Graduate Advisers

Each programme designates a staff member as its graduate adviser. If you are seeking a supervisor for a research project, dissertations and/or theses you should consult with a graduate adviser. The graduate adviser may help students with the process of planning their graduate study either by discussions with them or by suggesting which academic staff the student should approach.

Graduate Advisers are available throughout the year to:

  • Check applications to enrol;
  • Give preliminary advice on papers and supervision before directing students to different members of the programme;
  • Arrange decisions about room allocation, computer allocation and servicing, the disbursement of programme resources, etc.;
  • Deal with issues that arise (e.g., disputes over grades for theses).

The following is a list of graduate advisers in your subject or programme area, and their contact information.

Applied Linguistics

Dr Ian Bruce

Senior Lecturer, Convenor Applied Linguistics Programme


Dr Maria Galikowski

Senior Lecturer, Convenor, International Languages and Cultures


Dr Kirstine Moffat

Associate Professor, English

Environmental Planning

Professor Iain White

Associate Dean Research


Dr William Jennings

Deputy Head of School, Senior Lecturer, International Languages and Cultures (French)

International Relations and Security Studies; Political Science; Public Policy

Professor Priya Kurian

Graduate Adviser (Political Science, Public Policy, IRSS), Professor


Dr Fumiko Nishimura

Senior Lecturer, International Languages and Cultures (Japanese)


Dr Rachael Griffiths-Hughes

Senior Lecturer, Music


Dr Michael Williams

Associate Professor, Music


Dr Justine Kingsbury

Associate Dean Postgraduate for the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy


AProf Liezl van Zyl

Associate Professor, Philosophy


Professor M Garry


Screen and Media Studies

Dr Kyle Barrett

Lecturer, Screen and Media Studies

Theatre Studies

Dr Laura Haughey

Senior Lecturer, Theatre and Dance

Theatre Studies

Associate Professor Karen Barbour

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

Writing Studies

Dr Tracey Slaughter

Senior Lecturer, Convenor, Writing Studies