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  • The University of Western Australia (M464A), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 105 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Judy’s research training and employment history spans three continents and education systems, from living on a Kibbutz in Israel and completing a BA (Hons) and Dip Ed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, through school teaching in the UK, to a PhD (History), and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (UWA). She has also worked for the WA state government, in the Office of Multicultural Interests. She moved into research management in 2004 and became Associate Director Research Development. Her interest in the internationalisation of higher education led to her appointment as Principal Advisor (International Research Networks)at the University of Western Australia in July 2011.

As well as lecturing in Holocaust Studies, she has made a substantial contribution to Australian and international research on representations of the Holocaust with two books and ten sole-authored referred articles in national and international journals as well as conference papers and reviews. She was Vice President of the WA Holocaust Institute for six years. Since 2004 she has increasingly focused her research on higher education policy and research management. She was Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and in 2006 won the prestigious ARMS Award for Excellence. In 2009 she was awarded an Endeavour Executive Award (DEEWR) to visit China to exchange best practice in research development.

Roles and responsibilities

Judith Berman, UWA’s Principal Advisor on International Research Networks, facilitates the involvement of UWA researchers with international research networks and collaborations. Judy works closely with the DVCR to facilitate UWA’s engagement with the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), to develop the research related aspects of the Matariki Network, and UWA’s partnership with the University of Science & Technology China (UTCS) If you would like to find out more about WUN need help with facilitating an international research collaboration, or are looking for travel funding you can contact Judy on x8033 or

Previous positions

Associate Director, Research Development, UWA.

Policy Officer, Office of Multicultural Interests, Department of Premier and Cabinet, 2004

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (History Dept.), University of Western Australia, 2000-2003

Teaching overview

Unit Coordinator and Lecturer, 'HY 238/338 The Decline & Fall of the Russian Empire 1894-2001', University of Western Australia, 2001, 2002.

Unit coordinator and lecturer,‘HY 168 – The Holocaust and its Legacy for the Twentieth Century’, University of Notre Dame,

Lecturer, ‘History 122 – Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians’, University of Western Australia, 1999.


Holocaust remembrance & memorialisation
Higher education policy and research management
Postdoctoral development
Industry-University research partnerships


English and Hebrew (fluent)


  • Holocaust remembrance and memorialisation

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Research Output 2000 2011

  • 105 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Conference paper
20 Citations (Scopus)

Occupying a 'third space': research trained professional staff in Australian universities

Berman, J. & Pitman, T., 2010, In : Higher Education. 60, 2, p. 157-169

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

university administration
private sector
public sector
research project
24 Citations (Scopus)

Connecting with industry: bridging the divide

Berman, J., 2008, In : Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 30, 2, p. 165-74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reconceptualising post-PhD research pathways

Berman, J., Juniper, S., Pitman, T. & Thomson, C., 2008, In : Australian Universities' Review. 50, 2, p. 71-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2001 2002