South Australia Chapter

Michael Crisp


Deputy Director
Business Intelligence and Planning
University of South Australia

Michael has worked in South Australia’s universities for the past 15 years starting as an inorganic chemist synthesizing self-assembling platinum macrocycles before moving into science education and then research management. After project managing four successful ERA submissions for the University of South Australia and providing high level data analysis, modelling and forecasting for research excellence Michael made the move into UniSA’s office for Business Intelligence and Planning. Continuing his role as ERA project manager but expanding research performance monitoring to include world university rankings, impact and engagement evaluation, and their intersections with new technologies, marketing, teaching and learning reflects the changing role of the research manager in the contemporary university. Michael is also undertaking doctoral studies in the field of higher education policy with a focus on research evaluation, policy and funding.


Katy Dolman

Dolman%2c Katy.jpgSenior Project Officer
Research and Innovation Services
University of South Australia

I have a decade of experience working in the Higher Education sector, with 5 years of experience working with research degree students. I provide strategic support and advice to senior staff members, including providing report analysis and briefing papers to support decision making. I am part of the Research Training Support Team in Research and Innovation Services, supporting the Dean of Graduate Studies in the development and implementation of initiatives to improve the experience and outcomes for postgraduate research students.




Louise Townsin

Townsin, Louise.jpgResearch Officer, Curriculum and Learning Designer and Subject Coordinator/Lecturer
Torrens University

Dr Louise Townsin is the Research Officer at Torrens University Australia. Her doctoral research explored how to encourage intercultural learning in tertiary contexts and focused on student mobility, curriculum and pedagogy.  She has extensive experience working as a university educator in face to face and online contexts. Bringing together her passions for education, administration and research, she has recently found a new home in the field of research management.





Committee Member
Mavourneen Casey

Mcasey.jpgDirector of Research
Office of the Vice Chancellor
Torrens University Australia

Dr Mavourneen Casey is the Director of Research at Torrens University Australia. Mavourneen joined Torrens University Australia in 2016 as an accomplished university lecturer with 15 years of experience including a strong record of academic leadership and an established track record in research. She earned her PhD at The University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health (2009) and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at The University of Queensland, School of Medicine prior to taking up a role as a teaching and research focussed academic at the medical school. The primary focus of her research has been both the mainstreaming of complementary medicine as well as medical education particularly focussing on the selection, progression and clinical reasoning outcomes of medical students.


Committee Member
Kathy Mott

Business Strategy
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Kathy Mott has worked in health and medical research for over 20 years, in the private sector, operating her own consulting company, with the higher education sector (UniSA) and now in the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Kathy has a track record in qualitative research, evaluation, business development and project management. As Manager of the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit in SAHMRI since 2012, Kathy has been responsible for growing, and managing a team of over 50 researchers, students and associates. Recently Kathy has moved into a new role at SAHMRI – Manager, Business Strategy – which will involve growing SAHMRI’s profile and relationships with industry across all SAHMRI Themes.



Committee Member
Elodie Janvier

Janvier, Elodie.jpgStrategic Research Development Manager
Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing
The University of Adelaide









Committee Member
Stacey Williams

Stacey WilliamsCentre Manager
Adelaide Microscopy
The University of Adelaide