The Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research Office (FRO) delivers research support service to the Faculty’s Associate Dean (Research), researchers, collaborators and funding partners, and is an efficient and effective conduit between these parties and UQ Research and Innovation, and the Financial and Business Services Divisions.

The FRO supports the full spectrum of research management functions (for HDR students and staff) - from identifying potential research funding sources and partners, coordinating researcher development programs, supporting Faculty research committees, to negotiating research contracts and assisting with pre and post grant award administration.

Our support enhances the profile of research activity in the Faculty and will help to grow research income into the Faculty’s schools, centres and institutes.

Faculty Research Office (FRO) - How can we help you?

The Faculty Research Office team can be contacted at with any questions or support required or you can visit our SharePoint site.

Faculty staff are able to join our mailing list to recieve our regular FRO communications. Below are programs, initiatives or services we coordinate for our staff:

  • ARC HASS Incubator Program - our faculty based ARC development program. Run continuously throughout the year for staff at any stage of ARC project development.The Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland (DHSS@UQ) supports new forms of Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship that focus on the use of technology and data as subject of research or as tools to acquire new academic insights.
  • DHSS@UQ brings together an interdisciplinary group of humanities researchers, social scientists, computer scientists and research librarians to work on collaborative digital research projects. It is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Research Computing Centre and the University Library. For more information on Digital Humanities and Social Sciences activity contact Marco Fahmi at  

Professor Annemaree Carroll | Associate Dean (Research)

Professor Annemaree Carroll plays a key role in the academic leadership of the Faculty, with a particular focus on research. Annemaree works closely with Heads of Schools, Directors of Research, Faculty Research Centres and ISSR. The main objectives of the role are to assist in the facilitation and promotion of the development of strategic direction of research within the Faculty; improvements in the quality and impact of that research and the growth of local, national and international research collaborations.


Associate Professor Kim Wilkins | Deputy Associate Dean (Research)

Kim as Deputy Associate Dean Research works with Annemaree and Faculty Research Office to enhance collaboration and engagement of researchers in the Faculty, across the University, and with external partners. Kim also contributes to attracting and enhancing the training and development of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and Early-career research (ECR) staff in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Richard Haas | Research Partnerships Manager

As the Research Partnerships Manager, Richard is primarily responsible for assisting our academics with managing the research contract management process and facilitating research partnership opportunities.


Rachel Smith | Senior Advisor (Research Management)

Key aspects of Rachel's role are to support strategic initiatives, drive communication objectives, assist the Associate Dean (Research) in researcher development and training support, and to foster collaborative networks with professional staff working in research administration.

Rachel was the recipient of a 2016 UQ Award for Excellence in Service for her work in providing collaboration and support opportunities to the University's research administration staff.

Daniel Van Zutphen | Advisor (Research Management) 

Daniel's role in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Office includes providing administrative support to the Associate Dean (Research), co-ordinating research higher degree initiatives throughout the Faculty and developing professional support networks across the Faculty's research units.

Marco Fahmi | Manager, Digital Humanities & Social Sciences

Marco's role is to create opportunities for digital research activities by connecting UQ researchers to technical experts, setting up digital research projects, getting input from different parts of the university to meet digital researchers' needs, developing collaborations, managing digital research support services. and ensuring that digital research is a visible and valued activity at UQ. Marco's HASS role is a joint appointment by UQ’s Faculty of HASS, UQ Library and UQ Research Computing Centre to provide digital research support services across the university. Contact Marco at