Research office

What do we do?

The VCA & MCM Research Office is a professional unit within the Faculty that works in partnership with our academic and graduate researchers to advance the Faculty's research agenda, providing a range of services and support to research staff and graduate research students. The Faculty Research Office has responsibility for the following main areas:

  • The Graduate Research Program at the VCA and MCM
  • Research Publications and Outputs, including the annual collections (e.g. DIISR) and other research performance exercises (e.g. ERA)
  • Research Funding, grants and awards including pre and post award matters
  • Human research ethics approval for research projects
  • Research planning, reporting and advice
  • Research promotion and communications

In addition the Research Office coordinates and promotes a number of events for staff and graduate researchers.  It also provides support and advice to the Dean, Associate Dean and Directors/Chairs (Research & Research Training) on research and graduate research matters.

For a detailed service catalogue and standard operating procedures for each of these services, please see the Research Office page on the Staff Intranet (staff log-in only).

Who are we?

Staff, Location and Contact Details

The VCA & MCM Research Office consists of the following staff members (based at both the Southbank and Parkville campuses):

VCA & MCM Research Office

T: +61 3 9035 9175


Manager, Research and Industry

Kathie Barwick

T: +61 3 8345 9424


RHD Coordinator 

David Strover      

T: +61 3 9035 3471


RHD Officer

Grazina Pranauskas

T: +61 3 9035 9082


Research Coordinator

Bianca Durrant

T: +61 3 9035 9241


Research Officer 

Belinda Kelly

T: +61 3 9035 9095


Casual Research Officer

Sophie Boyd-Hurrell (Tuesday and Thursday)

T: +61 3 9035 9175



Southbank campus – Old Police Hospital Building (Bldg #865), 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank

Parkville campus – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Bldg #141), Royal Parade, Parkville

For further information on the Faculty's Professional Services, visit this webpage:

Who do we work with?

The Academic Leaders of Research and Research Training at the Faculty of the VCA & MCM are: