New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Chapter

Katie Jones

Katie Jones NZ Chapter Convenor.jpgContracts Management Team Leader, Post-Award Support Services
The University of Auckland






Jayne McQueen

Jayne McQueenSenior Post Award Administrator
Massey University

Jayne is part of a team that provides specialist financial support to staff and students from across the University related to research and consultancy projects. The team is responsible for the RM Ledger in the Finance system in support of research and consultancy and This also includes includes funding applications, budget preparation for funding applications, invoicing, and some externally funded student scholarship payments and ensures that all projects follow Massey University Policies. The team ensures consistent handling of all of these financial processes and represent a central point of access for funding agencies.




Dr Denise Greenwood

DGreenwood_1.jpgResearch Development Manager, School of Population Health
The University of Auckland


Denise is the Research Development Manager for the School of Population at the University of Auckland. In this role Denise is responsible for planning and coordinating projects supporting the School’s effort to enhance research activities that support profile, ranking, impact and income. A good portion of the current role is the management of pre award processes including developing and delivering workshops on various aspects of the funding cycle and advising of contract activation and management of live awards. Denise also works closely with staff supporting development of funding and ethics applications and is one of two ethics advisors at the school. Before taking up the current role in 2010 Denise enjoyed 18 months as a research office fund specialist at the University of Auckland. A variety of research based roles from research technician, laboratory manager to postdoctoral research fellow across a number of institutions including Liverpool University, Glaxo Pharmaceutical, AgResearch, University of Utah and the University of Auckland provided a good grounding for moving to research management. Along the way Denise has acquired a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and a PhD in Physiology from the University of Auckland.


Committee Member
Sian Wright

Research Strategy and Policy Manager
Research and Enterprise

Massey University


Committee Member
Kosta Tabakakis

Research Advisor
Otago University


Committee Member
Dr Chris Kroger

Research Manager; Deputy GM, Research,
GNS Science

Chris is the Research Manager and Deputy Director, Research at the New Zealand government owned research institute GNS Science. Before she stepped into this role in 2008 (when she also became an ARMS member) she worked as a research scientist in as diverse fields as aerosol physics, atmospheric science, and non-invasive analysis in several countries. Her interest in research management arose from a nine months secondment to the principal New Zealand science funder FRST in 2007. Chris’ current role includes the management of all our pre-award processes and the running of GNS Science’s research commercialisation programme and training. Chris taught at the University of Wyoming, and is nowadays developing and presenting workshops and seminars on proposal development and research commercialisation. She is looking forward passing on her and the collective wisdom of the ARMS accreditation team to all interested research administrators.


Pacifika Representative