Ms Kay Govin

Project Manager

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (N213)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kay is an experienced research services and project manager with a demonstrated track record of working in the higher education industry in Australia and in the corporate industry especially in banking and finance industry in Singapore and Brunei. Her expertise includes strategic planning and implementation of complex projects in cross-cultural environments, research development support and training, management of building research capacity activities, data analytics and preparation of comprehensive management information reports, development and implementation of business processes and procedures, risk management and fraud investigations including providing expert statements on prosecution cases.


BEd, BA (Majors: Geography and Digital Media Studies), GradCert (Public Health), Cert (Banking and Finance)

Honours, awards and grants


2008 The Credit Union SA Award for Academic Excellence

2006 Royal Geographical Society John Lewis Memorial Prize

2006 Flinders University Faculty of Social Sciences Award: Outstanding Performance in Geography

2006 Golden Key International Honour Society Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Exellence Merit Certificate

2005-2008 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation for Academic Excellence


2020 College of Nursing and Health Sciences COVID19 Collaborative Grant: Clinical outcomes and health services utilisation of a telehealth cardiac rehabilitation program during the COVID-19 situation (Chief Investigators: Robyn Clark, Alline Beleigoli, Rosy Tirimacco, Susie Cartledge, Kay Govin and Philip Tideman) Amount awarded: $49,972.47

Key responsibilities
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the NHRMC Partnership Grant (GNT 1169893) Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) Project including, liaising with multi-institutional project stakeholders across Australia, coordinating various project contracts and agreements as well as staff recruitment paperwork, managing the project budget including coordinating account payables and receivables in consultation with the lead chief investigator, and actively contributing as a member of the project management team
  • Developing data managment protocols and managing de-identified clinical datasets at Flinders University
  • Organising and providing executive support for project governance committee and project team meetings
  • Working closely with the external software developer and in consultation with fellow project management team members, to develop the CHAP website including designing infographics for the project study flow and providing content for the various webpages
  • Developing the Program Logic for the CHAP project in consultation with the project management team as well as editing, designing and formatting the CHAP Clinician Manual, co-ordinating resources from external sources and organising printing of resources
  • Managing CHAP project publications including preparing for submissions in line with journal requirements as well as contributing as co-author on some of these publications
  • Preparing outcomes reports ifor submissons in consultation with the lead chief investigator
Further information

2020-2023 Project Manager, NHMRC Partnership Grant (GNT 1169893) involving 16 investigators from 7 Australian universities and 11 industry and partner organisations: The Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) Project: A four step model of care and clinical pathway for the translation of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention guidelines into practice for rual and remote patients

2008-2010 Project Manager of a national collaborative action research project involving six Australian universities funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Grants Scheme (currently known as the Office of Learning and Teaching) and co-led by Flinders University and La Trobe University: Sustaining Distributive Leadership in Learning and Teaching: Cascade and Perpertual Effectiveness of the Faculty Scholar Model (LE8-691)

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