The School of Public Health Research Support team is here to help you with your research needs.

Contact us as your first point of call with any research related issue on You can find us in Room 233, Level 2, School of Public Health Building.

We offer support with budgets, grantsmanship, Funding Application Coversheet processing, certifications, Head of School endorsement, RGMS/RMS/Application platform support (eg. SmartyGrants), research contracts or agreements, and any other queries.

ALL grant and fellowship applications, and research contracts, from researchers who are within the School of Public Health must come via our team.

Who we are and how we help

Role and Contact Details


Cathy Swart
Research Development Officer (RDO)
336 55528

Co-ordinates the preparation of grant submissions. Provides high level advice and support to academic staff to enhance the School’s research performance and reputation. Helps with:

  • Advice on research funding schemes
  • Co-ordinating of funding application processes
  • Providing links & guidance in relation to research governance, compliance obligations, conduct and reporting of research projects


Nyree Divitini 
Research Partnerships Manager (RPM)

RPMs facilitate the interaction between UQ researchers and their external partners. They identify suitable partners and assist with the management of research contracts and agreements. They are also able to advise on industry facing funding schemes that may be utilised to leverage funding.

Dr Megan Grace
Research Development Manager

334 65206

Works with staff in the school to identify new research and other income opportunities. The Research Development Manager helps to establish partnerships and collaborations with other organisations and also assists in building the grant writing capability in the school.

Room 233, Level 2, School of Public Health Building.