EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
2017-present: Advisory Board Member of TechEvo
TechEvo (Technology Evolution in Regional Economies) received a large European Research Council Grant in 2017.
THE MELBOURNE INSTITUTE
2010-2015: Deputy Director, Industrial Economics Group, Melbourne Institute
2013-2015: Deputy Director (Research), Melbourne Institute
2015: Acting Director, Melbourne Institute
The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics. It undertakes cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to contemporary economic and social policy.
My research at The Melbourne Institute has enabled me to work with some of Australia’s best economists and observe how they interact with colleagues, politicians, bureaucrats and business people.
With Elizabeth Webster, I trained bureaucrats working in the area of innovation policy in Melbourne and Canberra by i) presenting papers to executives within IP Australia, ii) giving presentations on “the role for governments in innovation policy” to executives from Victorian Treasury, and iii) writing commissioned reports for government departments.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
2003-now: Research Fellow, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA)
IPRIA was established to increase the understanding, creation, use and exploitation of intellectual property by Australian organisations and individuals. IPRIA aims to move understanding and engagement with intellectual property from a technical to a strategic consideration. Intellectual property in this context includes the management of knowledge, personnel and intangible assets.
Over 8 years, my team and I have established a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with IP Australia (the major funders of IPRIA). This relationship has had an important impact on the way the Australian government has framed important policy issues around intellectual property.
THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC REVIEW
2011-2016: co-editor, Australian Economic Review (AER)
Published quarterly, the Australian Economic Review is an applied economics journal with a strong policy orientation. It publishes high-quality articles applying economic analysis to a wide range of macroeconomic and microeconomic topics relevant to both economic and social policy issues, and is the leading journal of its kind in Australia and Asia-Pacific region.
As Co-Editor, I solicited submissions to the Data Survey section of the AER, which publishes detailed information on interesting economic datasets.
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
2011-now: Research Fellow, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC), Oxford University
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is a multidisciplinary centre of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. The Centre produces a seminar series and an electronic journal, as well as a Mock Trial and International IP Moot. The Moot in particular has earned a well-deserved place on the international IP scene.
Through rigorous research, teaching and debate, the new Melbourne School of Government influences politics and decision-making to improve future outcomes in political science, economics and law. MSoG draws on the comprehensive character of a university with deep expertise in many knowledge areas, to talk about how academics might better contribute to public conversations, and societies’ collective wisdom.
As Assistant Director of the Melbourne School of Government, I coordinated research interests around the University on the theme: “Knowledge and expertise and public policy”. This encompassed a broad range of qualitative and quantitative researchers who are interested in improving public policy.
In addition, I taught into the inaugural Masters of Public Administration, which has been offered since 2014.