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The Australian National Fabrication Facility is delighted to announce Anita Gibson as the Project Manager for the development of an NCRIS Concierge business model. 

Anita Gibson is returning to the ANFF family with over 20 years of experience within the research and higher education sectors, working in universities, government and private institutions. Previously the Senior Administration and Business Development Officer for our ANFF-Qld Node, Anita provided advice to the ANFF COO, the ANFF-Qld Director and the UQ Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) for submissions to the Australian Federal Government, the Queensland State Government, the ANFF Board and the ANFF Strategic Advisory Committee.

More recently, Anita worked as the Research Development Manager at the Child Health Research Centre, providing tailored grant-specific assistance and strategic advice to improve the calibre of more than 40+ high-quality grant applications in competitive schemes during her tenure.

She also organised numerous professional development workshops for researchers across the faculty, including navigating the policy landscape, co-designing research, creating a personal brand and managing social media. 

As NCRIS Concierge Project Manager, Anita will lead a project to design a seamless and direct engagement experience for any potential client of our well-resourced and expansive National Research Infrastructure. This project will engage with all of the teams in the various NCRIS funded infrastructure providers to develop a business model to simplify and streamline the process for anyone to find the right solution amidst the extensive and diverse research infrastructure and expertise available. 

Anita is excited to be returning to ANFF and becoming an active part of the wider NCRIS community. ‘Research Infrastructure is an essential underpinning of Australia’s incredible research and industrial achievements, and I am passionate about helping all Australians get the most out of our extraordinary National Research Infrastructure. The NCRIS Concierge service will empower R&D across all sectors by providing a central resource to assist researchers to understand and access the full breadth of support available. I am looking forward to working with people all around the country to develop the best practice for this new seamless engagement experience,” she said.