Contact Us

Enquiries for the Graduate Research School should be sent to in the first instance.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

Building 17, Room 028
James Cook University
James Cook Drive
Townsville Qld 4810

Building E2, Room 108B
James Cook University
14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield Qld 4878

If you have a complex enquiry or are not able to attend during these hours, please contact the GRS team to organise an appointment.

GRS General Enquiries

Enquiries for:PhoneEmail

Current HDR Candidates in:

  • College of Science and Engineering
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies
  • Indigenous Education & Research Centre

+61 7 4781 5861

Current HDR Candidates in:

  • College of Arts, Society and Education
  • College of Business, Law and Governance
  • College of Healthcare Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Dentistry
  • College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

+61 7 4781 4735
New Students and Applications

+61  7 4232 1759
Dean, Graduate Research

+61 7 4781 5575

GRS Staff Listing

Dean, Graduate Research

Professor Christine Bruce
Research Profile

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Mrs Emma Landy /

Deputy Dean, Graduate Research

Associate Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Research Profile

Manager, Graduate Research Operations

Dr Lauretta Grasso

Senior Lecturer and Coordinator Research Student Academic Support

Associate Professor Liz Tynan
Research Profile

Coordinator HDR Advisor Development

Ms Susan Gasson


Mrs Belinda Boyce

Academic Services Officers
Mr Damian Palmer

Mrs Kerry Knight

Mrs Jodie Wilson

HDR Completions Coordinator and Project Officer - Master of Philosophy

Dr Helen Titchener

Business Development, APR Intern

Mr Michael Koczyrkewycz

College and Singapore Campus Contacts

JCU Singapore Campus

Associate Dean, Research Education (ADRE)Research Administration

Dr Denise Dillon

Research Profile

JCU College Contacts

Associate Dean, Research Education (ADRE)

Academic Services Officer (ASO)

College of Arts, Society & Education

Professor Ryan Daniel            
Research Profile

College of Business, Law & Governance

A/Prof Sizhong Sun     
Research Profile

College of Healthcare Sciences

Dr Karen Yates    
Research Profile

College of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr Michelle Redman-MacLaren            
Research Profile

College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Associate Professor Ellen Ariel

Research Profile

College of Science & Engineering

Associate Professor Mohan Jacob
Research Profile

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Professor Morgan Pratchett          
Research Profile

Olga Bazaka

Indigenous Education and Research Centre
Dr Alie McDowall
Research Profile

Libby Evans-Illidge                
Research Director