I have a research background, and have worked across academic, clinical, private and public health, and government and non-government settings. I have previously succeeded in careers covering survey methodology, ethics management, data collection, project coordination, data management, data analysis, and report writing and have been translating the meaning behind data for over twenty years. Having advanced writing skills and strong data analysis (SPSS, Stata, and Qualtrics) and presentation (MSWord, PowerPoint) skills allows me to comprehensively understand and interpret data for reporting and translation purposes. Working in both data management and collection roles has given me a sophisticated understanding of the importance of ethics, privacy and confidentiality when working with sensitive data.
Currently I use my skills in these areas for assisting in furthering public health research in the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) and the College of Medicine and Pubic Health (CMPH).
Masters of Public Health (Research), College of Medicine and Pubic Health, Flinders University
Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion), Edith Cowan University
In my current role, I provide comprehensive advice and high-level research support to researchers in the CMPH andFHMRI by:
o Investigating strategic funding opportunities and providing representation in meetings to develop partnerships and facilitate collaborations.
o Liaising closely with researchers to identify internal and external funding opportunities and provide benchmarking for competitiveness.
o Coordinating grant development for applications to funding bodies including but not limited to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), NHMRC, ARC, Heart Foundation, NBCF, Cancer Australia.
o Supporting grant development and providing significant high-level support to researchers throughout the grant application process.
o Providing scientific and high-level grant review.
o Attending FHMRI strategic and planning meetings.
My key relationships within the University are:
Vice President and Executive Dean, CMPH
Dean (Research), CMPH
Director, Research Development and Support (RDS)