Innovation Development Lead & TRaM Program Director, University of Melbourne

Simon's passion is accelerating research impact. Which is just as well, given he leads innovation development for the Carlton Connect -- the University of Melbourne's Innovation Precinct.

Simon is also Program Director for the Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM) program and is a trained Lean Launchpad™ Educator with a professional background in business development. He has worked with several early stage high growth biotechnology companies in Europe and the US and has over 8 years’ experience in research commercialisation, working for both the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne.

Simon has also worked in management consulting and holds a BSc (Hons), from Monash University, a graduate certificate in applied finance, and a PhD in developmental genetics from The University of Queensland.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Innovation Development Lead & TRaM Program Director, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2014
    Acting Director, EU Centre, University of Melbourne
  • 2012–2013
    Strategy Consultant, Strategic Project Partners
  • 2009–2012
    Business Development, Melbourne Ventures
  • 2009–2010
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Queensland

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2003 
    Monash University, BSc Hons