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

Research Partnerships Managers will assist you:

  • determine if your project is contract research
  • prepare your budget
  • with the development, negotiation and management of the research contracts, liaising with all of the relevant areas of UQ on your behalf

RPMs can also assist you in identifying suitable partners and advise on industry funding schemes that may be utilised to leverage funding.

Contact Joe McLean, Director, Research Partnerships in the first instance or one of the following RPMs.

Business, Economics and Law


Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Email: ​contracts@eait.uq.edu.au

Health and Behavioural Sciences


Humanities and Social Sciences


Email: ​ med.rpms@uq.edu.au



Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Email: ​innovation.aibn@uq.edu.au

Centre for Advanced Imaging

  • Ms Rachael Birks

    Research Partnerships Manager | Centre Manager
    Centre for Advanced Imaging

Global Change Institute

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Institute for Social Science Research

  • Ms Emma Earl

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Institute for Social Science Research

Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

  • Ms Bronwyn Venus

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Sustainable Minerals Institute

TetraQ Research Infrastructure Centre

  • Dr Kanthi Lewis

    Head of Commercial Operations
    TetraQ Research Infrastructure Centre