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What we offer

  • Independent, impartial advice crafted for each client

  • Imagination, creativity, scholarly depth and critical insight

  • High academic standards and intellectual rigour

  • Academic collegiality and respect: a focus on strengths and potential 

  • Trust and confidentiality

  • Commitment to timelines and to meeting expectations

  • Reasonably priced advice

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

Melbourne

Working across Australia and New Zealand

Associates in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, London and Cambridge

☎ CONTACT

director@outsideopinion.com.au
0410 569 393

 

Areas of Practice


RESEARCH GRANT DEVELOPMENT

We help in grant development from the inception of the idea to submission. We listen, read and give feedback, both in writing and in person, to junior and senior researchers. We have extensive experience as ARC and NHMRC research leaders, but we have also led Cat 2, 3 and 4 grants. We can advise on international funding schemes. We help applicants devise multiple pathways for fundable ideas and publishing initiatives.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMS

We have expertise in leadership and governance and are skilled in hands-on strategic planning at university, faculty, school and Centre level. We are experienced mentors and can work with groups or individuals, either in person or on line.


RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING

We offer support and advice for early, mid career and advanced scholars. Workshops and one on one mentoring hone people's skills in framing questions and developing research plans.  We work on line and in person. We give concrete help in planning publication and other outcomes, national benefit, impact and open access.

retreats, BRIEFINGS AND PLANNING SESSIONS

We run purpose-built workshops and retreats that promote constructive discussion and enjoyable planning. We bring examples, exercises, tools and models. We talk honestly to academic peers and encourage the same response.


INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP ANALYSIS

We help people to identify potential partners, develop the relationship and build commitment. We offer industry sector scoping and profiling. We show how to use techniques to clarify, engage and persuade. Our tools and frameworks build impact into every project from the start.

Academic innovation

We are experienced academic leaders able to give you an independent, informed view of how your curriculum offerings compare to emerging ideas and international best practice. We can help build a stronger nexus between teaching and research, through work integrated and problem based learning.




 
 
Work with us to build focus and informed strategy. Get experienced support and independent advice across research funding, publishing, impact, public engagement, curriculum innovation and regional, national and international partnerships.
— Denise Meredyth
 
 

 
 

Get in Contact

Use the form below to contact us. You can also email or call us to make an appointment. Calls come through to Denise Meredyth as Director.

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