Office of Research Strategy and Integrity

The Office of Research Strategy and Integrity (ORSI) supports the University at an institutional level with:

  • Research strategy, planning and implementation
  • Research policy development
  • Researcher development and career planning
  • Research impact

ORSI also supports University researchers in the areas of:

  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Animal health and wellbeing

Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

Professor Christa Fouche
Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Email: c.fouche@auckland.ac.nz

Director, Research Strategy and Integrity

The Director Research Strategy and Integrity leads ORSI and works to develop a shared and ambitious vision for research across the University through the alignment of University’s Research Strategy and the plans and interests of faculties, LSRIs, UniServices and relevant service divisions.

Contact: Via Sheena Davis, Executive Assistant, sheena.davis@auckland.ac.nz

Research planning

The planning manager plans and leads the roll-out of new and emerging strategic research initiatives aligned to the University’s Research Strategy.

Alex Thomas
Research Planning Manager
Email: ak.thomas@auckand.ac.nz

Research policy

The policy analyst in ORSI assists in developing, consulting on, monitoring and evaluating University research policies, strategy and related initiatives.

Dr Cate Gribble
Senior Policy Analyst
Email: c.gribble@auckland.ac.nz

Research impact

The Research Impact Manager leads strategic initiatives designed to increase the social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits of University research locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr Faith Smith
Research Impact Manager
Email: faith.smith@auckland.ac.nz

Research Recognition (Prizes and Awards)

The Research Recognition Coordinator identifies and promotes national and international research recognition and reward opportunities, supports eligible researchers to develop high quality applications, coordinates internal research excellence award rounds, and coordinates strategic research recognition and celebration events.

Email: internalawards@auckland.ac.nz

Ethics and Integrity

The Ethics and Integrity team supports the University’s researchers in research ethics and integrity, and animal health and wellbeing.

Dr Elizabeth Visser
Ethics and Integrity Manager
Email: e.visser@auckland.ac.nz

Colleen Altagracia
Ethics Advisor
For support and advice on dealing with project-specific ethical issues – Faculty of Engineering, Business and Economics, CAI and FMHS.
Email: humanethics@auckland.ac.nz

Fiona Cheal
Ethics Advisor
For support and advice on dealing with project-specific ethical issues – Faculties of Education and Social Work, Science, Law, Arts and the Liggins Institute.
Email: humanethics@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Jodi Salinsky
Animal Welfare Officer
For advice on animal health and welfare.
Email: awo@auckland.ac.nz

Maran Cassin
Regulatory Approvals Administrator
For advice and support with submission of human ethics applications.
Email: humanethics@auckland.ac.nz

Aimee Daw
Regulatory Approvals Administrator
For advice and support with submission of animal ethics applications and biological safety applications.
Email: animalethics@auckland.ac.nz