Faculty staff

Deakin’s Faculty of Arts and Education is the University’s largest faculty. It’s staffed by an expert team of dedicated academics, researchers, technicians, program managers and support and administrative personnel.

Use our faculty list to contact staff. You can also see individual staff profiles to find out more about areas of expertise, publications and awards.

Executive

Executive Dean 
Professor Brenda Cherednichenko

Associate Dean (Partnerships and International)
Associate Professor Katya Johanson

Associate Dean (Research)
Professor Jack Reynolds

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Associate Professor Damian Blake

School and institute staff members

Administrative functional groups

Office of the Executive Dean

Position
Faculty General Manager
Matthew McDonough

Administration services

Position
Manager, Administration Services
Sally Collins (on secondment) 
Manager (acting), Administration Services
Heather Rose
Senior Administrative Officer
Vacant 
Senior Administrative Officer
Kate White
Administrative Officer – HR
Ramona Browne
Administrative Assistant
Emma Smitten
Administrative Assistant - FGM
Emily Hodge
Administrative Assistant
Melissa Delport

Digital Learning

Position
Manager, Digital Learning
Joseph Grasso
Digital Learning Education Designer
Karine Cosgrove
Digital Learning Design Officer
Rose Babaee
Digital Learning Technical Officer
Cate Oke
Digital Learning Support Officer
Vacant 
Digital Learning Support Officer
Induwara Bandaranayake

Academic Programs

Position
Academic Programs Manager
Anthea Gray 
Project Manager
Janelle Browning
Planning Analyst
Tamara Harvey 
Governance Coordinator
Sophie Hill
Academic Programs Coordinator
Lindsey Pepper
Senior Academic Programs Officer
Kim Morrison
Administration Officer (Curriculum)
Beryl Wilson
Administration Officer (Curriculum)
Chloe Murphy (on maternity leave)
Curriculum Assistant
Vacant
Academic Programs Officer
Marita Bentley

Finance Unit

Position
Finance Manager
Duncan Miles
Management Accountant
Jane Corneby
Management Accountant, Research
Amy Bieser 
Accountant
Georgia Hunt
Senior Finance Officer
Amanda Sutherland
Finance and Travel Officer
Simone Truswell
Finance and Travel Officer 
Anita Armour 
Finance and Travel Officer
Jess Emery 
Finance Administrative Officer
Scott Cavanagh
Trainee
Heinrich Kruger

International and Partnerships

Position
Manager, International & Partnerships
Michael Knopp 
Manager, Marketing, Recruitment and External Engagement
Stephanie Moore
Partnership Development Coordinator
Chris Trott
Senior Marketing and External Engagement Officer
Danni La Gamba
Senior Communications Designer
Kaitlin Hopkins
Senior Digital Communications Officer
Margaret Ryan
Digital Support Officer
Natasha Ferdinands
Student Recruitment Officer
Sarah Bunting 
Partnership Officer
Tanya Peters

Strategic Research Services

Position
Strategic Research Services Manager
David Gall 
Grants Officer
Sharna Thomason (on maternity leave)
Melissa Cogdon 
Research Partnerships Officer
Dr Anas Sultan 
Research Administrative Officer
Lisa Morwood
Senior HDR Advisor
Robyn Ficnerski 
Administrative Assistant
Margaret McKay
Administrative Assistant
 Laura Huf
HDR Academic Skills Adviser
Donna-Lee Frieze
HDR Academic Skills Adviser
Kate Hall

Resources

Position
Manager, Resources
Matt Freeman
Resources Coordinator
Ritesh Foolchand
Resources Officer – IT
Howard Wong 
Resources Officer – Events
Teagan Blower 
Resources Assistant
Sam Threlfall
Resources Assistant
Michael Farrugia
Health, Wellbeing and Safety Coordinator
Kirsty Romanelli
Trainee
Georgia Fairchild

Student Experience

Position
Student Experience Manager
Sumita Verma
Student Experience Coordinator
Katerina Pikoulas
Academic Progress & Integrity Coordinator
Leah McCabe 
Senior Student Experience Officer - Burwood
Kellie Henson
Senior Student Experience Officer - Geelong
Jess Albrecht
Academic Progress & Integrity Officer – Burwood
Nerissa Skevington 
Academic Progress & Integrity Officer – Burwood
Debra Black (on maternity leave)
Academic Progress & Integrity Officer – Geelong
Clare Agg
Academic Progress & Integrity Officer – Burwood
Stephanie Jauffret 
Student Experience Officer – Burwood
Monica Hearn 
Student Experience Officer – Burwood
Nonny Elliott-Dedman 
Student Experience Officer– Geelong
Danika Armytage 
Ronnie Seignior (on secondment)
Alexandra Singleton 
Peer Support & Transition Coordinator
Georgina Clarke (on maternity leave)
Jennifer Hurley 
Faculty Timetable Coordinator
Carmen Nigro

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Position
Manager, Work Integrated Learning
Kathryn Whitney
Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Kirsty Dixon
Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Vacant 
Work Integrated Learning Adviser
Beth Anderson
Work Integrated Learning Adviser
Rose Watson