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.
The main office for Research Services can be found in Townsville - Science & Engineering Building 17, room 128. 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.
Townsville Office Phone: (07) 478 15011; 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 including diversifying sources of research income, growing income from research-related consulting and tender activities, and ensuring access to JCU’s intellectual property, expertise, facilities and innovation centres.
Project Manager, Contracts
As Project Manager (Contracts) Naomi manages the process required to draft, review, formalise, negotiate and execute a wide range of agreements leading to the timely establishment of research and commercialisation projects. This newly created role addresses the essential step between acceptance of a project or commercialisation arrangement (including for example consultancy, contract research, grant-funded research, collaboration and licensing) and formalising agreements to enable the establishment of project accounts within the University’s finance system.
Administrative Support Officer
Lenore provides administrative support to the Research Office. She assists with database entry, processing of grants, contracts and consultancies documentation.
Manager, Research Grants, Ethics & Integrity
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 provides expert veterinary advice about the well-being, 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
As the Animal Ethics Officer, Nicole 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 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.
Research Grants Officer
Javier is responsible for coordinating all National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding rounds, and administering successful NHRMC grants. He is the first point of contact for Division of Tropical Health and Medicine and the Colleges of Business, Law & Governance and Arts, Society and Education. Javier 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.
Research Grants Officer
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, Indigenous Education and Research Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. 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, Development and Commercialisation
Seth leads the development and commercialisation team for the entire university, working across medicine, science, engineering and ICT. His team has specific goals of increasing industry contact and collaboration, disseminating knowledge into the community, and enabling our researchers in the development of world class research at James Cook University into products and processes that impact the region and society.
Business Development Manager
Robert's focus is to build JCU research partnerships with industry, government and the community. He brings his experience as a business consultant to industry to the Business Development portfolio, to enhance and expand JCU links to drive innovation and research partnerships.
Business Development Manager
Tony provides a broad range of support for JCU researchers to partner with industry, government and the community. His specialist expertise is in connecting researchers with appropriate sources of funding and handling negotiations with partners to the formal contract stage. Tony's portfolio will expand and build on existing, and create new networks to foster potential industry partners for JCU.
Manager, Commercial Development
Brook Orr provides support in identifying, developing and growing commercial activities (including research and non-research tenders and consultancies) that enable the University to deliver services into a wider market and to assist JCU staff to maximise their research income and impact.
Associate, Development & Commercialisation
Pradeep manages JCU’s intellectual property, secures industry and grant funding and investment capital as appropriate to progress projects; educates researchers on intellectual property and commercialisation; and manages ongoing ventures and commercialisation projects.
AusIndustry, Innovation Facilitator
Manager, Research Information
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 provides reports on research activity to both internal and external parties.
Systems & Database Officer
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.