School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) works to support an outstanding experience for all PhD and named doctorate candidates.

Book an online appointment

Currently enrolled doctoral candidates can make, change or cancel an online doctoral candidate adviser appointment using the link below. Appointments are available for general advice or specific actions from enrolment to submission, from Monday to Friday, 10-12pm and 2-4pm. 

Click here to book your online appointment.

About the School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is the central service division responsible for managing and enhancing doctoral research programmes at the University of Auckland. SGS facilitates support and services for doctoral candidates and their supervisors across the institution. The division works across the lifecycle of the doctoral programmes, from enrolment to completion, and leads strategic initiatives for doctoral students, supervisors and programmes across and beyond the University.

Our Doctoral Candidate Advisers work with faculties/large-scale research institutes to manage doctoral enrolment, progression, examination and thesis submissions. Our Doctoral Examinations team is dedicated to ensuring the smooth organisation of doctoral examinations. Our Doctoral Experience team works to ensure that all doctoral candidates have information and access to a wide range of training and development offerings, as well as opportunities to engage and build connections with the University’s research community.

The Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Caroline Daley, is the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies. The board is responsible for the governance of doctoral policies. 

Get in touch

Phone and email

Phone (from within New Zealand): 0800 61 62 63
Phone (from outside New Zealand): +64 9 373 7999

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Physical address  

School of Graduate Studies
Alfred Nathan House (Building 103)
24 Princes Street

Postal address

School of Graduate Studies
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142

School of Graduate Studies staff

Academic staff

Dean of Graduate Studies: Professor Caroline Daley
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Jan Cronin

Professional staff

Director of Graduate Studies: Dr Helen Ross
Doctoral Candidate Manager: Dr Deborah Ballantine 
Doctoral Experience Manager: Dr Heidi Collins
Doctoral Candidature Advisers: Dr Jonathan Albright, Shelby Lang, Matt Hicks and Dr Silvia Perin
Doctoral Examinations Coordinators: Dr Caro Crowhurst, Dr Maria Mitenkova and Coco Liu
Doctoral Experience Adviser: Dr Sandy Lin
Research Supervision Development Adviser: Dr Julia Hallas
Doctoral Web and Communications Adviser: Emily Gallagher
Planning Analyst: Dr Bradley Patten
Administrator: Katie Robinson