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.