Please note that the following PD Sessions @ Zoom are for 2020 are provided below.

 All ARMS members are encouraged to attend any sessions. Accredited members will automatically be credited 1 CPD hour per session.

The sessions are free of charge to all ARMS members, non-members can register to attend these sessions for $50.00.

 More information on each session, including registration and Zoom log-in details, will be sent to ARMS members at least two weeks prior to each event and posted as an event on the ARMS events page.

PD Sessions @ Zoom are scheduled between 12 pm and 1 pm AEST

(AEDT October to April) unless noted.

We hope you can join us for the upcoming PD Sessions @ Zoom series!

Please send any queries about these sessions to the ARMS Executive Office:

Tips and Examples on Creating a Supportive Environment for University-Industry Collaborations


Hosted by ARMS WA Chapter
Presenter - Tom Goerke, Director Cisco Innovation Centres Australia and Cisco Lead, Innovation Central Perth (an industry and research collaboration centre located at Curtin University).

As Cisco Lead, Innovation Central Perth (an industry and research collaboration centre located at Curtin University), Tom manages all activities aimed at accelerating opportunities, deepening relationships, and fostering innovation. The centre works with Australian universities, academic researchers, entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs to connect researchers with industry, accelerate digital transformation and help organisations improve business outcomes by integrating, creating, testing and validating technology solutions.

'Everyone' is Declaring a Climate Emergency: What Can We Do?

Hosted by ARMS Member
Presenter - Dr Simon Kerr (La Trobe) with climate resilience expert A/Prof Lauren Rickards (RMIT) 

The session is hosted by Dr Simon Kerr with special guest expert, climate resilience researcher A/Prof Lauren Rickards.  Lauren a co-leader of the Climate Change and Resilience research program of the Centre for Urban Research, and teaches in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, at RMIT. She is a contributing author to the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group Two Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and has a background in human geography and ecology. Simon, a former ARMS president, tries to work ‘part-time’ in the La Trobe Research Office, is an Honorary Research Fellow in the La Trobe School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has a PhD in Political Ecology and is producer of the multimedia immersive project Music for a Warming World.

Mental Health and Relation Safety in a COVID-19 World

Presenter - Nicholas Procter, RN MBA PhD. Nicholas is Chair: Mental Health Nursing and leader of UniSA’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group
THURSDAY 9 APRIL 2020, 12 - 1 pm AEST

This webinar will discuss and consider the mental health impacts of COVID-19 pandemic taking particular account practical steps to look after individual mental health and wellbeing. Emphasis will be given to navigating expert advice and current resources available for people who find the situation challenging. The webinar will also consider the importance of staying connected to others, working from home, calibrating media exposure, and ask for help during difficult times.

Bibliometrics for Research Management and Evaluation

Hosted by ARMS SA Chapter
Presenter - Adam Finch, Manager of Science Performance Analytics at CSIRO.
TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2020, 12 - 1 pm AEST

Adam Finch is an Analyst in Science Strategy & Investment at CSIRO. He has extensive experience in deploying publication analysis to demonstrate and evaluate the academic impact of an organisation's research.

The session will provide an overview of how bibliometric data can support research management and evaluation activities in order to explore an organisation’s research strengths, opportunities and challenges.

SMART Work at Home

Presenter - Sharon Parker
TUESDAY 5 MAY 2020, 12 pm - 1 pm AEST

Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Curtin Faculty of Business and Law, an Honorary fellow at the University of Western Australia, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield where she was previously Director at the Institute of Work Psychology. She is a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, and the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award. Her research focuses particularly on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, especially their proactive behaviour.

The Upside of COVID-19 - Flipping our Midsets Away from 'Crisis & Challenges' to 'Adaption & Opportunity'

Presenter - Andy Lamb
Co-Hosts - Ash Roberts and Tara McLaren
THURSDAY 7 MAY 2020, 12 pm - 1 pm AEST

Attend this session for a change in outlook and techniques to leverage the impact of this global crisis to improve the way you work. Andy will help you be even more responsive to evolving opportunities in research management, and continue to be an important part of the call to action to bring global human problems to the surface, along with deep research collaborations crucial to finding solutions.

Future Research Management Leaders Webinar

Hosted by ARMS Board
Facilitator - Mr Steve Hannan from the University of Newcastle
Panel: Professor Zee Upton, Dr Campbell Thomson, Dr Maxine Bryant, Dr Alistair Duncan
WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2020 , 12 - 1 pm AEST

This panel discussion will hear from new and established leaders in Research Management to provide insights for the next generation of Research Management leaders.  The session will explore how their career paths developed, how they deal with the pressures and breadth of their role, how they bring value to the researchers they support and what advice they would have for the next generation of leaders.

Shaking Hands with Uncle Sam: A Journey to Increase US Funding

Hosted by ARMS ACT Chapter
Presenter - Paul Harris, Director of ANU, North American Liaison Office; Marie-Helen Rousseau, Manager of ANU, Research Funding and Development Office and David Sprinkle, ANU, Research Coordinator, Research Funding and Development Office
TUESDAY 2 JUNE 2020, 11 am - 12 pm AEST

Paul Harris is the Director of the ANU North American Liaison Office since August 2017. He was Counsellor (Education and Science) at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo in 2014-17 and before that was Deputy Director of the HC Coombs Policy Forum in the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Facilitates the development of research and education partnerships in North America.    Marie-Helene Rousseau is currently the manager of the Research Funding and Development Office at the Australian National University, Canberra. She is in charge of coordinating large scale research funding schemes, managing targeted funding opportunities and implementing an university-wide training program in research management. Recently, she was awarded the 2019/2020 ARMS-NCURA Fellowship to visit the University of Maryland, US in 2020.   David Sprinkle is responsible for advising ANU Senior Executive on US funding opportunities and managing the current US research funding portfolio. Prior to joining the ANU, David spent 6 years in the Australian Public Service including working at the Australian Research Council. 

Removing the Anxiety Around Indigenous Engagement and Conversations

Hosted by ARMS NZ/Pacific Island Chapter
Presenter - Ms Jaylene Wehipeihana, University of Auckland and Dr Faith Welch, University of Auckland 
TUESDAY 14 JULY 2020, 12 - 1 pm AEST

Jaylene is a research management professional having worked in the Government sector for over six years, predominantly in indigenous health research. Working within the Faculty of Science she supports the growth of the faculty’s external research income. Jaylene is a member of the University’s Vision Mātauranga Working Group and leads the development of Vision Mātauranga and Indigenous Engagement for research support professionals at the University.

Faith has over eight years’ experience working in research impact-related roles in the UK and New Zealand. She has worked in business engagement at one of the seven UK Research Councils, as a Knowledge Exchange Associate at the University of Bristol and is currently the first Research Impact Manager at the University of Auckland. Faith is also one of the founding convenors of the ARMS Research Impact Special Interest Group. Faith has a passion for growing impact literacy and mobilising a positive impact culture within Australasia.

Writing a Strong Job Application for the Research Administrator Sector

Hosted by ARMS TAS Chapter
Presenter - Dr Regina Magierowski

Dr Regina Magierowski is the Manager of Research Performance & Analysis at the University of Tasmania.  Before commencing in the Research Mangement sector she worked as a highly skilled data analyst in marine and freshwater ecology. 

Health and Medical Research SIG

Hosted by Health and Medical Research Special Interest Group
Presenter - TBC
THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2020, 12 - 1 pm AEST

Post WA Conference Wrap-Up

Hosted by ARMS QLD/NT/PNG Chapter
Presenter - TBC

"Grantsmanship on a Shoestring: a Time-Efficient Approach"

Hosted by ARMS NSW Chapter
Presenter -  Dr Thorsten Kostulski and Dr James Walsh, UTS Research Capability and Development Team 
TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2020, 12 - 1 pm AEDT

This PD@Zoom session outlines the background,  structure and content of a UTS ‘grantsmanship’ training program offered in 2019 to upskill and motivate a diverse group of central and faculty-based research support staff. A recent period of research support audits and reviews has seen UTS transition to a more distributed research support model, driven by the fast growth of research activities across the university. Faculties are beginning to share more ownership of research support services, and cross-unit collaboration on key initiatives (such as major grants rounds) is increasing. However, sound grantsmanship expertise remained restricted to a handful of individuals, and an urgent need was identified to develop a new, ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to building grantsmanship capability.  Typically, new staff working in grants support tend to be trained in technical proposal ‘compliance’ checks at first, for a particular funding scheme. We turned this approach on its head, focusing instead on introducing the cohort to high-level, abstract concepts and considerations relevant to the strategic review of a range of research funding proposals. Short, subsequent workshops specific to certain schemes enabled staff to easily adapt their knowledge by drawing on broader grantsmanship concepts.  Due to the success of the workshop series we expect it to become an annual staple in the UTS professional development calendar and may have potential for wider adoption into ARMS professional development training and for other universities considering an evolved research support model.

Our Identity: Research Management as a Profession in a Global Context

Hosted by ARMS VIC Chapter
Presenter - Dr Bryony Wakefield

Dr Wakefield is the Tasforce member of the INORMS Research Administration as A Profession Worldwide Survey; Director, Research Development for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services at the University of Melbourne