Graduate Research Office

About GRO

Welcome to the GRO at the Australian National University. The GRO was established as the central Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student Administration Office for the University. It commenced operations on 18 February 2019.

The GRO has a key liaison function with the Colleges and other Central Divisions to provide consistent HDR administrative support. The office is dedicated to improving the HDR student experience and is focussed on delivering effective services, advice and support to HDR candidate and staff  from application through to completion.

The GRO is part of the Office of the Dean, Higher Degree Research. The Office of the Dean, Higher Degree Research provides the academic leadership, strategic direction and oversight of the University's HDR Programs to ensure delivery of high-quality, internationally benchmarked research programs.

Location

Ground Floor Haydon Allen Building (22) next to the Tank lecture Theatre

 

Mailing Address

The Australian National University

Graduate Research Office 

Haydon Allen Building 22

University Avenue

Canberra ACT 2601

Australia

Contact us

Our physical office is closed as we are currently operating remotely. Our preferred method of contact is via email to one of our functional email accounts.  If you are unsure of which email account to contact please email gro@anu.edu.au. Alternatively you can call us from 9am - 12pm and 1 - 4pm on weekdays (excluding ACT public holidays). 

Vision statement

To excel in administration and enhance the experience for the higher degree research (HDR) community.

Mission statement

GRO is here to support the HDR Candidate lifecycle and journey.

The Graduate Research Office’s mission is to promote and exemplify best practice in HDR administration. We will support you by providing trusted and dependable advice. We aim to anticipate and resolve problems including improving and streamlining processes. You can expect a service that is responsive, reliable and dynamic.

Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Well-being

Key responsibilities

HDR Admissions HDR Scholarships HDR Candidature HDR Examinations
Coordination of the admission process, issuing outcomes to domestic and international HDR candidates, support for Joint and Dual award program admissions Management of central scholarship rounds, offers, set up payments and reimbursements,  variations and coordination of other opportunities Candidature management (processing enrolments & variations such as program leave, extensions and changes to intensity) and oversight of timely progression Management of thesis submissions, examinations, and thesis restrictions

Other responsibilities

 

  • HDR Supervision Development, Training and Register – administrative support for the HDR Supervision Development Framework. 
  • Development - support of central HDR administrative improvements.
  • Governance – administrative quality assurance and compliance, operational policy interpretation & advice.
  • HDR Case Management – support to the Dean HDR, candidates and staff on individual HDR issues. 

Contact us

 

Our teams & contacts

Functional

Name
Contact details
General enquiries 
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Admissions (Future students) 
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Candidature (Current students) 
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Thesis Examination 
Phone +61 2 6125 5777

People

Name
Contact details
Anushya Kumar 
Deputy Manager, HDR Operations
Phone +61 2 6125 1121
Rebecca Noble 
HDR Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Penny Swan 
HDR Operations Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 8715
Ellen Bell 
HDR Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Michelle Bettanin 
HDR Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Clare Cousins 
HDR Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Hien Dao 
HDR Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Laura Martin 
HDR Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Keira Moore 
HDR Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Alison Norman 
HDR Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Carla van Hagen 
Senior Project Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777
Justin Wood 
HDR Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5777