Dr Mark Hochman gained a PhD in science (geology) in 1991 and has been in research management for more than 25 years including a period of 20 years as Director of the Research and Innovation Services Office at the University of South Australia. He is a foundation member of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and served on the ARMS Executive for six years, including a period as President in 2007/2008.
Mark is the Past-President of SRAI’s International Section and is an At-Large Board member of the Board of Directors. He is an SRAI Distinguished Faculty and was presented with the Hartford-Nicholsen Award in 2015. Mark is a co-chair of the SRAI Education and Professional Development Committee and is past chair of SRAI’s Governance Committee.
Mark currently works part-time employed through Central Queensland University building education and professional development programs for ARMS and consults in research management and strategy for the remainder of his time. As a consultant, he has conducted research management reviews of Research Offices, research policies and strategies in 15 Australian universities since 2011. These reviews have included reviews of whole research offices and specific reviews in different universities of pre-award processes, post-award processes, human and animal ethics processes, research integrity frameworks and business support processes. The reviews have also included assessment of research policies and procedures and the degree to which policies, procedures and research office processes support institutional research strategies.
Mark was also employed as a consultant by Research Services at Oxford University in 2015 to provide support for their upcoming review which included responding to a “Value for Money” committee established by Oxford to assess the value of administrative units to the university’s strategy.
Mark has conducted major projects at a national level including acting as Program Manager for the 2012 ATN/Go8 Excellence for Innovation in Australia (EIA) Research Impact Trial which examined the case study approach to assessing research impact. This was followed by development of a Study Tour to the UK in 2015 for Australian Research Office Directors around the topic of Research Impact.
Other national roles have included a Program Manager role overseeing development of an accreditation program for ARMS which provides the foundation level learning and skills for those who are new in the research management profession.
More recent projects include development of a research governance framework and accompanying toolkit for the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (2016/2017) and a survey of entrepreneurship programs in NSW tertiary institutions for the NSW Department of Industry, Innovation and Skills Development (2016).
Mark has been recognised within the research management profession being awarded the inaugural ARMS Janet-Dibb-Leigh Award for Distinguished Service to the Australasian Research Management community (2014). In 2015 he was elected to the Board of the US based Society of Research Administrators, International – the first Australian to be elected to this Board.
Authorised by the Accreditation Council to present:
The National Research and Innovation System in Australia
Legislation as it affects research in Australia
Understanding Research and Researchers