Directors of Graduate Research (DGRs) and Graduate Research Coordinators (GRCs)

The role of DGRs and GRCs

The Director of Graduate Research (DGR) is a School level role. The responsibility of the role includes:

  • Conducting approvals on behalf of the Head of School
  • Chairing School scholarship rankings
  • Reviewing and recommendation of examiner's reports
  • Ensuring that progress and hurdles are met
  • Reviewing problems, grievances and initiating show-cause procedures
  • Managing any school level funding schemes for graduate researchers
  • Representing GRCs on key committees
  • Organising school Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heats

The Graduate Research Coordinator (GRC) is a departmental or discipline focused role. The responsibility of the role includes:

  • Being aware of departmental knowledge of HDR policy
  • Providing pastoral care for student cohort
  • Reviewing enquiries and applications
  • Assessing scholarship rankings and recommendations
  • Ensuring milestone meetings take place
  • Ensuring department provides induction and intellectual environment
  • Promoting opportunities such as RED programs and industry internships

La Trobe Business School

Acting DGR

NameEmail
Leila Afshari L.Afshari@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Accounting & Data Analytics Muhammad AliM.Ali@latrobe.edu.au
Finance, Economics & Marketing To be confirmed 
Management, Sport & Tourism Anjum ChaudhryA.chaudhry@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe Law School

DGR

NameEmail
Maria ElanderM.Elander@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe Rural Health School

DGR

NameEmail
Evelien SpeltenE.spelten@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentNameEmail
Department of Rural Health Science Byron PerrinB.Perrin@latrobe.edu.au
Department of Rural Allied Health Corina ModdermanC.Modderman@latrobe.edu.au
Department of Rural Clinical Sciences Terri Meehan-AndrewsT.Meehan-Andrews@latrobe.edu.au

School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment

DGR

NameEmail
Ewen Silvester E.silvester@latrobe.edu.au

Deputy DGR

NameEmail
Lakshmi Wijeyewickrema L.Wijeyewickrema@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences Kerry FansonK.Fanson@latrobe.edu.au
Baker Department of Cardiovascular Research, Translation & Implementation Chris LynchChris.Lynch@latrobe.edu.au
Biochemistry Lakshmi WijeyewickremaL.Wijeyewickrema@latrobe.edu.au
Chemistry Evan RobertsonE.Robertson@latrobe.edu.au
Ecology, Environment and Evolution (inc. Zoology) 
Susan Hoebee
S.Hoebee@latrobe.edu.au
Genetics Lakshmi WijeyewickremaL.Wijeyewickrema@latrobe.edu.au
Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems Ewen SilvesterE.Silvester@latrobe.edu.au
Physiology, Anatomy and MicrobiologyPhysiology & AnatomySeb DworkinS.Dworkin@latrobe.edu.au
Physiology, Anatomy and MicrobiologyMicrobiologyMaria LiaskosM.Liaskos@latrobe.edu.au

School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport

DGR

NameEmail
Alicja MalickaA.malicka@latrobe.edu.au

Deputy DGR

NameEmail
Clare MacMahonC.MacMahon@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Dietetics, Human Nutrition and SportExercise ScienceClare MacMahonC.MacMahon@latrobe.edu.au
Dietetics, Human Nutrition and SportDietetics and Human NutritionRegina Belskiregina.belski@latrobe.edu.au
Occupational Therapy, Social work and Social PolicySocial Work and Living with Disabilty Research CentreMargarita FredericoM.Frederico@latrobe.edu.au
Occupational Therapy, Social work and Social PolicyOccupational TherapyTracy FortuneT.Fortune@latrobe.edu.au
Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Prosthetics and OrthoticsPhysiotherapy (inc. LASEM)Casey PeirisC.Peiris@latrobe.edu.au
Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Prosthetics and OrthoticsPodiatry, Prosthetics and OrthoticsDaniel BonannoD.Bonanno@latrobe.edu.au
Speech Pathology, Orthoptics and Audiology Colleen HoltC.Holt@latrobe.edu.au

School of Applied Systems Biology

DGR

NameEmail
Janet WheelerJanet.Wheeler@latrobe.edu.au

School of Cancer Medicine

DGR

NameEmail
John MariadasonJohn.mariadason@onjcri.org.au

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

DGR

NameEmail
Marcel JacksonM.g.jackson@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Computer Science and Information Technology Abdun MahmoodA.Mahmood@latrobe.edu.au
Engineering Long TruongL.Truong@latrobe.edu.au
Engineering and Centre for Technology Infusion (CTI) Long TruongL.Truong@latrobe.edu.au
Mathematics and Statistics Peter Van Der KampP.VanDerKamp@latrobe.edu.au
Physics Narelle BrackN.Brack@latrobe.edu.au

School of Education

DGR

NameEmail
Kate O'ConnorKate.OConnor@latrobe.edu.au

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

DGR

NameEmail
Anthony MoranHUSS.GRC@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Archaeology and History Tim MinchinT.Minchin@latrobe.edu.au
Creative Arts and English Tom FordT.Ford@latrobe.edu.au
Languages and Linguistics Marija TabainM.Tabain@latrobe.edu.au
Politics, Media & Philosophy  Robert HorvathR.Horvath@latrobe.edu.au
Social Inquiry Nicholas SmithNicholas.Smith@latrobe.edu.au

School of Nursing and Midwifery

DGR

NameEmail
Bev CopnellB.copnell@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Australian Institute for Primary Care in Ageing To be confirmed 
Judith Lumley Centre Sharinne CrawfordS.Crawford@latrobe.edu.au
Judith Lumley Centre Amanda CooklinA.Cooklin@latrobe.edu.au
Nursing (General) Kristina EdvardssonK.Edvardsson@latrobe.edu.au
Nursing (General) Ashleigh ButlerA.Butler@latrobe.edu.au

School of Psychology and Public Health

DGR

NameEmail
Dana WongD.Wong@latrobe.edu.au

GRC

DepartmentDisciplineNameEmail
Australian Research Centre for Sex Health and Society David MooreD.Moore4@latrobe.edu.au
Australian Research Centre for Sex Health and Society Adrian FarrugiaA.Farrugia@latrobe.edu.au
Bouverie Centre Anna BoothA.Booth@latrobe.edu.au
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) Sarah CallinanS.Callinan@latrobe.edu.au
Centre for Health Communication & Participation To be confirmed 
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre Alison LaneA.Lane@latrobe.edu.au
Psychology and Counselling Kristelle HudryK.Hudry@latrobe.edu.au
Public Health 
Hanan Khalil
H.Khalil@latrobe.edu.au