Support and training to advance your research skills

The Graduate Research Development team provides support and training with essential research skills. We are here to make sure you are well resourced, supported and informed in completing and presenting your research.

Graduate Research Development

In response to the COVID-19 situation, all graduate research support will be delivered online until further notice. Most courses will be held on their scheduled dates via Echo360 livestream or Zoom. If you have registered for a course via myRDC, you will be emailed the new arrangements.

Email your Graduate Research Development Advisor or gr.development@mq.edu.au to book one-on-one appointments or to join an online research writing group, stating your program (PhD or MRes) and your Faculty/Department.

To receive announcements and access other resources, join the Graduate Research Development iLearn unit.

Services

Graduate Research Development gives you access to a range of face-to-face courses and online training resources covering areas such as:

  • preparing a thesis
  • writing for publication
  • presenting at conferences
  • using software to handle qualitative or quantitative data
  • managing a research project.

Other services

Graduate Research students can access a number of other services to aid in their research preparation.

Contact us

The Graduate Research Development Advisors work closely with the Faculty Associate Deans of Research Training and Performance and Master of Research Directors to tailor support to meet the specific needs of candidates in their faculties.

Dr Juliet Lum
Graduate Research Academy 
Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
Wallumattagal Campus 
Macquarie University NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 4196
E: juliet.lum@mq.edu.au

The Graduate Research Development Advisors for Humanities and Social Sciences include:

Dr Frank Song
Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
Wallumattagal Campus 
Macquarie University NSW 2109 
T: +61 (2) 9850 8491
E: frank.song@mq.edu.au

Dr Francesca Mataraga
Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
Wallumattagal Campus 
Macquarie University NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 9752
E: francesca.mataraga@mq.edu.au

The Graduate Research Development Advisor for Science caters for candidates from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Dr Megan Brewer
Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
Wallumattagal Campus
Macquarie University NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 4429
E: megan.brewer@mq.edu.au

Dr Chris Bilsland
Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
Wallumattagal Campus 
Macquarie University NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 4431
E: christine.bilsland@mq.edu.au

Working days -  Monday, Tuesday &  Thursday

If you have any general enquires, or are unsure of where best to direct your enquiry, email gr.development@mq.edu.au. Hannah Choi, our friendly Graduate Research Administrator, will be happy to assist you.

Ensure that you identify which department/school/faculty you are in so we may best address your enquiry.