Research Office

Our staff form a vibrant research and teaching community and are supported through orientation programmes and ongoing professional development opportunities.

Whether you are new to the University and need help getting started in your research, or you want assistance managing a research grant, we can provide you with a wide range of support services including:

Current staff

Staff can access support through our intranet for:

Contact one of our team

Feel free to contact one of the people listed below. Or, if you want to come and see us, we’re on the top floor of the Rankine Brown Building (the main library).

Physical address: Level 9, Rankine Brown Building, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade.

Postal address: Research Office, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140.


Research funding

Support for Victoria University of Wellington academics in the development of research proposals and budgets for external grant applications.

General enquiries: ResearchFunding@vuw.ac.nz

Director, Research Office

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Liz Prendergast

Director, Research Office

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Rangahau Māori

General enquiries: Rangahau@vuw.ac.nz

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Jacqueline Wardle

Kaiarahi Rangahau Maori
Research Office · Rangahau Māori

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Tiopira Piripi

Kaitohutohu Rangahau Maori
Research Office · Rangahau Māori

Research Funding and Strategy

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Katy Miller

Manager, Research Funding and Strategy · RRI
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Matt Plummer

Senior Research Partner · WSBG, FHSS, Law
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Diwen Cao

Research Partner · ECS, Architecture, WSBG - SIM, FHSS - NZSM, SLC, SCS, SEFTMS.
Research Office · Research Partnerships

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Neb Svrzikapa

Chief Operating Officer, RNA Platform

Ferrier Research Institute

Team Lead, Research Funding · FHSS, Education, Law
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Jeannette Vine

Research Funding Adviser · Faculty of Health and WSBG
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Tess Tuxford

Research Funding Adviser · SBS, Ferrier Research Institute, Psychology
Research Office · Research Funding

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Dr Hayden Thorne

Research Funding Adviser · SGEES, SCPS, ARC, SSiS
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Dr Chris Kroger

Research Funding Adviser
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Donato Romanazzi

Research Funding Adviser

Research Office

Research Funding Coordinator
Research Office · Research Funding Advisors

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Allison Kay

Faculty Research Fund Adviser
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Research Policy and Strategy

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Amber Flynn

Principal Adviser Research Policy
Vice-Chancellor's Office

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Sharon Beattie

PBRF Adviser
Research Office

Contracts and Systems

General enquiries: Research-Contracts@vuw.ac.nz

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Dan Thompson

Manager Contracts and Systems
Research Office

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Lai Ching Tan

Research Contracts Adviser · Research Office
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Research Contracts Adviser

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Zoë Thacker

Senior Administrator
Research Office

Research Information Systems Adviser
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Research Information Systems Adviser
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Konstantina Vasileva

Research Capability Team Leader
Centre for Academic Development

Human ethics

Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity
Research Office

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Dr Victoria Coldham-Fussell

Research Ethics Adviser
Research Office

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Shelly Taylor

Research Ethics Adviser
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Anna Rogers

Ethics Co-ordinator

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