The University of Newcastle, Australia

Our team

Led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Janet Nelson, we cultivate the University's strong and vibrant research culture.

We attract, train and support researchers and partner with industry to solve real-world problems.

We are reshaping our division with an increased focus on research development and innovation activities to deliver on the Strategic Plan.

Professor Janet Nelson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)

Professor Nelson has international experience across the academic, government, not-for-profit and industry sectors. She has a keen focus on building and supporting multidisciplinary teams and growing research enterprise.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)

The office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor supports the needs of our researchers and collaborates closely with our faculties and external partners. It also oversees our Research Advantage program, which offers development programs for our researchers at every stage of their career.

Professor Alan Broadfoot

Director, NIER
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

NIER is one of our universities flagship research and innovation institutes. Learn more about is achievements and plans to help create a more sustainable future for our regions and our world.

Dr Darren Cundy

Director, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise
Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise

Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise leads the university's commercialisation efforts, intellectual property needs and entrepreneurial programs offered through our Integrated Innovation Network.

Dr Paula Jones

Director, Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation Services

Research and Innovation Services provides expert advice and support to our researchers and their partners. The team includes Research Grants, Research Ethics, Research Performance, Central Analytical Facilities, Research Integrity, and Animal Services.

Associate Professor Kylie Shaw

Dean of Graduate Research
Graduate Research

Graduate research is the university team responsible for the administration, support and development of higher degree by research (HDR) candidature, from application to thesis examination.