Our people

Our leadership team

Professor Thomas Nann

Head of School
Doctor of Science, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg - Germany, Master of Chemistry, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg - Germany

For Professor Thomas Nann, Head of School for the School of Information and Physical Sciences, nanomaterials offer innovative ways to harness and store renewable energy, and revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat diseases.

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Associate Professor Jeffrey Hogan

Deputy Head of School
PhD, University of New South Wales Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales

Since arriving at the University of Newcastle, I have taught across the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, including courses in first-year calculus, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, mathematical modelling, differential equations, complex analysis, numerical analysis and my favourite -- Fourier analysis.

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Vicki Gumbleton

School Executive Officer

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Associate Professor Karen Blackmore

Head of Discipline, Computing and IT

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Dr Elena Levchenko

Head of Discipline, Mathematics

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Professor Pablo Moscato

Head of Discipline, Data Science and Statistics

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Our program convenors

Dr Rukshan Athauda

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Bachelor of Information Technology

Dr Alexandre Mendes

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Bachelor of Computer Science; Undergraduate Certificate in IT

Dr Nasimul Noman

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Dr Uday Tupakula

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security; Master of Cyber Security

Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

Associate Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Bachelor of Data Science

Dr Björn Rüffer

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Bachelor of Mathematics

Dr Hamish Waterer

Senior Lecturer in Data Science
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Graduate Certificate in Data Science; Master of Data Science; Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Dr Ian Renner

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Program Convenor, Bachelor of Science (Data Analytics); MBA (Global)

Our academic staff

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.