Among our Faculty members, you will meet scholars who are established leaders in their fields, and also the best and brightest of a rising generation of teachers and researchers.

See our key contacts for lists of academics and staff members that you may need to connect with to help you stay on track, and also to explore further academic activities.


Current UNSW Arts & Social Sciences students

For all our current UNSW Arts and Social Sciences students, we are here to help! For any question you might have, reach out to us via FASSConnect and we’ll connect you with the right people. We’re here to support you in your studies.

Your experience is important to us and we are keen to hear from you and assist you. If the chat is closed, your query will be redirected to the email address.

This functionality is available all week, with set hours on each day. 

The opening hours for Live Chat are as follow:

Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm

If you are a current student seeking advice specific to your studies, such as program requirements, progression, transfer or other questions, the Arts and Social Sciences Student Services team are here to assist you. Please contact them via phone on +61 (2) 8936 7005 or submit the online enquiry form if you prefer. Their office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

To assist you in finding the right contacts to reach out to, we have included below a list of key contacts.

Prospective students

If you are a prospective student seeking advice on our programs, a specialist is here to advise you in our enquiry centre via

    Key Contacts

    Faculty Leadership

    Dean – Professor Claire Annesley 

    Deputy Dean – Associate Professor David Blaazer

    Associate Dean Research – Associate Professor Geoffrey Levey

    Associate Dean Research Teaching – Professor Dorottya Fabian

    Associate Dean Education – Associate Professor Cath Ellis

    Associate Dean International – Professor Marc Williams 

    Associate Dean Enterprise, Impact and Engagement – Associate Professor Christy Newman  

    Faculty Executive Director – David Cami


    Faculty Staff

    Operations Manager – Catherine Rowe 

    Research Manager – Hanne Bjellaanes 

    Education Support Manager – Yan Liu

    Change Manager – Melody Framp 

    Executive Officer – Melinda Harvey  

    Heads of School/Centre Directors

    The Head of School / Centre Director works closely with the Dean and the University leadership teams to lead and manage the School or Centre’s strategic direction and student education experience.

    Your Head of School or Centre Director is here to support you and can be contacted directly for any queries or concerns you have that cannot be sufficiently addressed by your Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) or Deputy Head of School (Research).

    Contact details for your Head of School / Centre Director are below:

    Deputy Heads of School, Learning and Teaching

    The Deputy Head of School, Learning & Teaching, has oversight over the planning, administration, and delivery of the learning and teaching portfolio in the School.

    Any queries or concerns that cannot or have not been effectively answered by your course convenor, Stream/Program Convenor or Grievance Officer, please contact your DHoS (L&T). Your DHoS (L&T) would also welcome any feedback you may have about your student experience in the School.

    Contact details for your Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) are below:

    Deputy Heads of School, Research

    The Deputy Head of School (Research) leads and supports the School’s academic research programs, and is available to assist you with research strategy, publication strategy and planning your career in research.

    For any queries related to postgraduate research that cannot be addressed by your Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator, you can forward your query to the Deputy Head of School (Research).

    Contact details for your Deputy Heads of School (Research) are below:

    School Manager

    The School Manager is responsible for the hands-on administrative and operational management of the School.  
    School Managers oversee the teaching support and general administration of the School.

    Any student related enquiries should be directed first to your course convenor or The Nucleus: Student Hub. School Managers are available to assist you if you are unsure who to direct your enquiries to.

    Contact details for your School Manager are below:


    School of the Arts and Media (SAM) 

    Head of School (HOS) – Professor Michael Balfour

    Deputy Head of School, Learning and Teaching – Collin Chua

    Deputy Head of School, Research – Associate Professor Chris Danta

    School Manager – Julie Miller

    School of Education 

    Head of School (HOS) – Professor Kim Beswick

    Deputy Head of School, Learning and Teaching – Associate Professor Jae Jung

    Deputy Head of School, Research – Associate Professor Scott Eacott

    Director of Professional Experience – Associate Professor Tony Loughland 

    School Manager – Jennifer Perkins 

    School of Humanities and Languages (HAL)

    Head of School (HOS) – Professor Timothy O’Leary

    Deputy Head of School, Learning and Teaching – Associate Professor Stephen Doherty 

    Deputy Head of School, Research – Professor Grace Karskens 

    School Manager – Dennison Lindberg 

    School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

    Head of School (HOS) – Professor Jan Breckenridge 

    Deputy Head of School, Learning and Teaching – Associate Professor Alyce McGovern 

    Deputy Head of School, Research – Associate Professor Elizabeth Thurbon 

    School Manager – Francy Fan 

    Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) and Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) 

    Centre Director – Professor Carla Treloar

    Research Director – Associate Professor Kylie Valentine

    Please note face-to-face services are currently suspended.

    In keeping with advice from NSW health, and the additional measures UNSW has adopted to help shape the profile of the COVID-19 epidemic, we are temporarily suspending face-to-face Arts & Social Sciences Student Support services from The Nucleus: Student Hub

    We are still here to support you online and via phone.


    The Arts & Social Sciences Student Services staff are on hand to help.

    Faculty Student Services staff provide expert student administration support to our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. They are your first point of contact if you are seeking advice on any aspect of admission, enrolment and graduation.

    At the Student Services team can help with: 

    • Admissions
    • Academic Standing
    • Advanced Standing/Credit Transfer
    • Change of Major or Specialisation
    • Cross-Institutional Study
    • Enrolment (or study) advice
    • Enrolment overload
    • Exchange and/or study abroad
    • Faculty forms
    • Faculty rules for undergraduate and postgraduate students
    • Graduation checks
    • Internal program transfers
    • Online Handbook
    • Permissible Timetable Clashes
    • Program leave, deferment and discontinuation
    • Program and course advice
    • Progression checks


    Contact us

    Location: The Nucleus: Student Hub in the Library 

    (Temporarily closed for face-to-face enquiries until further notice)

    Phone: (02) 8936 7005

    Online enquiry: Ask a Question form

    Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am - 5pm

    Grievance Officers are here to support you should you have any course-related complaint that cannot or has not been effectively resolved with your tutor, lecturer, course convenor or Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching).

    It is advisable to try and resolve any issues by first reaching out to your tutor, lecturer, or course convenor. If you are unsure who to turn to or you need additional advice, contact your School Grievance Officer.

    Your School Grievance Officer will ensure that your complaint or concern is escalated to the appropriate person in the Faculty and will provide support and guidance at each stage of the complaint process.

    Your Arts & Social Sciences Grievance Officers are below:

    If you have a course-related complaint, you have a number of options for how you can raise the issue.

    The first option is usually to discuss your problem with your tutor, your lecturer, or the course coordinator. Alternatively, you could seek advice from your School Grievance Officer. If you intend to approach the School Grievance Officer, begin by sending an email.

    The contact details for the Arts & Social Sciences Grievance Officers are listed below

    School of the Arts & Media: Dr Christopher Kremmer

    School of Education: Dr Susan O'Neill

    School of Humanities & Languages: Associate Professor James Phillips

    School of Social Sciences: Dr Melanie White

    What can a Course Convenor help me with?

    Course Convenors play an integral role in the management, conduct, teaching and assessment of a course. Your Course Convenor is responsible for ensuring the quality of UNSW academic programs and supporting student success.

    Contact your Course Convenor if you need help with:

    • Assessment / exam requirements 
    • Textbook requirements 
    • Attendance and participation concerns 
    • Course content 
    • Course profile  
    • Curriculum 
    • Anything else that relates to your specific course

    If you have a course-related complaint and cannot discuss the issue with your tutor and are unsure about who to speak to, you can contact your Course Convenor for assistance.   
    Course Convenors contact details can be located on the relevant course outline or Moodle site.

    Degree Programs


    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts & Business
    • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Design (Honours)/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours)/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education
    • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of International Studies
    • Bachelor of Media
    • Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics
    • Bachelor of Social Research and Policy
    • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

    Subject Areas

    Subject area or discipline Convenor
    • Asian Studies
    • Australian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Creative Writing, English
    • Criminology
    • Global Development, Development Studies
    • Environmental Humanities
    • European Studies
    • Film Studies
    • French Studies
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Indonesian Studies (Advanced Level)
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Korean Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Media, Culture, and Technology
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics & International Relations
    • Single-mode Politics or International Relations
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies
    • Theatre, Performance and Dance Studies
    • Women's and Genders Studies

    Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at UNSW refers to work learning experiences undertaken by students as part of their program of study. WIL enables students to work directly in or with an industry or community organisation to gain real-world experience in preparation for a future career.

    Contacts in the FASS WIL Unit are:

    WIL Manager – Christine Ly
    The WIL Manager is responsible for the operational management and administration of the WIL Unit.  For any queries about support with internships, placements and issues or problems arising in the workplace that require resolution that have not and cannot be addressed by Senior WIL Officers or WIL Administrators, contact the WIL Manager for assistance.

    Senior WIL Officer, Social Work – Deborah Boswell
    The Senior WIL Officer, Social Work oversees 1000-hour placements for Bachelor of Social Work Honours students.  If you are seeking assistance with interviews, pre-placement and on-placement support throughout the duration of your placement, contact the Senior WIL Officer, Social Work.

    Senior WIL Officer, Global Internships - Aaron Connolly
    The Senior WIL Officer, Global Internships is responsible for onshore and offshore internships for the entire faculty. If you are interested in undertaking an internship, contact the Senior WIL Officer, Global Internships to determine suitability and placement opportunities.

    WIL Administrator, Social Work – Dalia Pisk & Robin Webb
    The WIL Administrator, Social Work, assists the Senior WIL Officer to conduct interviews for Bachelor of Social Work Honours students seeking placement.  If you are required to do your Social Work placement and are unsure how to proceed, contact the WIL Administrator, Social Work for assistance.

    WIL Administrator, Education – Laura Bray
    The WIL Administrator, Education, assists the Senior WIL Officer to conduct interviews for all Education students seeking a work placement.  If you are required to do your Education placement and are unsure how to proceed, contact the WIL Administrator, Education for assistance.

    WIL Administrator, Internships – Joshua Munoz
    The WIL Administrator can provide you with information about interviews and allocations of internships and placements.

    WIL Assistant – Danielle Colton & Winnie Hii
    The WIL Assistants are available for general enquiries and assistance with placements and information about how to enrol in a WIL course.

    Contacts in the FASS WIL Unit are: 

    WIL Manager – Christine Ly

    If you wish to undertake an Honours degree, your Honours Convenor can help determine your eligibility, research topic, and Honours program options.

    For all matters relating to your Honours specialisation, including dispute resolution or concerns regarding your supervision relationship, contact the relevant Honours Convenor listed below:



    Program Convenor
    • Master of Arts & Social Sciences (Combined)
    • Master of Applied Linguistics
    • Master of Development Studies
    • Graduate Certificate of Education
    • Master of Education
    • Graduate Certificate of Educational Leadership
    • Master of Educational Leadership
    • Master of Environmental Management
    • Master of International Relations
    • Master of Interpreting, Master of Translation, and Master of Interpreting and Translation
    • Master of Journalism and Communication
    • Master of Public Relations and Advertising
    • Master of Public Relations and Advertising/ Design
    • Master of Public Policy and Governance
    • Diana Perche (
    • Master of Social Work Counselling
    • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
    • Master of Teaching (Primary)
    • Graduate Certificate in Teaching

    Postgraduate Coordinators

    For all academic matters regarding your research candidature, contact your Postgraduate Coordinator.

    Contact details for each School’s Postgraduate Coordinator are below:


    HDR Administrators

    For all administrative matters related to your research candidature, you may also contact the Higher Degree Research Administration Team.

    Contact details for HDR Administrators are below:

    The Technical Resource Centre (TRC) supports the use of specialist IT and Audio Visual (AV) resources and facilities across UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

    Consultation times with TRC staff are available on request and can be arranged for a mutually convenient time.

    Consultations can cover a variety of IT, AV and web needs ranging from inductions, tutorials and training, tool selection, brainstorming and planning.

    To make an appointment with TRC please contact the IT Service Centre on 9385 1333 or by email with the details of your enquiry.

    Go to TRC website