Manager Research Ethics and Integrity
Rick Williams' main responsibilities are the management and coordination of the University's Research Ethics and Integrity programs.
- Research ethics committee member training
- Research supervisor and student training
- Research ethics advisor training
- Supporting the reflective practice of researchers
- Research ethics governance
- Development of research ethics management systems
Rick has worked in public sector human research and ethics management for more than 10 years, primarily in developing research collaborations between the state government and all Queensland universities and most of the top 10 research universities in Australia involving almost 200 projects mostly in the health and social sciences. He has degrees in Administration and Technology Management from Griffith University.
Rick's work experience spans over 20 years with the Commonwealth and Queensland governments across the health, justice and community sectors and he also brings to Griffith expertise and experience in strategic planning, advanced statistical and economic analysis and modelling and policy and organisational performance evaluation.
Prior to joining Griffith University, Rick spent 5 years in state government in a senior management role establishing systems that delivered the first comprehensive cost-benefit analyses to identify major costs, benefits and a positive return on investment from a place-based social inclusion project; the first program level evaluation to clearly demonstrate measurable positive client outcomes from a social inclusion project; and design and implementation of a major longitudinal research project on social inclusion outcome measurement for complex needs clients to determine how much and for how long the positive client outcomes are sustainable.