HDR Liaison & Support Team

The Higher Degree Research (HDR) Liaison & Support Team coordinates communication and liaison with prospective and current HDR candidates, Colleges and Service Divisions.

It is the first point of contact for HDR candidates providing advice on a range of HDR administrative processes across the student lifecycle.  

The Team supports the work of the Graduate Research Office (GRO) including maintenance of GRO Share Point sites for HDR Administration and HDR Scholarships. In addition the Team coordinates the HDR Administration Forum, a monthly collaboration with Colleges to network, discuss issues and improvements.

The Team provides support for the Central Scholarships Rounds and other scholarship opportunities for HDR candidates.

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
General enquiries 
Phone +61 2 6125 5777


Contact details
Anushya Kumar 
Deputy Manager, HDR Student Administration (Pre-Candidature, Liaison and Support)
Phone +61 2 6125 1121
Paulina Piira 
HDR Scholarships, Liaison & Communications Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 1796
Zirui Liu 
HDR Support Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 1125
Justin Wood 
Supervision Training & Strategic Support Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 1797