Rita joined the team in a Senior Research Officer role in 2019. Rita provides support to the Director of the AIBE in tasks related to management of a large contract and research portfolio, including proposal development, contract management, budgets, and research management. Rita has worked at The University of Queensland since 2004. Her previous roles include: Principal Function Analyst, Enterprise Support Systems, UQ Information Technology Services; Team Leader, Fees and Scholarships, UQ Academic Services Division; and Senior Administrative Officer, UQ Faculty of Medicine.