The Faculty of Medicine has a research office that is dedicated to supporting our research staff and higher degree by research students. The Research Strategy and Support office is led by Associate Dean (Research), Professor Elizabeth Eakin, with support from research partnerships managers, administrative, and external relations staff.

Working with the Faculty Research Committee and Faculty Higher Degree by Research Committee, the research office works to:

  • Provide advice to staff on external research funding schemes, strategies for developing competitive funding applications and research training (HDR students).
  • Identify, cultivate and profile the research strengths of the Faculty
  • Facilitate integration across the organisational units that make up the Faculty
  • Facilitate the establishment of new partnerships with other research entities, funding bodies and industry
  • Develop research and research training strategies to enhance the research performance and profile of the Faculty
  • Manage a number of internal and some external research funding schemes.
  • Provide a network of support for research and higher degree by research student administrative staff in Schools, Centres and Institutes

Research Development Officers

Research Development Officers (RDOs)





School of Biomedical Sciences, (SBMS)

Dr Meredith Downes

336 51348   

UQ Diamantina Institute, (UQ DI)

Kylie Hengst

344 37024  

School of Public Health, (SPH)

Kate Gadenne

336 55374  

Child Health Research Centre, (CHRC)

Grace Raki

334 65315  

UQ Centre for Clinical Research, (UQCCR)

Roheen Gill

334 65099  

Centre for Health Services Research, (CHSR)

Roheen Gill

334 65311  

Clinical Liaison Officers

Clinical Liaison Officers (CLOs)





All Clinical Units

Roheen Gill

334 65316  

Lisa Hennell

334 65311

Faculty research support

Faculty Research Support





Faculty Office

Anne Louise Bulloch, Manager of Research and Research Training

334 65441

Dr Sarah Flaim, Senior Research Partnerships Manager

334 65369

Grace Raki, Administration Officer (Research)

334 65315

Rhonda Ploeger, Executive Assistant to Associate Dean (Research) and Research Dean

334 65305

Research Partnerships Managers

Dr Sarah Flaim, Senior Research Partnerships Manager, leads the Faculty of Medicine’s team of Research Partnerships Managers. She can be contacted at

Research Partnerships Managers (RPMs)


RPM Contact



Child Health Research Centre (CHRC)

Jen Sodziak


334 65358

Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ)

UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR)

Debbie Bullock

334 65320

School of Clinical Medicine (SOCM)

School of Public Health (SPH)

Nyree Divitini

334 65360

Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR)

Australian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN)

UQ Diamantina Institute (UQDI)

Skye Van De Vorst

334 65371

School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS)


Clinical Units*/School

RPM Contact



Rural Clinical School

Debbie Bullock

334 65320

Primary Care CU



Hervey Bay CU

Rockhampton CU

Bundaberg CU

Ochsner CS



Jen Sodziak



334 65358




Mater CU


Skye Van de Vorst 334 65371

Sunshine Coast CU

Greenslopes CU

Ipswich CU

Toowoomba CU

St Lucia CU

*Abbreviations: CHQ CU; Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit, OMD; The Office of the Medical Dean Clinical Unit, PCH N CU - Prince Charles Hospital Northside Clinical Unit, RB CU Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, PAH-S CU; Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit, OME; Office of Medical Education

Higher Degree by Research

Research Committees

Faculty of Medicine Research Committees

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Elizabeth Eakin

334 65305

School of Biomedical Sciences

Professor Elizabeth Coulson

336 59022

School of Clinical Medicine

Professor Paul Colditz

334 66014

School of Public Health

A/Professor Genevieve Healy

336 55039

Rural Clinical School

A/Professor Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan

07 4616 5494

Centre for Health Services Research

Professor Len Gray

3176 5530

Children’s Health Research Centre

Dr Leanne Sakzewski

3069 7345

Mater Research Institute – UQ

A/Professor Allison Pettit

UQ Centre for Clinical Research

Professor Jason Roberts

334 65032

UQ Diamantina Institute

Professor Riccardo Dolcetti

344 36953

Statistical Support

The Faculty of Medicine provides a statistical advisory service to Faculty of Medicine Academics and Academic Title Holders, Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and MD/MBBS students undertaking research within the Faculty of Medicine.

To access this service, please download and complete the Statistical Support Service Request and email the completed form to Associate Professor Jason Ferris  with a copy to the Faculty HLO mailbox Please submit your request well in advance, as appointments may not be available at short notice, particularly in peak periods.

Please note for HDR and MD/MBBS research students, your principal supervisor must approve the request prior to submitting a request form. Approval may be provided by an email approval or signing the request form.

Download Statistical Support service request [.pdf]