Dagmar has been associated with APHCRI from April 2009 when she commenced as a Research Fellow on a Commonwealth commissioned research project. In 2010, Dagmar took up management of the inaugural and second rounds of Centres of Research Excellence. In that role, Dagmar instigated the development of the initial handbook for applicants, and all early policies and procedures supporting the associated logistics, probity documentation, and other related infrastructures. Concurrently, Dagmar assumed responsibility for preparations for some of the Stream research projects. Dagmar had just commenced developing an evaluation framework to capture deliverables from the Centres of Research Excellence projects before leaving APHCRI to broaden her skills in the research field in another aspect of PHC.