School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies works to support an outstanding graduate experience for all our named doctorate and PhD candidates.

Alert Level 1 and beyond

Many of us at the School of Graduate Studies are back in the office, and the School continues to provide all our usual services. Supporting prospective and current doctoral candidates and their supervisors remains our priority.

If there are any further Covid-19 related doctoral updates, we will communicate them through our newsletters and online at Coronavirus updates for doctoral candidates.

General coronavirus information

Are you affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak? If you have specific questions or concerns relating to your doctoral study, you can contact us at or call us on 0800 61 62 63.

There is also a wealth of general – and very useful – information and advice on the University website. Check out the links below for more information:

Book an online Doctoral Candidate Adviser appointment

Doctoral candidates can make, change or cancel an online Doctoral Candidate Adviser appointment using the link below.

Appointments are available 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 has overall responsibility for the development and oversight of policies and procedures for graduate programmes, and for the promotion of graduate study and advocacy for graduate students.

We provide information and a range of services to all prospective and current postgraduate students. Our Doctoral Candidate Advisers can help with doctoral enrolment, progression, examination and thesis submission enquiries.

The Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Caroline Daley, is the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies. The board is responsible for the creation and administration of the University's policies on postgraduate study.

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
AskAuckland Central,
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: Associate Professor Caroline Daley
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies: Dr Jan Cronin

Professional staff

School of Graduate Studies Director: Dr Helen Ross
Doctoral Candidate Manager: Sean Maguire
Doctoral Experience Manager: Dr Heidi Collins
Doctoral candidature: Dr Jonathan Albright, Shelby Lang, Matt Hicks and Dr Silvia Perin
Doctoral examinations: Naomi Kelly and Bandraoi O'Sullivan
Communications and Web Adviser: Sarah Cason
Doctoral Experience Adviser: Dr Sandy Lin
Analyst: Cindy Lee