Contact the Graduate School

Graduate School

Lismore Campus
Level 3, R Block
Lismore Campus
Military Road, East Lismore

Mailing Address:
R Block
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480

Key Contacts

For general enquiries about studying at Southern Cross University:

T: +61 2 6626 9186 or +61 2 6620 3705

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 - Student Representative:

Katie Hotko
T: +61 2 6659 3900

School/Centres 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 School/Special Research Centre Director for Higher Degrees by Research Training ('the SDHDRT'). Within each School/SRC, this role is dedicated to managing and facilitating the HDR program.

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

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
  • School Directors of Higher Degree Research Training as listed below.

Directors of HDR Training

School of Arts and Social Sciences A/Professor Annie Mitchell
School of Education A/Professor Lexi Lasczik
School of Environment, Science and Engineering A/Professor Damien Maher
School of Health and Human Sciences Professor John Hurley
School of Law and Justice Dr Rohan Price
School of Business and Tourism A/Professor Michael Charles
Southern Cross GeoScience Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau
Southern Cross Plant Science Dr Ben Liu