International Network of Research Management Societies 2016 Congress
11 - 15 September 2016 | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
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|Janette Hocking||Co Convenor, Sponsorship Chair - [view biography]|
Janette has been an active member of ARMS (Australasian Research Management Society) and has served on a number of ARMS committees including the National Executive, National Marketing sub committee, Convenor of the Victoria/Tasmania chapter and Convenor of the 2008 ARMS conference held in Hobart Australia. She presented a paper at the inorms 2012 conference in Copenhagen on the challenges of pricing research. Her career has included working as a consultant and as a research and industry manager at the University of Melbourne.
|Tania Bezzobs||Co Convenor, Program Chair - [view biography]|
Tania Bezzobs has held senior research management roles across the Australian higher education and medical research sectors. Responsibilities have included government policy advice and program management, intellectual property management and commercialisation, grants and contracts administration, and research strategy and development, particularly with major research initiatives. She has extensive experience in facilitating partnerships and strategic research initiatives with other research organisations, government agencies and industry. She holds a PhD in Science, plus Masters degrees in Business Administration and Intellectual Property Law. She strongly believes that the profession of research management is integral to the success of researchers and research organisations. Her service to the profession has included Co-Convenorship of the ARMS Vic/Tas Chapter, Program Chair of the 2008 ARMS Conference, and membership of ARMS Professional Development Committee.
|Sianna Panagiotopoulos||Marketing Chair - [view biography]|
Sianna is a founding member of ARMS having joined in 1999 and continues to be actively involved with the organisation in various roles (ARMS National Conference Convenor, Melbourne (2002), President (2004), Organising Committee of Inaugural INORMS Meeting (2006) and International Committee Member (2005 – current). Sianna currently manages the Office for Research at Austin LifeSciences, which brings together research management, research ethics and research grant promotion into one integrated service. She also continues to manage the Austin Medical Research Foundation and is passionate about Medical Research and how new discoveries can be translated into better patient outcomes.
|Bryony Wakefield||Marketing Chair - [view biography]|
Dr. Bryony Wakefield is the Director of Research Development in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia. Bryony is a board member of NCURA. She is also actively involved in the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) as a Training Fellow and has recently completed a term as an executive board member. She has worked in research management for over ten years at UoM and the Australian National University (ANU). Prior to working in research management, Bryony worked and studied in art history and curatorship, receiving her PhD in art history from ANU.
|Stella Clark||CPC & Program Committee - [view biography]|
Stella runs own business Stella Connect P/L, to enable better networking, collaboration building and professional development for organisations. Stella is also CEO (part-time) of Obesity Australia whose mission is to drive change in the public perception of obesity, its prevention and treatment. Before that she was CEO of the Bio21 Cluster for nine years, preceded by roles as Faculty General Manager for the School of Graduate Studies, University of Melbourne and Scientific Executive Officer at the Baker Heart Research Institute. Her early career was as a biomedical research scientist and she was recently listed on the NHMRC website "High Achievers in Australian Health and Medical Research". In 1994, Stella helped establish the Premier's Award for Medical Research in Victoria, which recognises outstanding talent amongst young Victorian medical researchers. Stella is currently on the Boards of The Bionics Institute and the Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust. She Chairs the Program Advisory Committee for Biomedical Science at RMIT University and is a member of the Melbourne Boston Sister City Committee. In 2012 Stella was made an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne In 2013 she was awarded a Certificate of Merit upon graduation from the AICD Company Director's Course.
|Suzana Kovacevic||Social Chair - [view biography]|
Suzana is the Export Controls Officer at the University of Melbourne. She helps to ensure compliance with the Defence Trade Controls Act, Autonomous Sanctions Act and other cognate schemes. Suzana exhibits a solid understanding of research process and is experienced in managing sensitive and technically difficult subject matter. Suzana is also accountable for developing and providing education and training material to reduce the risk to the University and its researchers.
Her interests include the areas of Human Research Ethics, Animal Ethics, Gene Technology & Biosafety and Research Integrity and Governance.
Suzana is also the convenor for the ARMS Vic Chapter committee and is a member of the Australasian Ethics Network (Vic/Tas).
|Simon Kerr||ARMS Executive Liaison - [view biography]|
Dr Simon Kerr is a New Zealander who began his research management career at the University of Otago 2005. He currently works at the University of Melbourne and is an Executive Member of ARMS, and President-Elect.
|Mark Hochman||[view biography]|
Mark Hochman has been involved in research management for more than 25 years including a 20 year stint as head of the Research and Innovation Services Office at UniSA. Mark is a past president of ARMS and is currently President of SRA's International Section. He is a regular presenter on research policy and strategy implementation at ARMS, INORMS and SRA conferences and has played a key role in development of an accreditation program with ARMS. Mark currently occupies a part time position as Senior Advisor: Research Policy and Strategy at the University of Tasmania and divides the rest of his time as a consultant in research strategy implementation and part time hobby farmer.
|Jay Illesinghe||[view biography]|
Dr Jayamini Illesinghe currently works as a Research Manager in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), in Monash University. She is also the co-convenor for the ARMS Vic-Tas Chapter committee. Jay worked at the Monash Research office, as a grants officer before joining the SPHPM. Before joining the profession of research management in 2010, she worked as Post-doctoral fellow in the field of medicinal organic chemistry.
|Tania Tambiah||[view biography]|
Tania Tambiah is the Senior Manager for Research Development, College of Business, RMIT University. Her responsibilities include the strategic and operational management of research in the College; contributing to the development of a College research culture; developing staff skills and capabilities to achieve research excellence; developing and managing the Business Research Office; and providing leadership to her team. Tania has nearly 20 years of experience and achievements in the higher education sector in research development, training, performance and management. She has outstanding senior leadership and management expertise, and is a dynamic team leader with the ability to bring energy, enthusiasm, trust, and humour to motivate team members to achieve potential and meet objectives. She is an active leader in the 'research management' profession and in the Australasian Research Management Society. She is also a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators, and the Society of Research Administrators International.
|Ted Rohr||[view biography]|
Dr Ted Rohr is the Director Research Ethics & Compliance Support at the University of New South Wales where he is responsible for developing effective frameworks for human ethics, animal ethics, gene technology and radiation safety. He has held senior positions at other Australian universities, with significant experience in implementing the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and responsibility for initial investigations of allegations research misconduct. Ted comes with a strong academic as well as research background which he still pursues, mainly in the areas of threatened species research and animal colouration. He is the founder and co-leader of the ARMS Ethics & Research Integrity Special Interest Group, member of the ARMS Executive and accredited ARMS Training Fellow. Ted is keen to shape a platform where research administrators share their experiences and support to enable high-quality research and enable national and international collaborations in an increasingly global environment.