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 below, or if you want to come see us, we’re up the top of Rankine Brown.

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

Contestable research funding

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Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean

Enterprise Development Manager
Research Office

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Jeannette Vine

Jeannette Vine

Research Development Adviser
Research Office

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Dr Mireille Consalvey

Dr Mireille Consalvey

Research Development Advisor · ARC, SGEES and SBS (Ecology)
Research Office

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Kathryn Lawrence

Kathryn Lawrence

Research Development Advisor · FRI, SCPS, SoA, SoDI

Research Development Advisor · - FHSS, Education, Law
· Research Office

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Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson

Research Development Advisor · - SMS, Science in Society, SBS (Cellular & Molecular)
Research Office

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Alice Tappenden

Alice Tappenden

Research Development Adviser · ECS, Robinson, CMIC
Research Office

Māori research collaborations and Vision Mātauranga

Research Development Adviser (Maori)
Research Office

Research partnerships with external organisations

Enterprise Development Adviser
Research Office

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Neb Svrzikapa

Neb Svrzikapa

Enterprise Development Adviser
Research Office

Enterprise Development Adviser
Research Office

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Nicole Van der Laak

Nicole Van der Laak

Enterprise Development Advisor

Contracts and research administration

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

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Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Manager, Research Contracts
Research Office · Research Development Office

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Tess Tuxford

Tess Tuxford

Administrator
Research Office · Contracts and Research Administration

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Priyanka Otawkar

Priyanka Otawkar

Senior Administrator
Research Office

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Marie-Christine Merdan

Marie-Christine Merdan

Administrator

Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF)

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Dr Matt Hall

Dr Matt Hall

Associate Director, Research Services
Research Office

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Philip Roderick

Philip Roderick

Research Data Analyst
Research Office

Human ethics

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Isobel Cairns

Isobel Cairns

Human Ethics and Integrity Adviser
Research Office

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Dr Thushini Jayawardena-Willis

Dr Thushini Jayawardena-Willis

Research Ethics Advisor
Research Office · Research Office

Tatjana Schaefer

Editor
Research Office

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Research Ethics Adviser
Research Office

Research risk and compliance

Senior Risk and Compliance Advisor
Wellington Faculty of Science

Internal funding (REG and URF)

Research Awards and Grants Coordinator
Research Office

Research Information Management—ResearchMaster and Elements

Research Information Systems Administrator
Research Office

Research Information Systems Administrator
Research Office

Research strategy, policy, and engagement

Principal Advisor Research Policy
Research Office

Associate directors

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Ian McIntosh

Ian McIntosh

Associate Director, Research Development
Research Office

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Dr Matt Hall

Dr Matt Hall

Associate Director, Research Services
Research Office