HASS Research Team

HASS Faculty Research Office

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. For more information about the Faculty Research Office, please see the HASS Research Plan in the HASS Faculty's- Key Faculty Documents.

Please contact us at research@hass.uq.edu.au for further information​.


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.



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.



Natasha (Tash) Winters | Research Contract Officer

Tash’s role in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Office is to support the Research Partnership Manager (RPM) in contract negotiation and management across all types of research contracts and agreements.





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.



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.

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Researchers Within HASS

For a comprehensive list of Researchers within UQ go to the UQ Researchers page.

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School/Institute/Centre Directors of Research (DoR)/Representatives - Semester 2, 2020

Directors of Research (and Research Representatives) are crucial to the successful development of research in Schools, Institutes and the Centre. They liaise closely with the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Centre for Policy Futures- Dr Claire Brolan

Communication & Arts- A/Prof Kelly Fielding

Education- A/Prof Kim Nichols

Historical & Philosophical Inquiry- A/Prof Dolly MacKinnon

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities- A/Prof Elizabeth Stephens

Institute for Social Science Research- Prof Simon Smith

Languages and Cultures- A/Prof Marisa Cordella-Masini

Music- A/Prof Denis Collins

Political Science & International Studies- Prof Chris Reus-Smit

Social Science- A/Prof Cameron Parsell

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School and Institute Higher Degree by Research Directors (HDR Directors) - Semester 2, 2020

The HDR Director is responsible for academic oversight of HDR candidates within the enrolling unit. The UQ Graduate School currently refers to this role as Postgraduate Coordinator (PGC). For UQ Graduate School contact info, click here


Communication & Arts- Dr Melissa Harper

Education- Dr Obaid Hamid

Historical & Philosophical Inquiry- A/Prof Kriston Rennie

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities- Dr Ian Hesketh

Institute for Social Science Research- A/Prof Abdullah Mamun

Languages and Cultures- A/Prof Rob Pensalfini

Music- Dr Mary Broughton​

Political Science & International Studies- Dr Sebastian Kaempf

Social Science- Dr Suzanna Fay


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HDR Liaison Officers

For an up-to-date list of HDR Liaison Officer's within the HASS Faculty got to the Graduate Schools Contacts page.

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