Dr Sarah Flaim is National Imaging Facility’s Chief Operating Officer.
Sarah brings a valuable skillset to NIF, and joins us from The University of Queensland, where she was most recently the School Manager in the School of IT and Electrical Engineering, managing core operational activities and providing oversight and leadership of a team of 30 professional staff. She has a passion for leading high-performing teams, enhancing workplace culture and identifying pragmatic solutions to the operational challenges facing academic institutions.
Prior to this, Sarah held a number of specialist research management roles across several UQ faculties and central units and has an in-depth understanding of the life cycle of research projects. Before joining UQ in 2010, Sarah was a postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College at the University of Oxford, where she undertook interdisciplinary research in computational biology focusing on the electrophysiology of the mammalian heart.