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Research Week: Welcome to Research at UTS!

Mon, 20 February, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  Add to calendar


  • Level 4 - Room 4.k

Get a big picture overview of what you need to know about doing research at UTS - from the people at the top!

Glenn Wightwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at UTS

Glenn Wightwick

Glenn Wightwick is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at UTS and has responsiblity for UTS' research strategy and portfolio.  Prior to working at UTS, he held a number of positions in research, development and technology at IBM for over 27.5 years.


Mal Booth, University LibrarianMal Booth

Mal Booth is the University Librarian and leads the planning team for the future Library as one of the major projects in the UTS Campus Master Plan. Current barrows he is pushing include: codesign; design thinking; sustainability; active community engagement; curation of collections; visual communications; and the development of cultural collections in libraries. He was formerly Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial and responsible for its library, archive and the Memorial's web strategy. @malbooth 


David Robson, Director of RIODavid Robson

As Director of RIO, David oversees the operations of RIO, works closely with internal and external stakeholders and provides advice on research issues within UTS. He has a particular interest in international research collaboration, working with industry and the use and impact of UTS research and innovation. 




Julia Connell, Director of the Graduate Research SchoolJulia Connell

Associate Professor Julia Connell is the Director, Researcher Development, UTS Graduate Research School. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Management, Curtin Business School University. Julia has facilitated workshops/classes in 12 different countries - both for researchers and business people. She also regularly conducts research and publishes on topics related to work, change and wellbeing.  



Peter Sefton, Manager of eResearchPeter Sefton

Peter Sefton is the Manager, eResearch Support at UTS. Before that he was in a similar role at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Previously he ran the Software Research and development Laboratory at the Australian Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland. Following a PhD in computational linguistics in the mid-nineties he has gained extensive experience in the higher education sector in leading the development of IT and business systems to support both learning and research.

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