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 RHD students and staff) - from identifying potential research funding sources and partners, and supporting Faculty research committees, to negotiating research contracts and assisting with 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 individually or at research@hass.uq.edu.au with any questions or support required.

Faculty staff are able to join our mailing list to recieve our regular FRO Brief (newsletter) and FRO Bulletin (weekly event listing) to stay up to date. 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.

Professor Annemaree Carroll | (Acting) 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.

 

Sarina Hobbin | Research Partnerships Manager

As the Research Partnerships Manager, Sarina 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.

Justin Nicholls | Advisor (Research Management) 

Justin’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 | Research Fellow, Digital Humanities

Marco works with researchers at UQ to promote the use of digital tools and methods in the humanities and social sciences.