Research Fellows

Fostering a dynamic and productive research environment within the University, Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Researcher Fellowships offer prestigious positions to researchers at all career levels.

Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellows

Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellows are internationally recognised experts in their field with excellent research track records.

Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellows

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows are nationally recognised for their research contributions and establishing strong research track records through quality research outputs.

Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship awardees are emerging researchers who are building their research careers following the completion of their PhD.

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Meet some of our current Fellows

Dr Hao Van, Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow

Dr Hao Van is a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the Biosciences & Food Technology Discipline, School of Science, Bundoora West Campus. Listen to why Hao joined the RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships program.

Dr Nasir Mahmood, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow

Dr Nasir Mahmood is a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Engineering. Listen to why Nasir joined RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships program.

Dr Joel Stern, Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Joel Stern is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media & Communication. Listen to why Joel joined RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships program.

Dr Hardik Bhimani, Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Hardik Bhimani is the Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the School of Management. Listen to why Hardik joined RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships program.

Congratulations to our 2022 Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellows  

RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships for 2022 have been awarded to 19 outstanding researchers, selected for their research achievements, leadership and excellence in their fields.  
 
Our VC Fellowships program is internationally acclaimed for its applied, interdisciplinary research focus.
 
This year’s Fellows’ experience and expertise align with  RMIT’s Strategic Research Priority Themes and  our Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs).  
 
Congratulations and welcome to our 2022 RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellows

Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows: 

  • Dr Yunhui Chen, School of Engineering, STEM College  
  • Dr Justyna Dabrowska, School of Management, COBL  
  • Associate Professor Melanie Davern, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, DSC College
  • Dr Nasir Mahmood, School of Science, STEM College  
  • Dr Mahsa Majzoobi, School of Science, STEM College  
  • Dr Ruchika Ojha, School of Science, STEM College  
  • Dr Rebecca Olive, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, DSC College 
  • Dr Thi Thu Hao Van, School of Science, STEM College  

 
Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows: 

  • Dr Hardik Bhimani, School of Management, COBL  
  • Dr Mohammad Saberian Boroujeni, School of Engineering, STEM College  
  • Dr David Kelly, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, DSC College  
  • Dr Shruti Nirantar, School of Engineering, STEM College 
  • Dr Amy Spiers, School of Art, DSC College  
  • Dr Joel Stern, School of Media and Communication, DSC College  
  • Dr Ellen van Holstein, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, DSC College  
  • Dr Bao Yue Zhang, School of Engineering, STEM College 

 

Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellows: 

  • Dr Jodi Edwards, School of Art, DSC College  
  • Dr Elizabeth Flynn, School of Media and Communication, DSC College  

Interested in becoming a RMIT research fellow?

Follow the link below to view the RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships page where you'll find information on application dates and how to apply.

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