I have significant experience advising clients on the establishment of research centres, research funding, collaborative research and technology licensing arrangements. I regularly undertake due diligences and audits for clients prior to the commercialisation of technology and provide strategic IP protection and commercialisation advice.
I have a detailed understanding of the policy, probity and process frameworks which apply to public sector clients and have been a key adviser to government on significant major projects and procurements (particularly those with a technology focus), statutory powers and governance issues.
I have also advised the higher education sector for nearly 20 years on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters, including compliance with higher education legislation.
I hold an honours degree in both law and science (genetics) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne.