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Mary Spongberg Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Academic Capability) 07 5589 3083
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor BA(Hons)(Sydney), PhD(Sydney) Mary BA(Hons)(Sydney), PhD(Sydney) Lismore
Leslie Christidis PVC Research Infrastructure 02 66593300
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor BSc(Hons), PhD(ANU) Leslie BSc(Hons), PhD(ANU) Lismore
Colleen Cartwright Chair, SCU Human Research Ethics Committee
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor

Professor Collen Cartwright was appointed SCU Emeritus Professor in 2014 and Chair of the SCU Human Research Ethics Committee in 2018 (her current role). 

Qualifications: PhD (UQ 2004); MPH (UQ 1996); B. Soc Wk (Hons) (1989 UQ); ADA Arts/Drama (1984 NRCAE, now SCU).

From 2005-2014 she was SCU Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit.

Her main areas of research have focussed on ageing issues, plus medical decisions at the end of life.  Professor Cartwright conducted several population-based studies into medical decisions at the end of life, including one in the Northern Territory while the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act was in place there (the first place in the world to pass legislation allowing both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide). She led the Australian arm of a study into medical decisions at the end of life, in conjunction with 6 European countries.

Professor Cartwright designed the Advance Care Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney documents that became part of the Qld Powers of Attorney Act 1998.

She has over 100 refereed publications, including journal articles, book chapters and reports to government and the aged care industry. BSocWk(Hons)(UQ), MPH(UQ), PhD(UQ) Colleen BSocWk(Hons)(UQ), MPH(UQ), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Jerry Vanclay Professor
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor

Jerry is a Research Professor in the Office of the DVC(Rsearch). During 2007-19 he was Dean of Science and Head of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering. Before joining SCU, he was Principal Scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research, and Professor of Tropical Forestry at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jerry received a higher doctorate (D.Sc.For.) from the University of Queensland in 1992, received the Queen's Award for Forestry in 1997, and the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW.

Jerry has written over 350 publications, with more than 150 in refereed journals. His most recent book is Forest Growth and Yield Modeling. He also co-authored Realizing Community Futures, a guide to the use of participatory modelling for better environmental outcomes. Recent research includes mixed species plantings, competition indices,and participatory modelling.
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His former PhD students include

Cooper Schouten, The five pillars for agricultural development: A case study of beekeeping in Papua New Guinea
Rodrigo Geroni, Modelling growth and production of managed tropical forest in the eastern Amazon
Enrique Orellana, Modelling native Araucarian forest in Brazil
Andrea Leys, Social learning for resolving community conflict over land-use change to plantation forestry
Graeme Palmer, Conversion modelling: simulating tree stems
Miriam Murphy, What is free about fuelwood? A critique of the value of fuelwood in the rural and squatter settlement households in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea
William Smart, Information system success: evaluation of a carbon accounting and sequestration system
Mila Bristow, Growth of Eucalyptus pellita in mixed species and monoculture plantations
Felicity Harris, The effect of competition on stand, tree, and wood growth and structure in subtropical Eucalyptus grandis plantations
Maina Kariuki, Modelling dynamics including recruitment, growth and mortality for sustainable management in uneven-aged mixed-species rainforests
Gustav Nebel, Seven Amazonian floodplain trees: ecology and management in forestry and agroforestry
Thorsten Treue, Politics and Economics of Tropical High Forest Management DipCompSc(UQ), BA(UQ), BSc(For)(Hons)(ANU), MSc(Oxford), DScFor(UQ) Jerry DipCompSc(UQ), BA(UQ), BSc(For)(Hons)(ANU), MSc(Oxford), DScFor(UQ) Lismore
Lindsay Barnes Grants and Contracts Officer
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Ms MISLib(OTHOS) Lindsay MISLib(OTHOS) Gold Coast
Wendy Britt Research Ethics Officer 0266203611
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Ms Wendy Lismore
Melissa Carey Research Data Coordinator 02 6626 9170
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Dr BA (Hons) (SCU), PhD(SCU) Melissa BA (Hons) (SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Lisa Dooner Research Data Officer 66203881
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Mrs Lisa Lismore
Kim Drinkwater Research Data Officer Library 6620 9407
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Ms AssocDipAppSc(OTHAUS) Kim AssocDipAppSc(OTHAUS) Lismore
Jo Edney Executive Officer 0266203809
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Dr BAppScNatRes(CCAE), GDipAppSc(CSU), MAppSc(CSU), PhD (SCU) Jo BAppScNatRes(CCAE), GDipAppSc(CSU), MAppSc(CSU), PhD (SCU) Lismore