Contact the Graduate School

Graduate school

On-campus location

Lismore Campus
Lismore Campus
Military Road, East Lismore

Mailing Address

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480

Key contacts

For general enquiries about studying at Southern Cross University:

T: +61 2 6620 3219 or +61 2 6626 9186  

Applications/admissions and enrolment questions:


Current student administration, student enquiries:


Submission of examiners, thesis examination and completion, HDR Officer:


Scholarship applications:


Manager, Graduate School:


Southern Cross Postgraduate Association:


Faculty Directors Contacts

Southern Cross University recognises the foundational and critical role of supervision in HDR study. To ensure the quality of this input, the University requires that each HDR student has a supervisory team which consists of a minimum of two University supervisors. In circumstances where additional specialist input is required, an external supervisor may be appointed.

Even if a prospective student already has a sense of a supervisor who may be relevant to his or her research interests, the University encourages all such students to discuss this matter with the relevant Faculty Director for Higher Degrees by Research Training ('the DHDRT'). Within each Faculty, this role is dedicated to managing and facilitating the HDR program.

If you need assistance in contacting an appropriate supervisor please contact the relevant DHDRT.

The Higher Degrees Research Committee is the advisory committee to the Academic Board on issues of Higher Degree Research policy and training (including Masters, PhDs and Professional Doctorates) across the University.

The committee is made of up the following members:

  • Chair, Nominee of Academic Board in consultation with DVCR: Dean Graduate Studies, Professor Les Christidis
  • Faculty Directors of Higher Degree Research Training as listed below.

Directors of HDR Training:

School/SRC Contact Email
Faculty of Education Professor Liz Mackinlay
Faculty of Science and Engineering A/Professor Renaud Joannes-Boyau 
Faculty of Health Professor John Hurley 
Faculty of Business, Law and Arts Dr Wes Hill
GNIBI College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Dr Catherine Howlett