Conducting research

Research at Curtin University is conducted by academic staff and postgraduate research students supported by the Office of Research & Development. Underpinning research activity at the University is the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the Curtin Research Management Policy.

The Office of R&D seeks to promote best practice in all aspects of research administration.

  • Research support – seeks to support the application and management of research funding, data and publications.
  • Research services – provides research development around national and international competitive grants and major research initiatives, commercial contracts, research analytics and systems.
  • Research integrity – is responsible for supporting research ethics (human and animal) processes, monitoring of clinical trials, as well as management of bio- and chemical hazards and radiation.


Research support

Belinda Northeast, Acting Manager, Research Support
Phone: +61 8 9266 7786

Research services

Robyn Kenneally, Acting Manager Research Services
Phone: +61 8 9266 7112

Grants & development

Katie Flanagan, Acting Senior Research Development Officer
Phone: +61 8 9266 4248

Commercial contracts

Aoife Stapleton, Commercial Contracts Officer
Phone: +61 8 9266 5209

Commercial Contracts Officer
Simi Chugani

Research analytics

Elizabeth Przywolnik, Senior Strategic Information Analyst
Phone: +61 08 9266 9063

Research systems

David Pedrotti, Senior Business Analyst
Phone: +61 8 9266 7678

Research Integrity

Dr Catherine Gangell, Manager
Phone: +61 8 9266 7093

Research Students (Doctoral and Masters by Research) should contact the Graduate Research School.