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UniSA’s new Director of Research and Innovation Services to provide solidarity and leadership in turbulent times


As the University of South Australia embarks on a new strategic direction through Enterprise25, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of Jodieann Dawe to the key leadership role of Director of Research and Innovation Services.

Commencing in mid-June 2020, Jodieann Dawe will work the with the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, to realise strategic and operational initiatives that support UniSA’s already robust connections with business and community.

With more than 25 years’ experience in research, development and enterprise across both university and commercial sectors, Jodieann Dawe is a valuable addition to the established UniSA team.

Her significant experience in transformational change across Flinders University and the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER), as well as her flexible and strategic direction at Water Research Australia, and the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure will acutely benefit UniSA’s Enterprise25 initiatives, particularly during the current turbulent and uncertain times.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington says Jodieann Dawe’s appointment is a particular coup for the University.

‘We are delighted to welcome Jodieann as a key member of our research community,” Prof Hughes-Warrington says.

“Jodieann brings with her sustained and deep experiences across research development with universities, and in partnership with business and community. We are excited to work with her as we advance Enterprise 25 and strategic planning in research and enterprise.”

As an expert in transformational change, Jodieann Dawe is perfectly positioned to address and implement the University’s strategic initiatives, particularly in terms of creative thinking, flexible approaches as well as business, community and student engagement.

“This is an exciting and challenging time for the University of South Australia, especially in light of the new opportunities afforded by Enterprise25,” says Ms Dawe.

“I am delighted to take on my new position with Research and Innovation Services and I look forward to starting a productive and rewarding new chapter with UniSA.”

Source: UniSA

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