Skip to main content

Planning your course

Academic advice

Most faculties and schools have academic advisors who can provide advice about planning your course.

Architecture, design and planning program directors

Program Contact Email
Bachelor of Design in Architecture Mr Michael Muir
Bachelor of Design Computing
Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
Mr Liam Bray
Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) Mr Liam Bray
Design Major (Table S) Dr Naseem Ahmadpour
Biological Design Major (Table S) Dr Phillip Gough
Bachelor of Architecture & Environments

Dr Matthew Mindrup

Dr Dallas Rogers

Master of Architecture Dr Paolo Stracchi
Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture Dr Ross James Anderson
Graduate Diploma & Master of Design Dr Erez Nusem
Master of Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Dr Luke Hespanhol
Master of Heritage Conservation Associate Professor Cameron Logan
Master of Urban Design Associate Professor Nancy Marshall

Master of Urbanism Associate Professor Nancy Marshall
Master of Urban & Regional Planning Associate Professor Nancy Marshall
Urban Studies Major (Table S) Associate Professor Tooran Alizadeh

Master of Architectural Science Dr Daniel Ryan

Master of Architectural Science stream coordinators

Stream Contact Email
Audio and Acoustics Associate Professor Densil Cabrera
Illumination Design Associate Professor Wendy Davis
High Performance Buildings Professor Richard de Dear
Sustainable Design Dr Daniel Ryan

Academic Undergraduate Student Advisors

Your Academic Undergraduate Student Advisors are senior academics available to offer you advice and support throughout your studies. You can talk to them about a range of different topics including:

  • improving your academic performance
  • setting study goals
  • planning your degree and choosing subjects
  • understanding the range of different student support services available to you and accessing the best resources for your needs
  • what to do if you are struggling at university and need some advice.

The following FAQ documents have been developed to assist FASS students. Before you contact an academic advisor, please download the document for your school (SSPS, SOPHI, SLC, SLAM) or stream (INGS, Dalyell) and check to see if your question(s) are answered in the FAQs. If you aren’t sure who to speak to, contact the Student Affairs and Engagement team at and we’ll connect you with the right person.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Academic Undergraduate Student Advisors

Students requesting an Advisor may expect delays of up to 2 weeks before being contacted by an Advisor, due to the high volume of requests. We apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience.

To contact an Academic Undergraduate Student Advisor from the the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), School of Languages and Cultures (SLC), School of Literature Art and Media (SLAM), School of Economics (SE), School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) or School of Education and Social Work (SSESW), follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online form and get matched with an Academic Undergraduate Student Advisor in your field of study.
  2. If you are unable to submit an online academic advice registration form due to a system error and you urgently need to meet an academic student advisor, please send an email including your SID, full name and the reason of meeting an advisor to FASS Student Affairs and Engagement We understand your need and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time due to the high volume of requests and apologise for the inconvenience being caused.
Specialist portfolios

If you want to speak with a staff member from a specialist portfolio, use the contact list below.

Specialist portfolios Contact
Student Life

Frances Di Lauro - Associate Dean, Student Life

Student Affairs

Greg Martin - Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Educational Integrity Coordinators

Gwendolyn Hyslop

Giorgia Alu

Robert Cowan

Rebecca Scott Bray


Linda Tsung - Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy and Services)

Dalyell Scholars Program

Anne Rogerson - Coordinator

Jane Park

Alexander Howard


Associate Professor David Evans - Faculty Disability Liaison Officer

Bachelor of International and Global Studies Director (INGS)

Chris Hilliard - Program Director

Postgraduate Coordinators

If you're a postgraduate student, you can contact your Coordinator for support. They will be able to provide advice to you over email or face-to-face about a range of topics including support services available, degree planning and improving your performance.

Contact your Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator

You can find a full list of Postgraduate Coursework Coordinators in Canvas. Send an email using the contact details provided to a Coursework Coordinator in your field of study. In your email include who are, what you are studying and what you would like to discuss.

If you're studying in the Business School you can find contacts for advice in your Canvas hub:

For Business School students on the Academic Progression Register, please send an email to

If you are studying at the Faculty of Engineering, it is recommended that you speak with your year advisor for academic advice. Please see the list of schools below, and email the relevant advisor for an appointment.

If you are a new students, you can visit Welcome to Engineering for more information.

If you're studying in the Sydney Law School, you can find the course and timetable information in Canvas.

Please email:

Sydney School of Health Sciences

Course directors
Discipline Course Contact

Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Leigh Wilson

Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Kate Edwards

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)

Jacqui Raymond

Combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) / Bachelor of Advance Studies

Janelle Gifford

Master of Exercise Physiology

Nathan Johnson

Medical Imaging Sciences

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Warren Reed

Master of Diagnostic Radiography

Jillian Clarke

Master of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences)/Master of Medical Imaging Science

Roger Bourne

Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Josephine Gwynn

Master of Occupational Therapy

Sanetta Du Toit


Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Marnee McKay

Master of Physiotherapy

Tiffany Dwyer

Rehabilitation Counselling

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (+GDip)

Roxanna Pebdani

Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Maree Doble

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Elizabeth Bourne

Stream coordinators
Stream Contact

Bachelor of Science (Health) stream and Health major coordinator

Leigh Wilson

Hearing and Speech major

Isabelle Boisvert

Human Movement major

Melanie Keep

Disability and Participation major (available from 2020)

Kim Bulkeley

Sydney Dental School

Discipline Contact

Academic Lead Education

Dr Delyse Leadbeatter

Oral Biosciences

Associate Professor Munira Xaymardan

Oral Health

Dr Kimberly Mathieu-Coulton

Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics

Professor Hans Zoellner

Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Professor Ali Darendeliler

Population Oral Health

Professor Woosung Sohn

Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry

Professor Axel Spahr

Sydney Medical School

Discipline Contact
  • Advanced Surgery
  • Clinical Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Anatomy

Professional Education in Health

  • Brain and Mind Sciences
  • Psychiatry

Professional Education in Health

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Metabolic Health
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development

Professional Education in Health

Sleep Medicine

Professional Education in Health

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Intrnational Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Science

Discipline of Ophthalmology

Child and Adolescent Health

Professional Education in Health

General Practice and Primary Health Care

Professional Education in Health

Genomics and Precision Medicine

Professional Education in Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Professional Education in Health

Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy

Professional Education in Health

Clinical Trials Research

Adrienne Kirby

Infection and Immunity

Jim Manos


Jane Bleasel

Pain Management

Elizabeth Devonshire

Leigh-Anne Funnell

Sydney Nursing School

Sydney Nursing School course advisors and coordinators can be found on the faculty website.

Sydney Pharmacy School

Program Contact

Program Director, Undergraduate

Dr Stephen Carter

Undergraduate Year 1 Coordinator

Dr Janet Cheung

Undergraduate Year 2 Coordinator

Dr Lifeng Kang

Undergraduate Year 3 Coordinator

Dr Jonathan Penm

Undergraduate Year 4 Coordinator

Andrew Bartlett

Honours Coordinator

Associate Professor Danijela Gnjidic

Program Director, Master of Pharmacy

Associate Professor Rebekah Moles

Program Director, Intern Training Program

Dr Irene Um

Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines

Dr Joanna Harnett

Program Director, Higher Degree Research

Dr Ingrid Gelissen

Sydney School of Public Health





Clinical Epidemiology

Global Health

  • Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow
  • Dr Tanvir Huda
  • Dr Erin Hunter

Health Policy

Indigenous Health Promotion

Public Health

  • Professor Tim Driscoll
  • Dr Ed Jegasothy
  • Dr Yvonne Laird

Program leaders Contact Email
Undergraduate first year advisor Dr Narelle Yeo
Bachelor of Music (Performance) /Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance)/ Diploma of Music (Performance) Dr Vladimir Gorbach

Bachelor of Music (Composition)/ (Composition for Creative Industries)/ (Digital Music and Media)

Bachelor of Music/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition)/Diploma of Music (Composition) / (Composition for Creative Industries)/ (Digital Music and Media)/ Master of Music (Composition)

Dr Daniel Rojas
Bachelor of Music (Music Education) Associate Professor Jennifer Rowley
Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies)/Diploma of Music (Jazz Studies) Dr Kevin Hunt
Bachelor of Music (Musicology major)/ Diploma of Music (Musicology)/ Master of Music (Musicology) Dr Alan Maddox
Bachelor of Arts (Music major)/ Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Music Practice) Associate Professor Charles Fairchild
Postgraduate Coursework Assoc Professor Stephanie McCallum
Postgraduate Research (Performance) Associate Professor Helen Mitchell
PhD Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson

If you're studying in the Faculty of Science, find out how to approach degree planning and academic advice on the Science Student portal on Canvas. If you are a new student, you can also visit Welcome to Science for more information.

There are many different contacts in the Faculty of Science for academic advice. You'll need to decide which contact best matches your study background/plans or the questions you have, and then contact them directly. You must tell the contact who you are, what you are studying, and what you’d like advice on.

Science academic advisers are academics available to offer you advice and support throughout your studies. You can talk to them about a range of different topics including:

  • strategies for managing your studies
  • improving your academic performance
  • understanding the range of different student support services available to you and accessing the best resources for your needs
  • what to do if you are struggling at university and need some advice.

You can find the full list of Science academic advisers in Canvas.

For unit of study advice, contact your unit of study coordinator (listed in the unit of study descriptions in your handbook) for assistance..

For advice about your course or course components, find a list of the relevant contacts on the Science Student portal on Canvas.

Student Centre



1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
or +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia)

Find out more about how we can help

Last updated: 17 June 2022

Website feedback

Tell us if you’ve spotted a typo or something else wrong with this page.

Thank you

Your feedback has been sent.

Sorry there was a problem sending your feedback. Please try again

You should only use this form to send feedback about the content on this webpage – we will not respond to other enquiries made through this form. If you have an enquiry or need help with something else such as your enrolment, course etc you can contact the Student Centre.