Academic and research staff in the School of Communication & Design.

The School of Communication & Design is led by distinguished professionals and leading academics with experience and research that spans Professional Communication, Design, Fashion, Media, and Languages.

julia gaimster-dean of school of communication and design, taken in Building 2 of the RMIT Vietnam Saigon south campus.

Julia Gaimster - Dean of School

Professor Julia Gaimster is Dean of the School and is responsible for ensuring the quality and currency of the school's portfolio of courses. Her background is in Fashion and her previous roles include: Professor of Practice and Associate Head of School at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong PoluY and Associate Dean of the School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion.

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Donna Cleveland - Deputy Dean of School

Associate Professor Donna Cleveland is the Deputy Dean of School and provides academic quality assurance, academic development and promotes the scholarship of learning and teaching. Her research practice is engaged with issues of materiality, making and resilience across areas of art, fashion and textiles design and creative technology.

Key academic and administrative staff

  • Professor Julia Gaimster, Dean of School
  • Luong Hai Van, Executive Assistant to Dean of School
  • Donna Cleveland, Deputy Dean
  • Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, School Manager
  • Do To Anh, Senior Operations Coordinator
  • Mai Huynh Minh Tu, Academic Administration Officer
  • Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai, Academic Administration Officer
  • Cao My Duyen, Academic Administration Officer
  • Tran Thi Men, Senior Academic Administrative Officer
  • Le Huyen Trang, Internship Coordinator
  • Pham Le Dieu Trang (Sam Pham), Internship Coordinator
  • Le Chau Phuong Lien, Events & Exhibitions Manager
  • Nguyen Ngoc Phuong Vy, Events & Exhibitions Coordinator
  • Nguyen Thi My Ngan, Digital Communication Coordinator
  • Nguyen Trong Khoa, Audio Visual (AV) Manager
  • Phan Khac Long, Audio Visual Technician
  • Nguyen Huynh Cao Minh, Audio Visual Technician
  • Ngo Thuy Linh, Academic Administration Officer (Hanoi campus)
  • Tran Thi Ngoc Ha, Studio V Project Manager

Program managers


Professional Communication

Design Studies

Digital Media



  • Britta Boyer, Program Manager
  • Rajkishore Nayak , Associate Professor
  • Rebecca Morris, Associate Lecturer 
  • Cheryl Prendergast, Associate Lecturer 
  • Nathalie Broun, Associate Lecturer 
  • Corinna Erken Joyce, Associate Lecturer



Digital Film and Video