Gai Doran

Director of Research

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Tel: +1 (203) 432-6523
Skype: ctaussie

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



MS (Research Administration), BS (Organizational Leadership)


Gai Doran is Director of Research in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.  Her career as a research Program Administrator and Organizational Manager, in Australia and in the United States, has been primarily in academic settings, including the Australian Centre for Remote Sensing, the Mathematics and Statistics Division of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Quinnipiac University, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) in the Yale School of Public Health.  Experienced in interpreting U.S. federal grant regulations and procedures and policy compliance, her expertise lies primarily in supporting U.S. investigators in preparing grant proposals for submission to U.S. federal sponsors.  Ms. Doran has a strong interest in encouraging inter-institutional global research collaborations.  In 2016 she was selected as the NCURA/SARIMA Global Fellow to South Africa where she met with research managers and faculty at the University of Witwatersrand, exchanging best practices of research support, and in 2017 she represented NCURA as a panelist at the 14th Conference of the Association of African Universities, held in Accra, Ghana, discussing the role of higher education in supporting research and innovation.

Ms. Doran holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University, and a Master of Science in Research Administration from Rush University's College of Health Sciences.