If you are unsure which section to contact or have general enquiries please call +61 7 336 53560.

Executive team

Research at UQ is led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President (Research), Professor Bronwyn Harch. The Research portfolio is responsible for enhancing the University’s performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally.

 +61 7 336 59044​


 meet the Executive team

Research equipment, infrastructure and central research platforms

UQ’s investment in major infrastructure, in partnership with government, industry and donors, provides cutting-edge facilities and leading technologies for researchers to pursue their questions. 

These facilities include extensive high tech research equipment and instrumentation, laboratories, wide-ranging scientific services and training, as well as theatre style auditoriums equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Research facilities are operated by expert staff to ensure professional support, training and consultation.  

  +61 7 336 53560



 meet the Research Infrastructure team


Research partnerships and collaborations

UQ has a long history of successful research partnerships with local businesses, multinational corporations, governments, NGOs, non-profits, and other research institutions.

Contact Joe McLean who will connect you with the appropriate team member to facilitate interactions between UQ researchers and external partners.

  +61 7 336 53559


 meet the Research Partnerships team

Commercial consulting and contract research

The Consulting and Research Expertise team can connect UQ researchers and commercial consulting and contract research opportunities. This team provides support services to ensure the engagement is a positive, meaningful and rewarding experience.

Contact Chris Gourlay who can facilitate consulting and contract research interactions.

  +61 7 334 67906​


 meet the CoRE team 


UQ research produces innovations that solve real problems.

Our commercialisation companies take UQ innovations through partnering, licencing, and start-up companies to achieve impact in the real world. UQ works with two commercialisation companies, UniQuest and JKTech.


UniQuest is UQ’s main commercialisation company. Specialising in global technology transfer, it facilitates access for all business sectors to UQ’s world-class expertise, intellectual property and facilities.




JKTech Pty Ltd is an independent partner assisting mine sites to achieve future production targets through advisory services and training across the value chain.


Research Grants, Funding, Awards and Prizes

The Office of Sponsored Research provides assistance to researchers in finding and applying for funding, and the coordination, establishment and management of research grants. This office also provides support for research awards and prizes.

  +61 7 336 53560


 meet the sponsored research team

Ethics and Compliance

The Office of Research Ethics covers Human Ethics, Animal Ethics, and Export Controls and Autonomous Sanctions. 



 meet the research ethics and compliance team

Research Analysis, Policy and Operations

The Office of Research Analysis, Policy and Operations supports the University’s mission to positively influence society supporting its pursuit of excellence by providing expert research analysis and policy support and high-quality operational support to the Research Portfolio.

 +61 7 336 54445


 meet the RAPO team

Other related contacts

Associate Deans (Research) and Deputy Deans (Research)

The Faculty Associate Deans (Research) and the Institute Deputy Directors (Research) foster, monitor and assess research activity within the institute or the faculty's schools, against the agreed research strategy. See PPL 1.20.08 Roles and Responsibilities of Associate Deans (Research)

 meet the ADRs and DDRs

Faculty and Institute Research Liaisons

Faculty and Institute Research Liaisons provide research management support to the Associate Dean (Research) and Deputy Institute Directors.

Contact a Faculty and Institute Research Liaison

Research Partnerships Managers

Research Partnerships Managers (RPMs) facilitate interactions between UQ researchers and their external partners, ranging from industry to government departments.

 meet the RPMs

Research Integrity Officers

UQ has appointed senior academic staff from each Faculty and Institute to the roles of Research Integrity Advisor. Research Integrity Advisors have extensive research experience and knowledge of the University's policy and management structure and promote the responsible conduct of research at UQ.

 meet the RIOs