and human ethics, research integrity, research misconduct, gene technology, biosafety, quarantine, and export controls.

    Find all research ethics and integrity resources and contacts on the Research Ethics and Integrity website.

  • Commercial engagement

    Business Development Directors and Managers with senior industry experience are embedded within all faculties. They are your entry point to a range of University services that support the academic community to engage with industry, pursue research sponsorship and tender opportunities, develop contract research proposals, protect and commercialise intellectual assets.

    If you are unable to get in touch with any of your local faculty contacts, you can contact Kevin Orrman-Rossiter (RIC External Enquiries Manager) for assistance you with your enquiry.

    Your local faculty contacts

    Custom education - for all academic divisions

    Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

    Faculty of Arts

    Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

    Faculty of Business and Economics

    Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science

    Faculty of VCA and MCM

    Melbourne Law School

    Faculty of Science

    Melbourne School of Engineering

    BIO 21 Institute

  • Tenders and project support

    Andrew Maxwell, Team Leader, Project Officer

  • Technology licensing and intellectual property

    Intellectual property enquiries

    Lachlan Wilson, Manager, IP Portfolio

    Technology transfer and licensing enquiries

    Michael Jorgensen, Manager, Technology Transfer & Licensing