Sub Dean's Unit

Head of Students

Head of Students (Education): Dr Tricia Forrester
Phone: +61 2 4221 5307
Located: 23.G21

Head of Students (Geography and Sustainable Communities): Dr Andrew Warren
Phone: +61 2 4221 3767
Located: 41.251

Head of Students (Health & Society): TBA

Head of Students (Psychology): Dr Emma Barkus
Phone: +61 2 4221 8134
Located: 41.143

Head of Students (Psychology): Dr Peter Leeson
Phone: +61 2 4221 3715
Location: 41.143

The Heads of Students in the Faculty of Social Science provide students with advice and information on many aspects of the University Rules and Regulations for your degree within the Faculty.

The Heads of Students have the responsibility for but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Reviewing and monitoring the progress of all students within the Faculty;
  • Running a system for counselling students, including students whose results and/or progress towards a degree are not satisfactory;
  • Liaising as appropriate with the Student Ombudsman on matters relating to students;
  • Mediating where differences arise between students and academic units.

The Heads of Students can provide advice and permission for:

  • Course transfers into the Faculty of Social Science
  • Advanced Standing
  • Cross-institutional study
  • Enrolling in excess credit points in a session
  • Applications for direct entry
  • Taking leave of absence
  • Problems with eligibility to graduate
  • Advice on appealing a mark in a subject
  • Serious academic consideration
  • Grievances and appeals


To make an appointment to see Head of Students or if you have any enquiries, please contact the Student Services Centre:
Locations: Building 23 and Building 41
Phone: +61 2 4221 3981 and +61 2 4221 5962
Fax: + 61 2 4221 3892

Last reviewed: 25 January, 2016