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.


Acting Executive Dean 
Professor Christine Ure

Associate Dean (Partnerships and International)
Associate Professor Katya Johanson

Associate Dean (Research)
Professor Jack Reynolds

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Professor Damian Blake

School and institute staff members

Administrative functional groups

Office of the Executive Dean

Faculty General Manager
Matthew McDonough

Strategic Planning and Projects Manager
Cayla Edwards

Project Officer
Heather Rose

Administrative and Project Officer
Emily Hodge

Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator
Kirsty Romanelli

Health, Safety and Environment Project Officer
Michael Farrugia

Maddi McConachy

Health, Safety and Environment Project Assistant
Katy Holmes

Business Services Portfolio

Portfolio Manager – Business Services
Duncan Miles

Senior Management Accountant
Fiona Herbert

Management Accountant, Research
Amy Bieser

Georgia Hunt

Finance Assistant
Amy Shay

Assistant Business Information and Finance Analyst
Yaser Shah

Planning Analyst
Morris Long

Business Operations Support Coordinator
Kathryn Campbell

Administration Officer (HR)
Jodie Richmond

Administration Officer (HR)
Melissa Delport

Administration Officer (HR)
Joanne Zivillica

Travel and Finance Officer
Marita Bentley

Travel and Finance Officer
Simone Truswell
Travel and Finance Officer
Anita Armour

Travel and Finance Officer
Jess Emery

Transaction Officer
Scott Cavanagh

Engagement Portfolio


Portfolio Manager, Engagement
Kathryn Whitney

Work Integrated Learning Manager

Senior Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Kirsty Dixon (on leave)

Work Integrated Learning Manager, Mobility
Rose Watson (Acting)

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Angela Jubber

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Beth Anderson

Work Integrated Learning Manager, Internships
Sophia StJames

Manager, Marketing, Recruitment & External Engagement
Stephanie Moore

Team Leader, Marketing Communications
Kaitlin Hopkins

Senior Marketing and External Engagement Officer
Danni La Gamba

Senior Communications Designer
Madi Millet-Riley

Senior Digital Communications Officer
Margaret Ryan

Digital Support Officer
Natasha Ferdinands

Digital Content Assistant
Aubrey Comben

International & Partnerships Manager
Michael Knopp

Partnership Development Coordinator
Chris Trott

Partnership Support Officer
Tanya Peters
Project Coordinator
Ronnie Seignior

Peer Support & Transition Coordinator
Georgina Clarke (on maternity leave)
Jennifer Hurley

Research Portfolio


Strategic Research Services Manager
David Gall

Grants Officer
Sharna Thomason

Grants Officer
Melissa Cogdon

Senior HDR Adviser, Publications
Lisa Morwood

Research Administrative Officer
Kylie Koulkoudinas

Senior HDR Advisor
Robyn Ficnerski

Administrative Assistant
Margaret McKay

HDR Academic Skills Adviser
Donna-Lee Frieze

HDR Academic Skills Adviser
Kate Hall

Teaching and Learning Portfolio

Portfolio Manager, Teaching and Learning
Anthea Gray

Manager, Curriculum and Governance
Amanda Henczel

Digital Learning Manager
Joseph Grasso

Governance Coordinator
Sophie Hill

Governance Officer
Kate White

Curriculum Coordinator
Lindsey Pepper

Administration Officer (Curriculum)
Beryl Wilson

Administration Officer (Curriculum)
Chloe Murphy

Administration Officer (Curriculum)
Kelli O’Hern

Administration Officer (Curriculum)
Emma Smitten

Curriculum Assistant
Nicole Thomas

Digital Learning Education Designer
Karine Cosgrove

Coordinator, Digital Learning Technologies
Cate Oke

Digital Learning Support Officer
Sam Threlfall

Digital Learning Support Officer
Induwara Bandaranayake

Student Experience Manager
Sumita Verma

Student Experience Coordinator
Katerina Pikoulas

Academic Progress & Integrity Coordinator
Leah McCabe

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Kellie Henson

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Aastha Shrestha

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

Student Adviser - Burwood
Catherine Anstiss

Senior Student Adviser - Geelong
Maddison Howie

Student Experience Officer Geelong
Madi Naughton
Faculty Timetable Coordinator
Carmen Nigro

Information Communication Technology Group


IT Manager
Matt Freeman

Resources Coordinator
Ritesh Foolchand
Resources Officer – IT
Howard Wong

IT Trainee
Michael Epworth