As the Faculty's Associate Dean (Research), Professor Callan facilitates the growth and performance of the world-class research activities across the Faculty, as well as the continued development of strong research and consulting partnerships with industry, government and the wider community.

Professor Callan leads the faculty's research strategy, seeking opportunities with industry and helping business, economics and law researchers to create positive change through research. He is supported in this role by the Faculty Research Committee, and together they advise the Executive Dean on the allocation of funds made available to the Faculty by the University for achieving the best research outcomes.

He is internationally regarded for his research in organisational change, work stress, leadership and organisational communication.

Professor Callan is regularly involved in research planning activities at the University, as well as industry research collaborations and events.