Dr Denise Greenwood

Research Development Manager, School of Population Health

University of Auckland


Denise has worked in the research management and administration profession since 2008. First as a Research Office Funds Specialist at the University of Auckland managing the health research and RSNZ portfolio and then in 2010 taking up the role of Research Development Manager at the School of Population Health. Here the role of research development manager revolves around strategies and activities to, enhance research activity and excellence in the School of Population Health. Key to this role is contribution to development and delivery of the School’s research strategy, working at individual, group and school level to identify and engage with a range of opportunities that support research development, including plans and activities to grow external research income, collaborations and research ranking. Before transitioning to research management Denise enjoyed a number of research-relevant roles from technician to laboratory manager, PhD student, tutor, research fellow and guest lecturer. The Fund Specialist and Research Development Manager roles have been pivotal in directing this career change. Attending ARMS conferences and getting involved in ARMS activities has increased interest and continued enthusiasm for this growing profession and for being part of a diverse community of talented research service professionals.



Authorised by the Accreditation Council to present:
Pre-Award Grants Processes
Legislation as it affects Research in New Zealand
Understanding Research and Researchers