Our people

School executive team

Head of School

Professor Catharine Coleborne

Professor Catharine Coleborne

Head of School

Deputy Head of School – Teaching and Learning

Dr Hamish Ford

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Deputy Head of School – Research Training (Process & Progress)

Dr Catriona Malau

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Deputy Head of School – Research Training (Training & Support)

Dr Simone O'Callaghan

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

School Executive Officer

Mr Owen Jackson

School Executive Officer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Conservatorium Coordinator

Mr Adam Manning

Associate Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader - Cultures, Linguistics, Societies and Human Services

Dr Hedda Askland

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader -  Healthy Communities

Associate Professor Penny Buykx

Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader -  Music, Performing Arts and Creative Industries

Associate Professor Craig Hight

Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader -  Design, Art and Animation

Dr Andrew Howells

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader - Screens, Languages, English and Writing

Dr Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader - Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader - Media and Communication

Dr Simon Weaving

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

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.