Australia Forum: Partnering for Impact

28 - 29 November, Brisbane, Australia | Forum
Impact through Engagement External Collaborations and Partnerships

Join us for the 2023 UIIN Australian Forum: Partnering for Impact. Hosted by Griffith University, this 1.5 day event will explore key themes, including what makes an ideal partnership, how to create more impact through multi-stakeholder partnerships, and how can organisations better capture the impact of their external engagement.

Through a mixture of panel discussions, case studies and networking with professionals from higher education, government and industry, we will collaboratively discuss what it means to enhance impact through partnerships, and how different stakeholders work together to leverage their strengths to create impact.

Join us for the chance to connect with colleagues across Australia, and learn more about initiatives being developed nationally and globally.

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The Ship Inn at South Bank – Griffith’s Business building at South Bank (Bldg S06) – Brisbane, Queensland. See Map.

Who should participate

This event is for thought leaders, educators, researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers interested in partnering for impact in an Australian context.

Why attend

Cutting-edge insights

Gain access to the latest trends, research and best practices in university-industry collaboration, both nationally and globally.

Networking opportunities

Expand your network and connect with a diverse community of professionals and national stakeholders.

Practical workshops

Participate in hands-on workshops designed by our experts to enhance your skills and knowledge in partnerships and impact.

Impactful discussions

Hear from renowned experts and thought-leaders in the field and engage in discussions on driving innovation and creating lasting impact.



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Allison Bambrick

A/Executive Director, Science Development and Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science

Arno Meerman


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Bronwyn Harch

Vice President Industry & External Engagement at Griffith University

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Ben Roche

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Education Impact) at Southern Cross University

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Dr. Claudia Arango

Deputy Director Strategy Systems & Policy at Office for Research Griffith University

Dilshani weerasinghe
Dilshani Weerasinghe

Executive Director, Queensland Ballet

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Hervé Harvard

Founding Executive Director UTS Rapido at University of Technology Sydney

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Dr. Mark Ashton

Director, Griffith Enterprise at Griffith University

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Michelle Jasper

Head, Gandaywarra, First Nations Portfolio at Australian National University

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

Director at UIIN

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Scott McNeil

Translational Science Hub Project Lead at Sanofi

Shannon willoughby
Shannon Willoughby

Executive Director for Government Partnerships and Policy at University of Queensland

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Dr. Wade Kelly

Director, Research Excellence and Impact at Monash University


Griffith University logoSince 1975, Griffith University has been focused on addressing the most important social and environmental issues of our time. Today, that mission is as relevant as ever. Social and environmental responsibility drive everything they do, from pioneering teaching in modern Asian studies and environmental science to their long-time support for First Peoples, social justice and sustainable practices. Consistently ranking in the top 2% of universities globally, Griffith’s degrees are designed with industry in mind, the future in their sights, and social impact at heart.