Key Contacts

Contact the Research Office

Research Office
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 588
Wagga Wagga NSW 2678

General enquiries -

Phone / Fax 02 6933 2578

Associate & Sub-Deans (Graduate Studies)

Name Phone Email

Associate Prof Morgan Luck 
Sub Dean (Graduate Studies)
Faculty of Arts

02 6933 2326

Prof John Hicks
Sub-Dean (Acting)
Faculty of Business

02 6338 4234

Dr Anne Lloyd
Acting Sub Dean (Graduate Studies)
Faculty of Education

02 6933 2468
Dr Gayle Smythe
Associate Dean (Research, Honours & Graduate Students)
Faculty of Science
02 6051 9247

Associate & Sub-Deans (Research)

Name Phone Email

Assoc Prof Dominic O'Sullivan
Acting Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Arts

02 6338 4054

Prof Mark Morrison
Sub-Dean (Research)
Faculty of Business

02 6338 4253

Prof Lisa Given
Acting Sub Dean (Research)
Faculty of Education

02 6933 4092

Dr Gayle Smythe
Associate Dean (Research, Honours & Graduate Students)
Faculty of Science

02 6051 9247

Director, Major Grants and External Links


Dr Mary Kelly
Director, Major Grants & External Links
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

02 6272

Dr Mary Kelly joined CSU at the start of February 2015 in the newly designed role of Director, Major Grants and External Links. This is a strategic appointment focused on providing individuals and groups with medium to long term research planning support, guidance in identifying research funding and collaboration opportunities, and is at a level where Dr Kelly can represent CSU in early-stage research partnership negotiations. Reporting to the DVC (Research) Prof. Sue Thomas and working alongside colleagues within the Research Office, Dr Kelly has already provided tailored advice on Category 1 applications looking at each proposal in its entirety towards maximising competitiveness against every selection criterion. Dr Kelly will focus on major grants, primarily category 1 though not exclusively, working across areas where CSU has been/can be most successful including success within our region. Dr Kelly’s background includes a BSc Hons. Biochemistry (University College Dublin), PhD Microbiology (University of Georgia) as a Fulbright Scholar, Conway Postdoctoral Fellow and Health Research Board Fellow (both based at University College Dublin), 4 years as Research Program Officer, Science Foundation Ireland (Irish equivalent of the ARC), ~ 2 years as Research Office Director, University of Canberra and 5 years at the ARC in a number of different roles including Director, Program Operations NCGP and Branch Manager Strategy. Most recently Dr Kelly worked with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. 

Lindy Cavanagh - Faculty of Education

This video is from the 2013 CSU Grand Final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).

The 3MT™ is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition. 2013 was the first time CSU had entered the 3MT competition.

Three Minute Thesis website

This video is from the 2013 CSU Grand Final Winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).

  • Video | Beauty of the beast

    Anything but nasty.

    • For most of us, ticks and lice mean those nasty little parasitic creatures that feed on the blood or other bits of their hosts. For Charles Sturt University wildlife researcher Dr Maggie Watson, they are anything but nasty.
  • Video | White Wine Spoilage: The Impact of Light

    National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC)

    • Bottle colour and thickness can reduce white wine spoilage from light, increasing shelf life and maintaining quality