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Eve Ansell

Linguistics researcher Eve Ansell has joined QCIF as our new Business Support Officer.  

In her QCIF role, Eve’s duties include executive assistance, finance, human resources, and administration.  

“I decided to join QCIF because it brings together a lot of my skills and interests. It’s an opportunity to use my professional experience in an industry that I really believe in,” said Eve. 

“My favourite thing about QCIF is that we really do put good things into the world. My role sits at the centre of QCIF operations and it’s great to spend my time contributing to an organisation working on so many projects that support researchers.” 

QCIF Business Operations Manager Lachlan Hoole said Eve is already “proving to be an invaluable asset to QCIF.” 

“Eve has been with QCIF for a relatively short time, yet she has already demonstrated her ability to leverage her analytical skills in identifying opportunities for the Business Operations team to implement process improvements that support our departments and services,” said Lachlan.  

Eve has a first-class honours degree in linguistics from Griffith University, and has recently submitted her University of Queensland linguistics PhD thesis titled, “Table talk: Floor and focus in sustained multiparty interaction”, which makes a methodological contribution to the field of conversation analysis.  

During the final year of her PhD, she undertook an internship with AARNet and completed the Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP) Graduate Digital Research Fellowship. “I’m a strong advocate for digital tools for humanities researchers,” said Eve.  

She recently became a certified Carpentries Instructor. Instructors can deliver The Carpentries’ workshops in which coding and data science skills are taught to researchers. 

Eve has presented at conferences, including the Discourse Culture and Interaction conference, and the International Conference for Conversation Analysis. More recently, she represented QCIF at eResearch Australasia 2023 where she delivered a talk titled, “Technical tools for humanities researchers: A productive placement case report.” 

Outside of academia, Eve has long worked in licensed venue management (pubs, clubs and hotels), including managing operations and business administration, such as financial reconciliation and reporting, compliance and human resources. 

In her spare time, Eve consults, designs and builds for escape rooms and theatre. She has worked on shows for Anywhere Theatre, Brisbane Fringe, Backbone Youth Arts, and Woodford Folk Festival.