Dr Mark Hochman

ARMS Business Consultant, Australasian Research Management Society

Mark Hochman gained a PhD in science (geology) in 1991 and has been in research management for more than 25 years including a period of 20 years as Director of the Research and Innovation Services Office at the University of South Australia. He is a foundation member of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and served on the ARMS Executive for six years, including a period as President in 2007/2008.

Mark currently works as a consultant in research management including development of research impact strategies, research strategy reviews and process improvement. As a consultant he has been Program Manager overseeing development of an accreditation program for ARMS which provides the foundation level learning and skills for those who are new in the research management profession. He also acted as Program Manager for a 2012 national pilot program in Australia examining the case study approach to assessing research impact. Since 2011 he has worked with 20 Australian universities conducting research management reviews of Research Offices, research policies and strategies. In 2014 Mark was awarded the inaugural Janet-Dibb-Leigh Award for distinguished service to the Australasian research management community.

Mark will be taking part in The Great Debate – “Research Management is harder now than way back when…” at the Conference on Wednesday 18th September.