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 Director, Research & Industry, Director of Graduate Research and the Office for Research to ensure Melbourne Law School's research planning and goals are reached.

    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 of Graduate Research

  • Professor Shaun McVeigh

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 8135

    Email: smcveigh@unimelb.edu.au

    The Director of Graduate Research (DGR) provides academic guidance on graduate research candidature in the Law School.

    The DGR works closely with the Office for Research, and with the Graduate Research Co-ordinators to ensure that the MLS Graduate Research Degree program assists candidates to reach their research goals.

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.

Team Leader Research Support, Research & Industry

  • Ms Angela Hendley-Boys

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 1090

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

    Angela coordinates the delivery of high quality research and engagement support services for Law School academic staff along with Melbourne Law School's Research Centres, Institutes, Networks and Groups. A key aspect is the responsibility of line management and support of the MLS Research Centre Administrator and Research Administrator team.

    Angela also provides expertise and advice on the following:

    • 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 web site
    • Maintaining Research Centre, Institute, Groups, Network and Program web sites

    Angela also manages nominations for the annual Harold Luntz Graduate Research Thesis prize, the Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD and the  Melbourne Law School's Student Published Research Prize.

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
    • Drafting proposals or business plans
    • Preparation of project budgets
    • Post-award matters for research grants and contracts

Research Officers

  • 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:

    • Graduate Research Degree and policy advice
    • Graduate Research Degree examinations and thesis submissions
    • Graduate Research Degree milestone and panel meetings
    • Graduate Research events
    • Facilities and resources support including student workspaces
    • Teaching Fellowship Program
  • Ms Ade Suharto

    Email: ade.suharto@unimelb.edu.au

    Ade is currently working 2.5 days and coordinates the Law School's admissions and scholarships process for entry into the Graduate Research Degree program. Ade also manages the Graduate Research Degree supervisor training and registration.

Research Administrators

  • Ms Annabelle Donkin

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 8946

    Email: law-research@unimelb.edu.au

    Annabelle provides research administrative support to the Research & Industry portfolio under the directive from the Team Leader, Research Support. Responsibilities include:

    • Compiling weekly bulletins for academics and graduate researchers
    • Organising research activities hosted by the Office for Research
    • Assisting with research  activities hosted by Research Centres, Institutes, Networks, Groups and Programs
    • MLS intranet content management for external grants
  • Ms Diane Holland

    Telephone: +61 3 8344 2685

    Email: diane.j.holland@unimelb.edu.au

    Diane provides research administrative support to the Research & Industry portfolio under the directive from the Team Leader, Research Support. Responsibilities include:

    • Organising research activities hosted by Research Centres, Institutes, Networks, Groups and Programs
    • Organising research activities hosted by  the Office for Research
    • Assists with enquiries from prospective graduate researchers
    • The Law School's RSF, CAF and FSF funding schemes