Higher education



Outside Opinion is a team of experienced advisers, analysts and leaders

Grant development Analysis, advice, in-text commentary and editing by senior researchers and by ARC and NHMRC experts. Expression of Interest stage to full proposal, across all disciplines. Inside knowledge of AHURI, Australia Council, CRC and Cat 2 and 3 funding.

External review and strategic planning Independent advice on research, academic programs, leadership and governance, from experienced senior academic leaders.

Research development Advice on growing, sustaining and assessing research groups, centres and Institutes. Workshops, mentoring, retreats. Hands-on support with industry, community and government partnership strategies.

Partnership, engagement and impact Advice from former senior public servants, NGO leaders, community developers, publishers and editors.

Academic and research leadership Guidance from former DVCRs, PVCs, ARC Executive Directors, ARC Centre of Excellence Directors.

Curriculum innovation Analysis and insights from academic leaders across the disciplines

Publishing, writing and editing A team of editors and publishing advisers, expert on monographs, journal publication, citations, impact, digital platforms, public writing, scientific writing and open data.





Working across Australia and New Zealand

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

0410 569 393


Research grant development

OO supports grant development from the inception to  submission. We give robust and independent feedback on quality. We devise multiple pathways for fundable ideas.

external review

OO leads and implements strategic planning processes. We conduct external reviews at Faculty, School and Centre level.

Research capacity building

OO works with early, mid career and advanced scholars.  We help with research questions and with methodology and approach.

leadership and governance

OO members have expertise in governance, integrity processes, accountability and risk assessment.

Industry partnership analysis

OO helps research groups to identify potential partners and develop industry relationships.


OO offers writing workshops, editing services and advice on publication strategies.

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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