Research Support Team

Research Support

Research support is available on all our campuses, any general enquiries should be directed to cmd.research@jcu.edu.au

Dr Joe Moxon Associate Dean of Research – Townsville Douglas Campus
Joe is responsible for overseeing all research activity with the College of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr Robin Ray – Associate Dean of Research Education – Townsville Douglas Campus
Research Education within the College (including M Phil and PhD candidature) is overseen by Dr Robin Ray. Robin works with other ADREs across the University and the Graduate Research School to formulate and review policy and procedures pertaining to higher degree research (HDR). She is responsible for assessing CMD applications for higher degrees including the allocation of advisory panels, ensuring milestones are completed appropriately and facilitating training and support for advisors as well as support for candidates where required. If you are having any problems or issues with your candidature, your supervision or wish to discuss your milestone requirements please contact Robin who can provide confidential support and advice.

Susan Wright- Supervisor of Academic Services (Research) – Townsville Douglas Campus
Susan is the main point of contact for all research student enquiries. This includes applications, HDR milestones and HDR funding requests, she also provides support for the HDR research candidates. Susan is the first point of contact for general research enquiries for College staff, and administers the Research Block Grants (RSP and RTP funding), the CMD Research and Research Education Committee and is the Research Publications Administrator.

To obtain College level approvals for all external grant applications and Research Funding Approval forms (RFAF) for CMD please email: cmd.research@jcu.edu.au

Dr Luisa Roeder – Research Support Officer – Cairns Clinical School
Luisa provides support for JCU research staff and students based at the Cairns Clinical School. Assistance is available with study design and research methodology, proposal writing, data analysis and statistics, ethics applications, and grant writing.

Dr Torres Woolley – Evaluation Coordinator – 07 4781 6689
Torres provides research and evaluation support for JCU staff and students with regards non-laboratory projects. Expertise in study design, developing data collection tools, data analysis, and data presentation for both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Experienced in using various analytic software packages: SPSS (quantitative analysis), N-Vivo (qualitative analysis), QGIS (geographical information system software), UCINET (social network analysis software), and NetDraw (social network analysis mapping tool).

A/Prof David Maclaren –Principal Research Fellow– Cairns Smithfield
David is a public health researcher with two decades experience in addressing community health issues in remote areas of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. His work focuses on understanding the complex interplay between biomedicine, health service provision and socio-cultural understandings of health.

Dr Jennifer Banks – Senior Research Officer – Mackay Clinical School
Jennifer provides support for the JCU research staff and students based at the Mackay Clinical School. Assistance is available with ethics applications, grant writing, research design and analysis and editing for publication.

Gail Abernethy – Research Officer – Atherton Clinical School
Gail provides research support to all Atherton based students and staff

If you have any questions please let us know!

Post Graduate Students All Sites

Research Education within the College is overseen by Dr Robin Ray the Associate Dean of Research Education.

If you are having any problems or issues with your candidature please contact Robin who can provide confidential support and advice. If your supervisor is Robin, please contact Dr Joe Moxon

Susan Wright- Supervisor, Academic Services (Research) – 07 4781 5994
Susan is the main point of contact for all research student applications, student funding requests. Susan provides general research advice to all College staff, runs the Research Block Grant funding, administers the Research and Research Education Committee and is the Research Publications Administrator.

All external grant applications should be copied to cmd.research@jcu.edu.au

HDR candidates, any requests for variations to your candidature should be sent to cmd.research@jcu.edu.au so that approval from Associate Dean of Research Approval/College Dean can be organised.  Your paperwork will then be forwarded to the Graduate Research School (GRS).