The Australian Capital Territory Chapter

Shubhra Aurita Roy

Shubhra Roy.jpgFunded Research Manager
University of Canberra

Shubhra is currently the Funded Research Manager, at the University of Canberra. She has a background in Electronic Commerce and       Management and has experience in large international electronic   commerce projects. She has worked as a research strategist in industry   for a decade and very much enjoys bringing in the operational   efficiencies that lie outside of the University sector. She has been     successful in strengthening the service element of research administration in University of Canberra and in creating the scaffold for the transition of the University from a fledging research institution to an active thriving young research university. 

She is also an active community worker and is Secretary of Initiatives for Women in Need (IWiN) that focuses on women's issues, such as health and domestic violence.



Lori Mancell

Lori Mancell.jpgGovernance Policy Advisor

Lori provides advice at the CSIRO on matters that relate to Governance, Corporate Policy and Performance management, which requires a sound understanding of Commonwealth legislation, information management and process design. Additionally she is a 'Lean Launch Pad' coach, working with CSIRO's entrepreneurs as they engage with potential markets and customers to get great science out into the marketplace. Lori has also worked at a Performance Auditor reviewing/assessing for compliance and then developing in consultation improvements to systems, processes and practices. 




Dr Mary Gray

Mary Gray.jpgAssistant Manager, Research Management
ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Australian National University

Mary is the Assistant Manager, Research Management, at ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, at Australian National University. Mary received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Otago before moving to Canberra in December 2012. She managed the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation during 2013, which included the management of $2.5 million dollar grants program for early career researchers. In January 2014 Mary moved to the Australian National University (ANU) where she is currently an Assistant Manager to one of the four teams that service the physical and biological sciences at ANU.



Media and External Relations
Judi Burtenshaw


Deputy Manager, Research Services
Australian National University



Media and External Relations
Dr Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke.jpgHead of Pre-Clinical Research Services and Education
ACT Health Office of Research

Hannah is the Head of Pre-Clinical Research Services and Education for the ACT Health Office of Research, responsible for the strategic management of resources and business operations supporting pre-clinical activities of research staff, with affiliations to the ANU Medical School, the University of Canberra, UNSW (Canberra) and the Australian Catholic University. Hannah is also responsible for building and maintaining a research training program for ACT Health employees.

She has over 25 years’ experience in medical research, including laboratory research, facility management and design and research governance and delivery of services supporting medical research and clinical service delivery in both the public and private sectors in both the public and private sectors. In 2013, Dr Clarke was nominated as one of the 5 top innovators in ACT Health, leading to her inclusion on the ACT Government’s Innovation Hub. Hannah has a deep interest in improving the effectiveness of health services, focusing, in particular, on public health education and information. She is also a lecturer and visiting fellow at the ANU Medical School.



Media and External Relations
Marie-Helene Rousseau

Deputy Manager, CAP Research Services
Australian National University



Committee Member
Helen Marsden

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Graduate Research and Researcher Development
University of Canberra

Helen is currently the Director of Graduate Research and Researcher Development at the University of Canberra.  She has a background as a research training administrator and is a strong advocate for blurring the lines that have traditionally existed between research training and fully-fledged research – and, of course, their administration.  In 2013, Helen helped to establish the HDR Special Interest Group and more recently worked with the convenors of that SIG to facilitate the official creation of the Australasian Research Training Network. 

She was elected to the ARMS Executive in 2013 and has co-convened the ARMS Professional Development and Accreditation Committee since that time, including overseeing its work on the development of the recently announced Professional Level Accreditation Program.  Helen also co-convened the 2014 ARMS Conference in Canberra. 


Committee Member
Dr Jackson Thomas

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Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
University of Canberra

Jackson Thomas is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy in the University of Canberra. Prior to this appointment Jackson worked with University of Tasmania (Tasmania) and Charles Darwin University (Northern Territory).  Jackson is in the editorial panel of the International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, and Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice. He is a regular reviewer of a number of international journals including the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, Expert Review of Dermatology, Global Research Journal of Microbiology, Journals of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Jackson also served as a subject expert and referee for the grants advisory committee, British Skin Foundation, London, United Kingdom.


Committee Member
Helen Thomas

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Executive Assistant to the Director and Portfolio Manager
Institute of Applied Ecology
University of Canberra

Helen is the Executive Assistant to the Director and Portfolio Manager, at the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. She provides support for executive management meetings and manages senior level visits to the IAE.




Committee Member
Susan Ward

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Executive Officer
Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra 

Ms Susan Ward is the Executive Officer at the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. She has a Diploma of Accounting, Cert of Applied Corporate Governance, Master of Legal Studies and many years of experience in administration.