Office for Research (Law)


The Office for Research is an administrative unit of Melbourne Law School that supports the Associate Dean (Research) and the Faculty Research and Law Library Committee


The Office for Research is responsible for the strategic and operational management of research at the faculty level and provides expertise and support services to staff and graduate researchers across the following five domains:

  1. Research Strategy and Planning
  2. Research Development and Funding
  3. Graduate Research Degree Program
  4. Research Publications and Reporting
  5. Research Ethics

General Enquiries

Telephone
+61 3 8344 8946
Email
law-research@unimelb.edu.au
Mailing Address
Office for Research, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Street Address
Office for Research, Level 3, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
Opening Hours
Monday-Friday, 8.45am-5.00pm

Associate Dean, Research

  • Associate Professor Dale Smith

    Telephone: +61 3 9035 5239

    Email: dale.smith@unimelb.edu.au

    Associate Dean, Research (ADR) provides academic guidance on research and research training in the Law School.

    ADR works closely with the Office for Research, and with the Graduate Research Coordinators to ensure that the MLS Graduate Research Degree program assists students to reach their research goals.

    ADR is also responsible for providing academic assistance to staff preparing research grants, together with grant mentors Professor Sarah Biddulph, Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Professor Christine Parker and Professor Andrew Kenyon.

Director, Research & Industry

  • Dr Madeline Grey

    Telephone: +61 3 9035 4257

    Email: greym@unimelb.edu.au

    Madeline oversees the strategic planning and management of research activities within Melbourne Law School. She is responsible for the MLS Research & Industry portfolio including the Office for Research, the Academic Research Service and the MLS Research Centres.

Manager, Office for Research

  • Ms Cat Knights (currently on secondment to Faculty of Arts, Research Manager)

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 9600

    Email: cat.knights@unimelb.edu.au

    Cat is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office for Research. This includes working with the Law School’s academic staff to provide support for planning, management and reporting of research, business development, publications and graduate research student activities within Melbourne Law School. Cat also leads the identification and targeted promotion of domestic and international research funding opportunities (including Category 2-4), increasing research activity and supporting research excellence.

Manager, Research Engagement and Impact (Research & Industry)

  • Ms Joann Cattlin

    Telephone: +61 3 9035 8694

    Email: joann.cattlin@unimelb.edu.au

    Joann works with researchers and staff across the School to provide strategic and practical support at all stages of the research lifecycle.  This will include supporting the development of new research partnerships, assisting researchers with engagement and communication strategies, providing skills training, facilitating stakeholder engagement and supporting research centres/institutes/networks to maximise engagement activities. Joann is also co-founder of the Research Engagement and Impact Network (REIN).

Management Accountant (Research & Industry)

  • Mr Jason Jiang

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 5108

    Email: jun.jiang@unimelb.edu.au

    Jason manages post-award matters for Law for research grants and contracts and University of Melbourne research funding schemes, and also provides support in preparing budgets for funding applications and responding to queries regarding funding.

Senior Grant Officer

  • Ms Mas Generis

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 9983

    Email: generism@unimelb.edu.au

    Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

    Mas coordinates the Law School's pre-award research funding.  She provides expertise and support related to:

    • Grant, award and fellowship applications for academic staff and graduate researchers
    • Research contracts and budgets
    • General advice on research funding schemes, submission guidelines and application deadlines
    • Statistics and reporting related to Research and Research Training, in particular research funding
    • General research queries

Senior Research Officer

  • Ms Mary Nega

    Email: mary.nega@unimelb.edu.au

    Mary coordinates and provides advice on the following:
    • Identification and targeted promotion of domestic and international research funding opportunities (including Category 2-4), increasing research activity and supporting research excellence
    • Developing competitive funding applications across a diverse range of funding bodies and opportunity types
    • Drafing proposals or business plans
    • Preparation of project budgets
    • Post-award matters for research grants and contracts

Research Officers

  • Ms Angela Hendley-Boys

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 1090

    Email: a.hendley-boys@unimelb.edu.au

    Angela coordinates and provides expertise and advice on the following:

    • Collection and classification of research publications of both academic staff and Law students
    • Maintenance of publications data on academic Find an Expert profiles
    • Coordination of copyright permissions for academic staff for Open Access and uploading of papers to University's Open Access Repository and compliance with ARC Open Access policy.
    • Statistics and reporting related to published research outputs and Open Access
    • Promotion of academic papers on SSRN and AustLII
    • Maintaining the Research, Graduate Research Degree and Staff Profile sections of the Law School's website

    Angela is also the Committee Secretary to the Law School's Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG), manages nominations for the annual Harold Luntz prize and the Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD thesis.

  • Ms Rebecca Croser

    Telephone: +61 3 9035 4078

    Email: rcroser@unimelb.edu.au

    Rebecca coordinates the Law School's Graduate Research Degree program and is responsible for:

    • Grant, award and fellowship applications for academic staff and graduate researchers
    • Graduate Research Degree and policy advice
    • Graduate Research Degree examinations and thesis submissions
    • Graduate Research Degree milestone and panel meetings
    • Graduate Research Degree supervisor training and registration
    • Graduate Research events
    • Facilities and resources support including student workspaces
    • Teaching Fellowship Program
  • Ms Steph Johnson

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 9161

    Email: stephanie.johnson@unimelb.edu.au

    Steph coordinates the Law School's Graduate Research Degree program and also manages post-award matters for Law research grants and contracts. Steph is responsible for:

    • Graduate Research Degree and policy advice
    • Graduate Research Degree admissions and scholarships
    • Graduate Research Degree milestone and panel meetings
    • Candidature variations
    • Agreements administration

Research Administration Officer

  • Ms Lauren  Newton

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 8946

    Email: lauren.newton@unimelb.edu.au

    Lauren provides administrative support to the Office for Research and the Associate Dean (Research). Responsibilities include:

    • Responding to general enquiries
    • Compiling weekly bulletins for academics and graduate researchers
    • Organising research events hosted by the Office for Research
    • Providing secretariat support to the Law School's Research and Law Library Committee and its Research Finance Sub-Commitee
    • Adhoc projects under the directive from Research & Industry Manager