Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Deans (Research)

Associate-Deans (Research)

Associate Professor Peter Simmons
Acting Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Arts & Education

psimmons@csu.edu.au   02 6338 4521

Professor Chang-Tsun Li
Acting Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences

chli@csu.edu.au   02 6933 2948

Professor Frank Marino
Acting Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Science

fmarino@csu.edu.au     02 6338 4268

Responsibilities of Associate Deans (Research)

  • Work with the Directors of Research Centres, Research Groups, and School Committees to enhance research culture, grant applications, publications, and accreditation processes.
  • Actively serving on Research Advisory Committee and participating in developing university-wide research priorities and strategies and feeding these back to Faculties.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the Faculty's strategic research plan in conjunction with all members of the Faculty Research Committee.
  • Take an active role in the administration of research related issues within the Faculty including chairing Faculty Research Committee, being involved in the grant evaluation processes and preparing annual reports.
  • Act as brokers, in conjunction with Centre Directors and Heads of School, to put together transdisciplinary and disciplinary teams to address selected problems
  • Develop and maintain a database of research interests and strengths within the Faculty including those undertaking higher degrees.
  • Meet individually with staff to develop appropriate strategies to assist them with obtaining research grants and publishing, particularly early career researchers.
  • Communicate/advertise current research-related events across the Faculty.
  • Identify annually "Problem Focussed Research Groupings" within and across the Faculties.
  • Liaise with the Research Office on a regular basis about research grant opportunities through the various databases.
  • Work with all staff to encourage and facilitate them to register their research interests in the research funding database.
  • Encourage, mentor and support staff to apply for research grants in collaboration with Senior staff in Research Centres and Heads of Schools.
  • Provide feedback on research grants.