Pre Award and faculty contacts

Pre Award and faculty contacts

Pre Award Contacts

Objectives of the Pre Award Team

The main objectives of the Pre Award Team are to:

  • Help researchers to identify appropriate funding opportunities and collaborative partners
  • Assist in the development of high-quality, competitive research proposals
  • Manage submission processes on behalf of Macquarie University

Manager, Pre Award


Julian Zipparo
T: 02 9850 8609

Research Development Consultants

Objective: Develop high-quality, competitive external grant applications

  • Build, track and articulate research performance
  • Provide resources, programs and initiatives aimed at increasing researcher effectiveness in external research funding endeavours
  • Organise and deliver researcher development workshops
  • ARC and NHMRC focus

Dr Ross Hill

Dr Ross Hill

Researcher with experience in grant assessment

Assessor for ARC DP, Future Fellowship and DECRA schemes

Recipient of postdoctoral research fellowships, ARC and other grants

Primarily assisting researchers in the hard sciences
T: 02 9850 4737

Ms Courtney Bendall

Administrator with experience in grant assessment, submission and management

Successful funding experience through NHMRC, NIH, WHO and pharma

Primarily assisting researchers in the medical, health and human sciences
T: 02 9850 4745

Research Partnerships Managers

Objective: Identify, develop and manage relationships with private sector, government and other external organisations to boost research funding

  • Identify and facilitate research funding opportunities to provide solutions to challenges faced by partners
  • Assist the University to achieve its strategic objectives in relation to Category 2 and 3 research income
  • Assist researchers to develop new partnerships, including through Enterprise Partnership Funding Scheme
  • Provide guidance, pitch development and relationship building advice
Mark Berlage  Mark Berlage

Research Framework Themes:
Secure Planet
Innovative Technologies

Faculty of Science and Engineering
T: 02 9850 4058
Lisa Elliott  Lisa Elliott

Research Framework Theme:
Healthy People

Faculty of Human Sciences
Australian Institute for Health Innovations
T: 02 9850 1064
 Jenny-Lee (J-L) Heylen

Research Framework Themes:
Resilient Societies
Prosperous Economies

Faculties of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
T: 02 9850 4057

Research Proposals Team

Objective: Provide compliance advice and submit proposals on behalf of MQ researchers

  • Provide advice and support to researchers applying for funding
  • Ensure compliance with funding rules
  • Responsible for submitting proposals on behalf of the University to funding bodies
  • Administer and run Macquarie University internal research funding schemes

Research Proposals Officers

  Anita Quinn

T: 02 9850 4462

Fiona Collison

T: 02 9850 4193
 Bec Syler

T: 02 9850 4193

Faculty Contacts

Faculty of Arts

Associate Dean, ResearchProf Catriona MacKenzie
Phone: 02 9850 8865
Faculty Research ManagerJan Zwar
Phone: 02 9850 4496
General Faculty Research Office
Faculty General ManagerNeil Durrant
Phone: 02 9850 7687

Faculty of Business and Economics and Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Associate Dean, ResearchProf Lucy Taksa
Phone: 02 9850 4811
Faculty Research ManagerAgnieszka Baginska
Phone: 02 9850 8485
General Faculty Research Office
Faculty General ManagerAnn Goldwater
Phone: 02 9850 7292

Faculty of Human Sciences

Associate Dean, ResearchProf Mike Jones
Phone: 02 9850 8601
Acting Faculty Research ManagerJo Tuck
Phone: 02 9850 9607
General Faculty Research Office
Faculty General ManagerLinda Schofield
Phone: 02 9850 8068

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Associate Dean, ResearchProf Roger Chung
Phone: 02 9850 7813
Faculty Research ManagerDr Kyle Ratinac
Phone: 02 9850 2788
General Faculty Research Office
Faculty General ManagerDr Welly Firmanto
Phone: 02 9850 3507

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Associate Dean, ResearchProf David Coutts
Phone: 02 9850 8970
Faculty Research ManagerIrina Zakoshanski
Phone: 02 9850 8912
General Faculty Research Office
Faculty General ManagerEmma Bowen
Phone: 02 9850 9546
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