Supervisory team

Your team of supervisors is your most important support network during your higher degree by research program. However, there may be circumstances in which changes to supervisory arrangements become necessary. These include, but are not limited to:

  • a new direction for the research project that warrants additional/alternative supervisory expertise
  • unavailability of a supervisor due to long-term absence or change of employment
  • a conflict of interest which disqualifies a supervisor

The Head of School (or Nominee) coordinates supervision for your program and should be consulted on any issues that are arising between you and your supervisors that are impeding your progress. The Deputy Head of College (Research) is the senior academic officer overseeing HDR in your College and is available as an alternative point of consultation.

If you would like to initiate a Supervisory Changes complete the form and submit this to Graduate Research at GR will arrange for approval by the relevant Head of School. Alternatively, supervision changes can be initiated by the School.

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.