The Board

The Board is the governing body of the Society. It controls and directs ARMS’ business, including its committees and determines its promotion, policies, strategic planning and progress towards achievement of its mission and goals.

The new Board members took up their roles after the 2018 Annual General Meeting on 20 September 2018.

Dr Campbell Thomson



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   Director of the Office of Research Enterprise at the University of Western Australia 






The President of the Society shall be the Chair of the Board and has overall responsibility for:

  • The delivery of the ARMS Strategic Plan 2020;
  • Business development initiatives for the Society;
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the Society;
  • Stakeholder engagement for the Society; 
  • Chairing of Board Meetings;
  • Member of the Accreditation Council; chairing the Annual General Meeting of the Society;
  • Conducting Induction interviews with new Board members; and 
  • Ensuring that the Executive fulfils its legal obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 and Associations Incorporation Reform Act (Vic) 2012.

Dr Ross McLennan

President Elect

McLennan_photo.jpg   Director, Research and Innovation Services
   University of South Australia






Connie Mogg


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 Manager: Research and Revenue Accounting Services
 Monash University







The Treasurer shall have responsibility for:

  • Maintaining accurate and current records and an audit trail of all accounts maintained by the Society;
  • Financial accountability including planning and budgeting in accordance with the ARMS 2020 Strategic Plan;
  • Advising the Executive on financial strategy including preparation of financial reports, both current and forecasts;
  • Attending and participating in all scheduled Executive meetings;
  • Being informed about the Society's mission, governance structure, and programs;
  • Preparation of the Society's Annual Statement and its Annual Financial Statement for endorsement by our membership at the annual AGM; and 
  • Assisting the Executive in carrying out its legal obligations.

Dr Misty-Lee Palmer


M Palmer photo.jpg   Assistant Director, Investigator Grants








The Secretary shall have the responsibility for:

  • Calling (and attending) meetings of ARMS, including preparing notices of a meeting and of the business to be conducted at the meeting in consultation with the President of ARMS;
  • Keeping minutes of each meeting including minutes of the Annual General Meeting;
  • Keeping copies of all correspondence of other documents relating to the Society;
  • Assisting the Executive in carrying out its legal obligations; and 
  • Coordination of legal advice relating to the constitution.

Dr Johanna Barclay

Committee Member

Johanna-Barclay-1.jpg   Senior Research Development Manager, University of New South Wales










Ian McIntosh

Committee Member

Ian McIntosh.jpg Associate Director Research Development
 Victoria University of Wellington






Tania Tambiah

Committee Member

Tania Tambiah.jpg Associate Director, Research Development
 College of Business, RMIT University







Dr Bryony Wakefield

Committee Member

Bryony Wakefield.png Director, Research Development, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
 The University of Melbourne