Dr Jen Beaudry

Manager, Researcher Training, Development and Communication

Research Development and Support

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Jennifer (Jen) Beaudry is the Manager of Researcher Training, Development and Communication. Jen has extensive experience in research leadership, mentoring program development, and researcher training. Jen is passionate about supporting researchers, providing high-quality research training, and improving research practices.

Jen completed her undergraduate and postgraduate education in Canada before holding academic positions in the United States of America and Australia. Before joining Flinders in June 2021, Jen held several leadership positions at Swinburne University of Technology, including the Academic Director, Research Training in the School of Health Sciences; Academic Lead for the Swinburne Open Science Task Force; and Promotions Program Leader in the Swinburne Women’s Academic Network.

Jen’s research publication record extends beyond peer-reviewed articles in top, high-quality academic journals to book chapters translating her research to key end-users (i.e., police and lawyers). She has given international, national, and local presentations on her research into eyewitness and jury decision-making issues and, more recently, on developing, adopting, and evaluating open science research practices at a university-level. Jen has supervised several Honours and PhD students to completion and is continuing to co-supervise Masters and PhD students at Swinburne University of Technology. Outside of academia, Jen has consulted on legal cases, testified as an expert witness, and written detailed reports in child protection investigations during her time as an Emergency Services Child Protection Worker.

  • B.A. (Honours) in Psychology (Laurentian University, 2000)
  • M.A, Social-Personality Psychology (Queen’s University, 2004)
  • PhD, Social-Personality Psychology (Queen’s University, 2008)
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching (Swinburne University of Technology, 2018)
Honours, awards and grants
  • Vice-chancellor’s Inclusion and Diversity Award (Swinburne, 2018)
  • Vice-chancellor’s Teaching Excellence (Higher Education) Award (Highly Commended Mention; Swinburne, 2017)
  • Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne, 2016)
  • Award for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne, 2014)
  • Professor of the Year (University of South Carolina ­­– Beaufort, 2011)
Key responsibilities
  • Lead researcher training and development initiatives
  • Develop mentoring and leadership programs
  • Clearly communicate opportunities to Flinders researchers
  • Consult with research community and research leaders about their training and development needs
  • Work with researchers to develop applications for prizes and awards