Tasmania Chapter

Adele Kay

Adele Kay profile photo.jpgResearch Integrity Coordinator
University of Tasmania

Adele has worked in research administration and management in the area of research integrity and ethics since 2010. She greatly enjoys her current role as Research Integrity Coordinator and Deputy Manager of the Research Integrity and Ethics Unit. She finds that  each day is different in this role and as matters are never black and white she receives great personal satisfaction in finding innovative ways to support the responsible conduct of research at the University of Tasmania. Adele has extensive experience in the development and delivery of research ethics and integrity training, both online and face-to-face. Over the years Adele has developed and delivered over 80 presentations on research integrity and ethics to a wide range of audiences including Higher Degree Research candidates and internal and external researchers and research support professional staff. Adele has recently developed in-house online research integrity training which is currently being rolled-out University-wide. Adele is a regular presenter into University of Tasmania development programs including its Graduate Certificate in Research and Future Research Leaders Program.

Adele is a strong advocate for ARMS as vital means for creating and maintaining local, national and international connections and for staying up to date with sector developments. As an ARMS Accreditation Program Training Fellow Adele will add her knowledge and experience to the module content to ensure that the program is engaging and informative. 



Dr Che O'May

Dr Che O'May.jpgNHMRC Scheme Leader|Funding Officer
University of Tasmania

I have been working in the Research Management/Administration field since Feb 2014. Prior to this, I was a researcher in the area of Bacterial Infections. I completed my PhD at the University of Tasmania and then worked for four years at McGill University in Canada. After four years in Canada, I now think that Tasmania has really warm winters.






Shaun Kelly 

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University of Tasmania

I am a CPA Accountant who has been working at the University of Tasmania since January 2016. 

I currently work in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Finance Hub.

The SET faculty is very research intensive and I spend a good portion of my time managing the finances for Researchers and work closely with Central Finance in delivering the end of year Australian Research Council (ARC) reporting.








Dr Megan Dean




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Lauren Di Palma



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Ee-Jon Yeoh




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Dr Donna Roberts

DonnaRoberts- TAS smaller.jpgScience Planning and Coordination Manager
Australian Antarctic Division
Department of the Environment and Energy

Donna is an experienced Antarctic and Southern Ocean researcher and research manager with specific experience in developing strategies that foster collaboration between a wide variety of stakeholders, leading, mentoring and managing small research- and administrative- teams and an enthusiastic science communicator with a particular passion for translating Antarctic research outcomes to peers, policy makers and the public.

Donna received a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1998 for linking changes in phytoplankton fossil assemblages in Antarctic Lakes to climate (and discovering two new species of Antarctic phytoplankton). From 1999-2016 she focussed on the physical, chemical and biological research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, with a specific interest in the impacts of climate change on biological organisms, communities and ecosystems.          

 In 2017 Donna took on the role of Science Planning and Coordination Manager for the Australian Antarctic Division. Her team coordinates all research projects undertaken in the Australian Antarctic Program.