Meet the Professional Team

Jennifer Rowland
Department Manager
12WW 317
(02) 9850 8426
 Phil Dartnell/ Fiona Yang
Administrator Academic
12WW 318
(02) 9850 8373
 Amit Shrestha
Administrator Finance/ Staff
12WW 318
(02) 9850 4521
 Jenny Fang
Administrator and Outreach Coordinator
12WW 318
(02) 9850 8382
 Aida Pujol
Administrative Assistant
12WW 318
(02) 9850 7981

Who Can I Speak to...

Office Administration

TaskWho to Contact
Catering for meetingsAida Pujol / Jenny Fang
General enquiriesAida Pujol
MailAida Pujol
CourierAida Pujol
StationeryAida Pujol
Absence on Duty Management (AOD)Aida Pujol
TravelAida Pujol
Conference Registration, Accommodation, FlightsAida Pujol
Door SignageAida Pujol
Email GroupsAida Pujol
L&T Committee SupportPhil Dartnell
HDR Committee SupportPhil Dartnell
Outreach Committee SupportJenny Fang

Head of Department

TaskWho to Contact
Diary ManagementJenny Fang
Email ManagementJenny Fang

Undergraduate Support

TaskWho to Contact
Student EnquiriesPhil Dartnell
Academic AdvisingPhil Dartnell
Grade ChangesPhil Dartnell
WaiversPhil Dartnell
Special ConsiderationPhil Dartnell

HDR Support (PhD and MRes)

TaskWho to Contact
HDR Support and ManagementPhil Dartnell
HDR InductionsPhil Dartnell
Thesis RegisterPhil Dartnell
Candidature AdministrationPhil Dartnell
PGRFPhil Dartnell
HDR Space ManagementPhil Dartnell
HDR Committee SupportPhil Dartnell
Awards/ ScholarshipsPhil Dartnell
HDR BudgetsAmit Shrestha
HDR AODAida Pujol
HDR Travel Aida Pujol
Conference Registration, Accommodation, FlightsAida Pujol

Learning and Teaching

TaskWho to Contact
Convenor SupportPhil Dartnell
Class ListsPhil Dartnell
Class ManagementPhil Dartnell
TimetablingPhil Dartnell
Tutor AllocationPhil Dartnell
Tutor FeedbackPhil Dartnell
iLearn SupportPhil Dartnell
Awards/ ScholarshipsPhil Dartnell
Academic SupportPhil Dartnell
L&T Committee SupportPhil Dartnell
HDR Committee SupportPhil Dartnell

Human Resources

TaskWho to Contact
Casual HR AppointmentsPhil Dartnell
Fixed Term AppointmentsAmit Shrestha
Continuing AppointmentsAmit Shrestha
HonorariesPhil Dartnell
Visiting ScholarsPhil Dartnell


TaskWho to Contact
Financial EnquiriesAmit Shrestha
Financial ReportsAmit Shrestha
JournalsAmit Shrestha
One-off PaymentsAmit Shrestha
BudgetingAmit Shrestha
ForecastingAmit Shrestha
High-Level Expenditure AnalysisAmit Shrestha
Project Accounts ReportingAmit Shrestha
Project Accounts ManagementAmit Shrestha
Concur/ Credit CardsAmit Shrestha
NOPFs (reimbursements, per diem, substantiation)Aida Pujol


TaskWho to Contact
PurchasesAmit Shrestha
Sundry DebtorsAmit Shrestha
InvoicesAmit Shrestha
StationeryAida Pujol

Outreach/ Marketing

TaskWho to Contact
Department NewsletterJenny Fang
Social MediaJenny Fang
WebsiteJenny Fang
Outreach Committee SupportJenny Fang
InternshipsJenny Fang
Outreach ActivitiesJenny Fang
Marketing CollateralJenny Fang
Department ConferencesJenny Fang
Large MeetingsJenny Fang
EventsJenny Fang


Purchases and Invoices

All invoices need a Purchase Order (PO) for them to be processed.  Before making a purchase, ensure a PO is completed before the supplier issues an invoice - the invoice should include the PO number. Macquarie University terms of payment is 30days from the date of the invoice - no exceptions.

Purchase Requisition Form

To ensure smooth processing, make sure to include: the account number that you're using to pay for the purchase, suppliers name, suppliers email address, account holder approval, name of the requestor, description of what you want to buy.

To allow for processing periods (especially in peak periods), please fill in the form and provide it to Amit as soon as possible - preferably a month in advance.

Click here to view the Purchase Order Policy.

Reimbursements/ Substantiation/ Per Diem/ Advance

For reimbursements, substantiations, per diems and advances you will need to complete a Non-Order Payment Form (NOPF) and submit the completed form with original receipts to the professional staff.

Non-Order Payment Form (NOPF Excel 2010+)

Statutory Declaration - for purchases without a valid Receipt.


New accounts are established centrally - contact Amit if you need one set up. Research project accounts are normally established by the Research Office and the account holders advised of the number. If you are the owner of a project account, Amit will send you a report once a month with the balance of your account/s. Please ensure you are across expenditure and income and raise issues early with Amit.

If you have an account, you should have access to the Foresight system where you can check the balance of your account. If you have any questions related to the account please contact Amit who will be able to assist.

HDR Students

If you are a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student and you require support and/or information, there are a few places you can go to:

If you need to check the balance of your HDR account ask Amit.

We can recommend talking to your Supervisor if you are unsure of something or have questions. You can also come and talk to the professional team, or contact the HDR office at any time (

Make sure to bookmark the HDR website:

For MRes-specific information, you can go to the MRes FAQ's page here.

If you need a signature for the Head of Department (HoD) and/or the Department Manager (DM), all you need to do is bring the hard copy form to Phil and he will organise this for you.

New HDR Students

If you're a new Higher Degree Research (HDR) student starting in the Department, there are a few things you need to get organised.

Your HDR Account

Once you receive your MQ ID, send Amit an email with the below details in order to get your account set up:

  • Full Name
  • MQ ID Number
  • Official Start and End Date
  • Supervisor's Name

It's important that you do this as soon as possible after starting. Depending on volume, the processing period for new accounts can be up to 4 weeks.

Desk Space, Building Access and General Administration

New HDR students need to be allocated a desk by Phil. Please do not sit at a desk without having a discussion with Phil and obtaining a name plate. Just come by the professional staff office

Once you have received your campus card, come and see Phil - he will apply for appropriate building access for you.

HDR Supervisors

If you have a new HDR student starting, you must let Phil know ASAP so he can prepare for their arrival, including arranging desk space where needed. Students need to be allocated a desk by Phil - it's important that students do not sit at a desk without a name plate and previous discussion with Phil.

New HDR students will need to get their HDR account set up. This is not an automatic process - students need to email Amit with their full name, MQ ID, start and end date as well as their supervisor's name for processing. As processing times for new accounts can take up to 4 weeks (depending on volume), it's important that they send the information to Amit as soon as possib

Academic Administration

Casual Academic and Casual Professional Appointments

Information on casual academic and professional appointments can be found on the HR page of this intranet.

Honorary Applications and Renewals

For Renewals: the person who wants their honorary position to be renewed will need to submit a 2 page document. 1 page is to be on their contributions to date, and the other page is to be on their predicted contributions to the Department for the next 12 months.

For Appointments: Click here to download the honorary appointment form. If there is an entry VISA involved, please plan for approximately 4 months for VISA processing times.

Visiting Scholar Applications

Click here to download the visiting scholar application form.

Volunteer Work Application Form

Click here to download the volunteer work application form.

Exam/ Assignment Collection

When it comes time to collect exams and/or assignments, Phil will contact you with instructions on what to do.

Grade Entry/ Grade Change

Phil takes care of grade entries - if you are looking to change a grade for a student, just let Phil know the new grade and mark

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