Research Partnerships Managers (RPMs) facilitate relationships between UQ researchers and external partners, ranging from industry and government departments to start-ups and SMEs.

Research Partnerships Managers can:

  • Navigate UQ and identify the best researcher to work with you
  • Help define your challenge and develop a research project
  • Work with your team to ensure an appropriate project budget
  • Liaise with all relevant areas of UQ on your behalf throughout the development, negotiation and management of your research contract.

RPMs can also advise on industry funding schemes that may be utilised to leverage funding.

Find out how UQ can partner with you. Contact Lisa Kennedy, Acting Director, Research Partnerships or find the RPM relevant to your project.

+61 7 3443 3100
Building #20, Level 3, Room 376

Business, Economics and Law

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

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Health and Behavioural Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Ms Sarina Hobbin

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


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Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

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Centre for Advanced Imaging


  • Ms Rachael Birks

    Research Partnerships Manager | Centre Manager
    Centre for Advanced Imaging

Institute for Molecular Bioscience


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


Research Contracts Officers


Dr Lauren Angel Ms Rachel Axon
Ms Phoebe Kearey Mr Ian Markwood
Mrs Alison Morgan Ms Aleksandra Naglik
Mr Anil Naidu Ms Jacquie Robinson
Mr Tim Sheehan Ms Karen Stuggins
Ms Sarah Wainwright