Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellows

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

Senior VCRF Charlotte Conn

The Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowships is a competitive scheme advertised internationally on an annual basis.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their excellent track record and international recognition for undertaking high quality research in one of RMIT's research priority areas.

Dr Troy Innocent

Dr Troy Innocent is a Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University where his creative practice research investigates urban play and its role in re-imagining and co-creating cities.

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Dr Joona Keränen

Dr. Joona Keränen is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor´s Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Business & Law at RMIT University.

His research is focused on understanding how industrial firms can sell, buy, and price value and performance outcomes in business-to-business (B2B) markets.

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Dr Monica Barrett

Monica is a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University. She is currently undertaking a four-year program of research investigating psychoactive drug use in digital society. 

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Dr Francesca Cavalieri

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Dr Anita Quigly

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Dr Jaz Choi

Dr Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is the Director of the Care-full Design Lab and Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, who leads RMIT in the EU Horizon 2020 project, CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures (2020 - 2022).

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Dr Andrew Martin

Dr Andrew Martin is developing new methods of imaging atomic structure with x-rays and electrons for use at the Australian Synchrotron, international x-ray laser facilities and RMIT’s microscopy facility.

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Dr Shaghik Atakaramians

Dr Shaghik Atakamians develops compact terahertz (THz) photonic devices with potential applications in healthcare, public security and communications.

Dr Hannah Badland

Dr Badland researches how improving the liveability of cities through better urban design can enhance health and wellbeing and reduce inequities.

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Dr Xiaobo Chen

Dr Xiaobo Chen researches the functional characteristics of light metal surfaces to enable a wide range of engineering applications in the automotive and biomedical industries.

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Associate Professor Charlotte Conn

Associate Professor Charlotte Conn investigates the use of lipid nanomaterials to increase the stability and activity of biopharmaceuticals over prolonged storage and during in-vivo delivery.

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Dr Shane Culpepper

Dr Shane Culpepper runs the Algorithm Design Lab (ADL) at RMIT where he works on developing scalable algorithms capable of processing and searching massive data collections.

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Associate Professor Anne Harris

Associate Professor Harris examines how we can achieve social transformation through performance, creativity and digital media.

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Associate Professor Nicola Henry

As a socio-legal scholar, Nicola's research focuses on sexual violence and harassment, including technology-facilitated abuse, image-based sexual abuse, sexual assault and harassment in university settings, rape law reform and wartime rape

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Associate Professor Elisa Hill

Associate Professor Elisa Hill is a neuroscientist who is passionate about understanding how changes in gut function occur in neurological diseases and how they might affect mood and behaviour.

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Professor Renata Kokanovic

Professor Renata Kokanovic’s research focuses on health, society and medicine in psychiatric, disability and chronic illnesses along with digital media in health communication.​

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Dr Shelley Marshall

Dr Shelley Marshall is a cross-disciplinary scholar who researches business and human rights and labour regulation in developing countries.

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Dr Jonathan McQualter

Through his work on tissue regeneration, Dr Jonathan McQualter hopes to identify therapeutic strategies to restore lung function for patients with chronic lung disease.

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Dr Stan Karanasios

Dr Stan Karanasios has established research programs in managing ICT in developing countries; organisations and social media; and innovation, management and information sharing in disaster response.

Dr Cecily Maller

Dr Cecily Maller is collaborating with researchers nationally and internationally to undertake comparative research to understand how we can achieve more sustainable forms and aspirations for housing.

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Associate Professor Paul Ramsland

Associate Professor Paul Ramsland comes to RMIT from the Burnet Institute where he was Laboratory Head in the Centre for Biomedical Research.

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Dr Ascelin Gordon

Dr Ascelin Gordon has expertise in the field of Conservation Science and he is working to find solutions to a range of applied environmental and conservation problems.

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Dr Hariz Halilovich

Dr Halilovich has identified novel ways to research how adults and young people use narratives and technologies to build life stories about place, migration, war, reconciliation and communal identity.

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Dr Fiona Macdonald

Dr Fiona Macdonald’s work is concerned with changes in labour markets and employment in social support and care systems both in Australia and internationally.

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Associate Professor Nicolas Menicucci

Associate Professor Nicolas Menicucci is working in the area of quantum simulation which will enable the development of new pharmaceuticals and new materials.

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Dr Warwick Nesbitt

Dr Nesbitt has collaborated extensively with mechanical engineers and bio-engineering colleagues to develop tools and platforms to investigate key biological questions in cell biology and medicine.

Dr Ceridwen Spark

Dr Ceridwen Spark’s research focuses on questions of gender, cultural and ethnic identity in relation to international development, social and political theory and social policy and evaluation.

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Dr Mary Tolcos

Dr Mary Tolcos comes to RMIT from The Ritchie Centre of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research where she was Head of the Developmental Brain Injury and Repair Research Group.

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Associate Professor Julienne van Loon

Associate Professor Julienne van Loon is a critically acclaimed creative writer who has published three major and 27 minor creative works and won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

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Associate Professor Cameron Duff

Cameron's work explores complex health and social problems in urban settings.

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Dr Melinda L. Jackson

Dr Jackson’s research explores the consequences of sleep disturbance and shift work on cognition, mood and neural function.

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Dr Narin Osman

Dr Narin Osman is a Senior Research Fellow and the Deputy Group Leader of the Diabetes Complications Group.

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Dr Alberto Peruzzo

Dr Alberto Peruzzo aims is to implement quantum-enhanced processors and sensors with capabilities beyond today’s computers and measurement systems.

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Dr Libby Porter

Libby's broad research interests in planning and geography explore the ways in which we collectively produce our understanding of space and place.

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Dr Dong Qiu

Dr Dong Qiu's primary research focus is in the field of materials and manufacturing engineering.

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Associate Professor Richard Tay

Richard's research involves the development, implementation and evaluation of multidisciplinary measures to improve road safety and reduce the social cost of road crashes.

Dr Xin Wang

Xin’s research has resulted in advancement of textile technologies and fabrication techniques.

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Dr Kay Cook

Dr Kay Cook's research focuses on subjective responses to social policies, how institutionalised political ideologies manifest in welfare-to-work, child support and child care policies.

Associate Professor Marta Poblet Balcell

Associate Professor Marta Poblet Balcell has research that cuts across many disciplines including political science, law, technology and sociology.

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Dr Alyson Miller

Dr Alyson Miller has established a reputation for cerebral vascular pharmacology and stroke research including stroke risk factors, prevention and treatment.

Dr John Postill

Dr John Postill's research has taken him across several continents as he investigates the relationship between media and social change in different cultural, political and technological contexts.

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Associate Professor Donald Wlodkowic

Associate Professor Donald Wlodkowic has undertaken multidisciplinary research into the development of enabling microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip and bioMEMS technologies.

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Professor Andrew Greentree

Professor Andrew Greentree researches quantum devices in the field of Solid Light, Diamond micro and nano fabrication and Coherent Tunnelling Adiabatic Passage (CTAP).

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Professor Jason Potts

Professor Jason Potts' expertise lies in the study of economic dynamics, particularly in relation to the causes and consequences of innovation.

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Professor Gary Rosengarten

Professor Gary Rosengarten has proven experience as a mechanical engineer in the disciplines of micro/nano technology, chemical engineering and biotechnology.

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Professor Heather Horst

Professor Heather Horst's research interests and experience revolve around the intersection of digital media, material culture, transnational migration, consumption and social change.

Dr Juan Molero-Navajas

Dr Juan Molero-Navajas has expertise in the study of obesity and diabetes, metabolism and drug screening.

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Associate Professor Sarah Spencer

Associate Professor Sarah Spencer has a growing national and international profile in the research fields of stress and perinatal programming of disease.

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Dr Marcelo Stamm

Dr Marcelo Stamm has extensive experience in the philosophy of creativity and design and continental philosophy.

Professor Jared Cole

Professor Jared Cole is a theoretical physicist, specialising in quantum theory and its application in electronics, computing and condensed-matter physics.

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Professor Tania Lewis

Professor Tania Lewis’s research interests include "Lifestyle and consumption" and "Ethical consumerism and sustainability".

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