Professor of Innovation Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

Tom is a scientist with experience in managing the process of translating research into commercial products. His current research interests include the use of social network analysis in understanding how best to commercialise public sector research, the use of economic analysis to understand why some firms invest in innovation, and the use of case studies to tell the story of Australian innovation.

Research Interests

- Commercialising public sector research
- Economic analysis of innovation in firms
- Case studies on Australian innovation

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Innovation Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

Education

  • 1966 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1962 
    University of Western Australia, BSc (Hons)

Honours

Member of the Order of Australia