Staff in the College of Sport and Exercise Science bring together international teaching and research expertise that is at the forefront of scientific and applied development in the industry. Staff are involved in innovative research projects, teaching programs and industry and community collaborations at the forefront of industry trends.

Staff can be contacted to talk about the courses they teach, their research activities and other partnerships and projects.

In addition, our staff may provide their expertise as:

  • board members
  • coaches
  • advisers
  • editors
  • program and conference organisers
  • invited guest speakers.

College leadership

Professor Andrew Stewart is the Dean, College of Sport and Exercise Science. His background includes extensive competitive, coaching, scientific, and administrative experiences in high performance sport. 

Name and role title Contact details
Professor Andrew Stewart
Dean, College Sport and Exercise
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 5200
Dr Sharna Spittle
Director of Teaching and Learning (Strategy and Operations)
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 5266
Dr Fabio Serpiello
Postgraduate Convenor
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4736
Dr Michael Burke
First Year College Representative
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4238
Ann-Margaret Carroll
Senior Manager Operations – Health, Sport & Active Living (HSAL) Cluster
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 5389
Michael Clayton
Manager, Industry Community and Sport Engagement
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 6318
Dr Brent McDonald
Academic Teaching Staff Representative
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4656
Dr Fiona McLachlan
Academic Teaching Staff Representative
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4225
James Nightingale
Director, VU Sport
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4607
Vishnu Viswambharan
Business Partner
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 5345
Associate Director Jacqueline Williams
Diversity and Inclusion Representative
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4025



Name and role title Contact details
Ly Truong
Health, Sport & Active Living (HSAL) Cluster Manager

[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4845

Steve Gauci
Administrative Team Leader - Program Delivery, Events & Marketing
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 5006
Cam Luong
Administrative Team Leader - Student Resource Management
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 1089
Lili Hodnik
Clinic Administration Coordinator
[email protected]
+61 3 9919 4054


Course & Unit Advisors (CUAs)

Email [email protected] to get in touch with Daniel Crane, our Course & Unit advisor.

Book a one-to-one appointment with a Sport & Exercise Science CUA.

Course contacts

List of course chairs.

Physical education/Sport coaching/Social & behavioural sport science

Exercise physiology/anatomy


Sport management

Institute for Health & Sport

Associates and postdoctoral research fellows at the Institute for Health & Sport undertake research and engagement activities in a wide range of health and sport-related fields. Associates are staff who support the Institute's direction and goals either through research or community, government and industry engagement.