Local Research Support Staff

N.B - If you are looking for assistance in finding a research degree supervisor and you have already followed the instructions here, please contact the Research Degree Coordinator (RDC).  Please include details of the supervisors you have contacted when contacting a RDC.

UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance

Academic Unit Contact:


Dean of Research: Professor Alison Coates
Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

Professor Marie Williams 

Dr Ashleigh Smith

A/Prof Beben Benyamin

Dr Margarita Tsiros

Dr Brenton Hordacre


UniSA Business

Academic Unit Contact: Bis-research@unisa.edu.au
Dean of Research: Professor Nancy Arthur

Professorial Lead

Professor Martin Shanahan
Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

Dr Basil Tucker - Accounting, Finance and Property

Dr Zen Lu- Economics

Dr Jamie Cleland – Sport and Management

A/Professor Danny Soetanto - HR & Tourism 

Professor Byron Sharp - Marketing


UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences

Academic Unit Contact:


Dean of Research:
Professor Alan Boddy
Professorial Lead:

A/Prof Sally Plush

Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

A/Prof Maurizo Costabile

A/Prof Larisa Bobrovskaya

Professor Clive Prestidge

A/Prof Anton Blencowe

A/Prof Rietie Venter

A/Prof Cobus Gerber

Dr Kristen Bremmell

A/Prof Lisa Kalisch-Ellett

Dr Vijay Suppiah

Dr Tim Barnes

A/Prof David Foster

A/Prof Karen Murphy

Professor Alan Boddy

A/Prof Andrea Stringer

Dr Brian Dale

A/Prof Cameron Bracken

Dr Catherine King

Dr Loretta Dorstyn

Dr Nirmal Robinson

A/Prof Philip Gregory

Dr Jantina Manning

Dr Julie Fleet

A/Prof Gabrielle Todd


UniSA Creative

Academic Unit Contact: CTV-Research@unisa.edu.au
Dean of Research:
Associate Professor Elizabeth Ellison
Professorial Lead for Research Education

Dr Matthew Rofe

Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

Dr Matthew Rofe

Dr Sean Pickersgill

Dr Jessica White

Dr Saige Walton


UniSA Education Futures

Academic Unit Contact: EDC-Research@unisa.edu.au
Dean of Research: Professor Sam Sellar
Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

Dr Deborah Price 

Dr Robyne Garrett - MPEU


UniSA Justice and Society

Academic Unit Contact: jus-hdr@unisa.edu.au
Dean of Research:
Professor Jill Dorrian
Professorial Leads A/Prof Amanda Hutchinson
Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

Dr Harry Savelsberg

Dr David Radford 

Dr Michelle Fernando



Academic Unit Contact:


Dean of Research Professor Jason Whittle
Professorial Leads Professor Yan Zhuge
Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

A/Prof Shahraam Afshar

A/Prof Wolfgang Mayer

Dr Georg Grossmann

Dr Jorge Ochoa Paniagua

A/Prof Guna Hewa Alankarage

Professor Xing Ma

A/Prof Justin Payne


Future Industries Institute

Institute Contact:


Director: Professor Peter Murphy
Research Degree Coordinator (RDC):

Dr Gary Owens - STEM

Professor Haolan Xu - STEM

Professor Albert Juhasz - STEM 

Dr Zlatko Kopecki - Clinical and Health Sciences