The INORMS Working group comprises:

Linsey Dickson

Linsey Dickson is Head of Research Funding within Research & Innovation Services at the University of Stirling, with responsibility for leading a team focussing on research development and supporting the delivery of increased grant capture. Linsey has also held various posts within research management and administration at Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh College of Art.

Linsey has experience of most areas of research management and administration and in particular pre-award management, research intelligence and policy and strategy development. She represents ARMA on the Research Organisations Consultation Group which advices the Research Councils on all aspects of research funding administration and policy. She is passionate about professional development and supporting those working within research and research support.

Before taking up her role at Director, Qualifications she was Director without portfolio and has been a member of the Training & Development committee for 4 years before chairing this committee for a year. Linsey currently chairs the Professional Development committee and as part of this works closely with a number of our sister associations, such as EARMA, SRAi and CARA and INORMS as well as related professional bodies such as Vitae and ACU.

Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe

Patrice is Programme Officer at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). She manages the ACU’s Research Management programme which support supports professionalisation and benchmarking in RMA and has extensive experience of working with research managers and administrators across the world.  She was a member of the initial RAAAP project advisory group and now leads a number of sub groups in the INROMS RAAAP-2 TaskForce.

Tania Tambiah

Tania Tambiah is the Associate Director, Research Development, for the College of Business, RMIT University, Australia. Tania’s research management, leadership and training experience spans over 20 years, and focusses on formulating and implementing strategy; designing management frameworks; creating infrastructure, systems and networks; and building professional teams.

Professionally, Tania is deeply committed to advancing and promoting research management and its specialists across the sector (nationally and internationally). She is an ARMS Board Member, the Board Liaison for the ARMS Member Services Standing Committee and a Training Fellow for the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program. She is also a Member of SRA International and NCURA, and is the International Representative for the SRA International Awards Committee.

Aline Pacifico

Aline Pacifico is the former (2016-2018) and current (2019-2020) President of Brazilian Research Administration and Management Association (BRAMA), organization founded in 2013 to enhance the professionalism of research manager within Brazilian universities, research institutes, funding agencies and other scientific and technological development institutions.

She holds a degree in Public Relations and an MBA degree in Strategic and Economic Management of Projects. She has been working for 18 years in the field of Research Administration in Healthcare Systems and Hospitals.

She is also member of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International) and holds a member representative role at International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS).

Deborah Zornes

Dr. Deborah Zornes is the Director, Research Services at Royal Roads University and has been working in research administration and management since the 1900s. In her capacity as Director she is responsible for strategic and operational directions of research administration and support at the university, working with faculty to find research opportunities, assisting in the development submission of proposals, and the management and reporting of research activities. Deborah is also the current President of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA). She holds a PhD from the University of Victoria (Canada) in Interdisciplinary Studies and her research interests focus on: 1) evaluating and measuring research effectiveness and quality, including outputs, outcomes and impacts; 2) the impact of corporatization on the university and the research undertaken/supported and what this means for the role of the university in society; and 3) research administration as a profession. Deborah also teaches research methods at the graduate level.

Annedorte Vad

Annedorte Vad is President of the Danish association for Research Managers and Administrators – DARMA. She has worked with RMA since the mid 1990’s. Her career started in a large-scale research project at the University of Copenhagen, since she became an Adviser in the Danish Ministry of Science where she was also a National Contact Point for the FP6 and FP7 programme. In 2007 Annedorte was headhunted by Copenhagen Business School to build the central research support she is now heading. Annedorte has vast experience of board work. She was on the first elected board of DARMA (from 2009 to 2013) and has been on the board of SRA International since 2014 where she has also been the President of the SRAI International Section. She was among the inaugural recipients of the INORMS award for excellence in Research Management Leadership in 2018.

Paul Winkler

Paul Winkler was originally trained as a biologist and anthropologist. For nearly 20 years he worked as a researcher at the University of Göttingen. His studies were focussed on the behavioural ecology of free-living monkeys in India and Nepal. From 2000 to 2015 he worked as a research administrator at the University of Göttingen, where he became head of the research department in 2011. Before his retirement in 2017 he was for two years the administrative director of the Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Landuse in Göttingen. Between 2012 and 2017 he was member of the executive board of the German Research Administrators and Managers. In 2017 he became the CEO of FORTRAMA, the German Network of Research- and Transfermanagement.

Úlfar Gíslason

Úlfar Gíslason is the chair of the IceARMA board. He is head of the Grants Office at the University of Iceland´s Division of Science and Innovation, where he has worked since 2010. The Grants Office is responsible for all international research grants at the University of Iceland, from project idea to audit and impact and Úlfar is specifically responsible for compliance issues and communication with external funders. Úlfar also represents Iceland on the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Úlfar has a BA in Economics and a MA in International Relations and Diplomacy and an MPA in Public Administration.

Tony Ventimiglia

Tony Ventimiglia is the Acting Executive Director of Research Administration Services at Auburn University providing oversight for the Offices of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Proposal Services and Faculty Support (PSFS).

Tony has been working in research administration since 1999 and has volunteered in various capacities within the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) at both the regional and national level. Tony serves as a frequent presenter to audiences both domestic and internationally and serves as faculty for Auburn University’s COMPASS research administration certification course. Tony has served as an NCURA Board member, Secretary and is currently serving as President in 2019.

Prior to his current employment, Tony worked at the Ford Foundation in New York for seven years. Tony has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph’s College (Political Science) and a Master of Professional Studies from SUNY Stony Brook (Public Affairs).

Norifumi Miyokawa

Nori (Norifumi) Miyokawa is a Senior Research Administrator at Hiroshima University and has been involved in the university’s efforts to internationalize its research activities since 2014. As a scholar, he holds the post of Visiting Fellow for Hiroshima University’s Research Institute of Higher Education. Before joining Hiroshima University, he enjoyed working for the Education Section of the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and the University Office of Global Programs at The Pennsylvania State University in the United States. He has a strong interest in the field of international education, particularly transnational academic mobility. He pursued higher learning in Japan, Australia, the UK, and Singapore, and obtained a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at The Pennsylvania State University. Nori has been the leader of the International Working Group of the Research Manager and Administrator Network Japan (RMAN-J) since 2016. In this capacity, he has frequently represented RMAN-J at meetings of the INORMS Council as well as its Working Group and has also served as the Chair of the Planning Committee of INORMS 2020 Hiroshima.

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