South Australia Chapter

Louise Townsin

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Torrens University

Louise is responsible for leading and managing the operational functions of the Research Office at Torrens University Australia. She provides strategic support for research and research training activities and develops and implements systems and processes that promote high quality research management, monitoring and reporting for both internal development and external reporting purposes. 





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
Carly Rosewarne



Committee Member
Grainne Mullen

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Gráinne Mullen is the Manager, Research and Grants at Flinders University. In this newly created role Gráinne is responsible for the operational management of the grants team and also providing strategic leadership to the unit. Gráinne has over 4 years’ experience in Research Administration including roles at the Cancer Institute NSW and at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in NSW. Having recently relocated to Adelaide from Sydney she is keen to build professional networks In South Australia and looks forward to adding value to Flinders University objective to become a world leader in Research.




Committee Member
Julie Krech

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Julie Krech is the UniSA Business School Research Office Project Officer: Grant Support,  the role focuses on providing support to academic’s wishing to secure grant funding opportunities.  In addition to this support, and to compliment this activity, Julie runs the training and development program aimed at supporting and building capability within the academic cohort around research, seeking and securing funding opportunities, improving  publication success, ECR mentoring programs etc.  Julie has been in this role for just over 12months, prior to this, she was the PA to the Dean: Research and Innovation in the Business School Research Office.