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Martie-Louise Verreynne

Professor in Innovation and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University

Martie-Louise Verreynne is Deputy PVC (Research and Innovation) and a Professor of Innovation at RMIT University. She has held roles such as Interim Head of School, Deputy Head of School, Head of Strategy and International Business, and Program Leader for several programs during her tenure at the University of Queensland.

Martie-Louise is a recipient of and Australian national citation for contribution to student learning based on her work in the area of commercialisation of high-tech start-ups. She developed and led the MicroMasters in Corporate Innovation delivered through EdX.

Martie-Louise is internationally recognised for her research on innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship in small business, is an associate editor with the Journal of Small Business Management and publishes widely in top tiered journals. She has been successful at winning ARC Discovery, ARC ITTC and several other Category 1, 2 and 3 grants. She actively works with industry to create research impact and has received several awards in recognition of this work.


  • 2020–present
    Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, RMIT University
  • 2020–present
    Professor, RMIT University
  • 2006–2020
    Professor, The University of Queensland


  • 2006 
    Massey University, PhD in Management

Research Areas

  • Innovation And Technology Management (150307)
  • Small Business Management (150314)
  • Entrepreneurship (150304)