Manager, Research Office
Menzies School of Health Research
Chris is the Manager of the Research Office at a small but innovative medical research institute, Menzies School of Health Research, located in the far north of Australia in Darwin. Chris has over 30 years’ experience working and living in the Northern Territory in a variety of roles before taking on working with health researchers. Chris has recently completed both the ARMS Foundation and Advanced Accreditation Levels and is actively involved in ARMS activities through distance and face to face opportunities including presenting at the 2018 and 2019 ARMS Conferences. She is passionate about the world of Research Management and has been invited to be on NHMRC Committees and has presented at NHMRC seminars on their style of working with researchers. Her background has always been in the health sector including as an Occupational Therapist in remote parts of the NT, as a Ministerial Advisor for the Minister of Health and as a Business Manager at Charles Darwin University. Chris is engaged at Menzies in strategic research matters, responsible for research integrity, research policies and works hands on with researchers in grant writing and management. Chris has recently been a member of an Arts Board (Darwin Symphony Orchestra) and considers that managing artists and the creative talent of those involved in the arts, has given her the stamina to take on a role on the ARMS Board which will be working with colleagues to achieve the highest standard of support for our profession across all sectors and in all locations.