Research Services is the driving force supporting and facilitating a wide range of research-related activities at James Cook University. This support spans research ethics and integrity, research performance data and policies, competitive grant funding, contract research with industry partners, research-related consultancies and tenders, and the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property.
Our offices can be found in each Tropical Campus reflecting the importance of Research to James Cook University and its future commitment.
The main office for Research Services can be found in Townsville - Building 17. Click here for a map of the campus. For reception, take the stairs to the first floor from the main entrance and proceed down the corridor on the right.
Office Phone: (07) 4781 5011; Office Email: email@example.com
Rochelle Finlay - 0429 225 915
Rochelle leads the Research Services team in its mission to provide strategic and operational support for JCU researchers across a range of research-related activities. Through the development and delivery of strategic initiatives, Rochelle leads Research Service’s contribution to diversifying sources of research income, growing income from research-related consulting and tender activities, and ensuring access to JCU’s intellectual property, expertise, and facilities.
Working closely with academic staff and other units within JCU, Rochelle ensures that the Research Services team are positioned to respond quickly and professionally to research-related opportunities and challenges as they arise, and to leverage off existing opportunities for JCU.
Manager of Innovation and Commercialisation
Andrew Leech - (07) 4781 5033
Andrew has a background in scientific research and intellectual property law as well as extensive experience in the commercialisation of university research. He manages the Innovation and Commercialisation office and engages with researchers across the university to identify, protect and leverage IP by licensing or through the formation of start-up ventures. If you have an invention, discovery, design, software or other research output that you believe has the potential to be commercialised, Andrew would like to hear from you.
Associate of Innovation and Commercialisation
Mohan Sridhar - (07) 4781 6458
Mohan works with researchers across the university to source, identify and evaluate research that may have the potential to be commercialised. He assists Andrew Leech in all aspects of the commercialisation process including IP identification and management, technical and business due diligence, market assessment, marketing of technologies and deal negotiation and execution.
Research Partnership Development Manager
Margie Atkinson - (07) 4781 4248
Margie supports researchers through the identification and development of research partnerships across JCU, other research institutions, industry, government and regional communities. Margie also manages key industry and government relationships and provides support and advice on multidisciplinary collaborative research activities including assisting researchers to develop proposals to source non-traditional research funding.
Research Contracts Officer
Jim Campbell - (07) 4781 5238
Jim assists researchers across JCU with research funding agreements. He drafts or reviews legal agreements whether they relate to more collaborative research ventures or straight research consultancies. He enjoys helping researchers navigate the legal issues contained in those agreements such as Intellectual Property, Moral Rights and Indemnities. By helping to negotiate the more formal aspects of these funding arrangements, Jim facilitates a smoother and clearer context for researchers to do what they would prefer to do - Research.
Manager, Research Ethics and Grants
Tina Langford - (07) 4781 4342
Tina manages the ethics and research grants teams in the Research Office. She provides mentoring, guidance and strategic advice to the James Cook University community research ethics ;and integrity policy and research grant information.
Animal Welfare Officer
Craig Godfrey - (07) 4781 6506
Craig provides expert veterinary advice about the wellbeing, care and use of animals for scientific purposes to the University community. He supports animal users through the provision of technical advice and training. In close liaison with the JCU Animal Ethics Committee Craig also develops and implements policy and procedures to be compliant with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals and the Qld Animal Care and Protection Act and conducts regular scheduled and unannounced inspections of facilities and research sites.
Animal Ethics Officer
Noema Patterson - (07) 4781 4484
As the Animal Ethics Officer, Noema is responsible for administration of animal ethics applications relating to all research and teaching involving animals. She is the administrative support for the University’s Animal Ethics Committee and also works cooperatively with the Human Ethics Officer.
Human Ethics Officer
Helen Griffiths - (07) 4781 6575
Helen is responsible for the administration of human research ethics applications relating to all research and teaching involving human participants. She is the administrative support for the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, and also works cooperatively with the Animal Ethics Officer.
Grants Administrator (NHMRC, Biomedical and Humanities)
Rose Green - (07) 4781 6213
Rose has particular responsibility in administering National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants, and is also the default point of contact for enquiries about external granting schemes and other research administrative matters from researchers in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine and the Colleges of Business, Law & Governance and Arts, Society and Education. Rose supports the administration of research grants for these researchers by improving the quality of external applications and sharing knowledge about grant administration, application and post-award processes throughout the University community.
Grants Administrator (ARC and Sciences)
Annette Ryan - (07) 4781 5361
Annette is responsible for coordinating all ARC funding rounds, and administering successful ARC grants. She is the first point of contact for the College of Science & Engineering. Annette is responsible for checking all applications, providing feedback, submission to funding bodies in a timely manner, and when successful providing documentation to Financial & Business Services for account opening.
Manager, Research Information
Marianne Brown - (07) 4781 4568
Marianne is responsible for the strategic development of JCU’s Research Information Management System (RIMS) supporting research management and public accountability. She manages the maintenance and plans the ongoing development of the system, its peripheral systems and web interfaces. She is responsible for research performance analysis, benchmarking and reporting, as well as strategic analysis of accountability requirements and information needs, for example, for national research quality assessments.
Systems & Database Officer
Cedric Hensman - (07) 4781 6804
Cedric is responsible for the day-to-day operation of JCU's Research Information Management System (RIMS). He is responsible for implementing new features and providing support to the users of RIMS.
Lenore Brown - (07) 4781 5376
Lenore provides administrative support to the Research Office. She assists with database entry, processing of grants, contracts and consultancies documentation.
Office Phone: (07) 4232 1752
Research Grants Officer
Nigel Young - (07) 4232 1752
Nigel is the first point of contact for Research Services to the Cairns Campus research community. He provides advice to researchers to assist with their targeting and applying for project funding and assists researchers with the process of interpreting guidelines and applying for grants and contract research projects that includes tenders and consultancies.