Mrs Jikke Adema

Senior Research Support Officer

Research Development and Support

place Physical Sciences (1022)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Jikke Adema has over 20 years of expercience as project manager / change manager and (senior) research support officer, mostly in an academic environment and some in the public sector, both in Australia and the Netherlands. This gives her a wide perspective on how to plan, budget, and run research projects, and how to support academics with their career development. Examples of past experience include project management of science projects; coordinating multidisciplinary science projects as part of larger programs; research data management; use of electronic learning environments in tertiary education; e-Research. Apart from that she has a strategic view on the research landscape with a focus on removing barriers and improving processes for the longer term.

Currently Jikke supports research staff and particularly the Dean (Research) at the College of Science and Engineering.


Academic qualifications:

  • MSc Biology (Ecology)
  • MSc Environmental Sciences (Environmental Policy)

Non-academic qualifications:

  • Project Management (Prince2 Practitioner)
  • Business Analysis
  • Risk Management (MoR)
  • Open Water Diver (NOB) and Instruct Snorkelling Skills (ISS, PADI)
Key responsibilities

Supporting research staff and particularly the Dean (Research) at the College of Science and Engineering