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
Working across Australia and New Zealand
Associates in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, London and Cambridge
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.
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.