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 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 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.

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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.