Space and Astronomy Graduate Student Program: problems

Many issues relating to being a co-supervised student can be solved by talking with your Space and Astronomy or university supervisors or the Space and Astronomy Student Coordinator. If you do not wish to do this then look at the list of available Space and Astronomy contacts (see contacts page).

Students should report any issues to both their university supervisor and their CSIRO co-supervisor. 

CSIRO is committed to provide a healthy and safe work environment through eliminating and preventing all forms of workplace discrimination and bullying. CSIRO:

  • will not tolerate workplace bullying;
  • will not tolerate discrimination – direct or indirect; 
  • is committed to the prevention of bullying and discrimination in the workplace;
  • is committed to providing support to staff impacted by bullying and discrimination;
  • requires staff to report any incidents of workplace bullying; and
  • will provide staff with education about appropriate behaviour in the workplace.


The CSIRO policy and procedure documents below identify behaviours that may constitute discrimination or bullying, sets out roles and responsibilities of staff and managers and deals with issues relating to the ways in which reports may be made and will be addressed. All students and supervisors should be familiar with the following:


CSIRO has Equity and Diversity Contact Officers available to assist any individual who believes that they have witnessed an incident, or been subjected to, inappropriate behaviours, including harassment or discrimination. The following people relating to CSIRO, Space and Astronomy may be contacted:

  • Vicki Drazenovic, Space and Astronomy Ombudsperson role, Enterprise Support Officer, Space and Astronomy Visitor Services, Phone: (02) 9372 4272, Vicki.Drazenovic [at]
  • Sharon Schultz, Space and Astronomy Human Resources, Sharon.Schultz [at]
  • Malte Marquarding, Space and Astronomy Ombudsperson role, Phone: (02) 9372 4485, Malte.Marquarding [at]

Vicki and Malte are there to listen to staff concerns, and advise on the appropriate actions and procedures that should be followed, as well as advise the Leadership Team of issues with existing procedures and practices.  Sharon is a Spcae and Astronomy Human Resources advisor and you can speak to her if you have any HR issues at all.



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