Dr Laura Dan, Chief Program Officer

Dr Laura Dan


Dr Laura Dan joined the Australian Research Council in 2011 and is its Chief Program Officer, leading the operations and strategy of the National Competitive Grants Program.

Dr Dan has had an extensive career in research and research management. Prior to joining the ARC, Dr Dan spent six years in research leadership roles at the Australian National University. She also served as Convener of the ACT Chapter of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) between 2009 and 2011. She has been a member of the ARMS Accreditation Council since 2013.

Dr Dan’s interests are strategic research management and leadership, and she has delivered numerous seminars and workshops on these topics.

Dr Dan holds a PhD in Linguistics and a Master of Management from the Australian National University. She has published two books and lectured across several disciplines, including linguistics, French, and international business.