Research Strategies Australia

Maximising the public benefits of research

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We achieve exceptional outcomes with our clients

Innovation precinct anchor tenant strategy

How did this university client land a major anchor tenant in their innovation precinct?

Biotechnology institute strategy refresh

What makes this biotech research institute different from all the others?

Organisation research strategy design

This research institute’s strategy required a complete organisational rethink

Don't just take our word for it

Focussing on outcomes rather than outputs – Research Strategies Australia. A great team to work with!

– Professor Susan Dodds, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Vice President (Research and Industry Engagement), La Trobe University

“It is always important to take advice from people who have actual, lived experience in areas where you need to make decisions. Tim Cahill has walked the walk – so his advice is extremely valuable.”

– Wilma James, Director, Business Development, Data61, CSIRO

“Very insightful and actionable processes and ways of thinking and working.”

– Research Leader, The University of Canberra

“I unreservedly admire what you and your excellent colleagues are doing at Research Strategies Australia.”

– Professor Richard Jefferson, Founder and CEO, Cambia/ Executive Director,

We understand what organisations that do research need

Strategy design

We design research strategies using grounded theory, ethnography, and co-design. Our approach  has been developed specifically for the  sector.

Training and coaching

Through our RSA Campus we offer face-to-face and online training options targeted at research leaders, and mid-
career researchers. 

Program support

We can support any program or project, no matter how large, including business case support, large program design and administration, and more.

Our latest insights

Organising for Effective Research Strategy Inside Universities

Organisational structures within universities and research organisations have reached a critical juncture - it's time for a rethink.

Making Differentiation Work for Research Organisations

Traditionally regarded as bastions of basic knowledge and discovery, research organisations must evolve in the face of advancing technology.

Reimagining Research Organisations as Multi-Modal Platforms

The role of publicly-funded and non-profit research organisations is shifting. Traditionally, we have thought of them as merely repositories of knowledge.

About us

Since 2014 we have been delivering outcome-driven consulting and training across the Australian research sector. Our clients include universities, research organisations, medical research institutes, peak bodies, government, and industry.

Our team brings together the best of consulting know-how with a deep understanding of the research sector.

Dr Tim Cahill
Managing Director

Tim has been a leading voice in the Australian higher education and research sector for over 15 years. He previously worked at KPMG (Director R&D Advisory), The Conversation Media Group (Chief Data Scientist) the Australian Research Council (Director Research Evaluation).

Dr Eugenia Demuro
Chief Operating Officer

Eugenia has worked in the higher education sector for almost 20 years, including at Deakin University (Director, Bachelor of International Studies and founder of the Spanish program), and the ANU (Director, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies). She is an active researcher publishing across humanities and social science. Her research is available here.

Danielle Warren

Danielle is currently completing her PhD at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong. Her research looks at engineering in vitro human neural tissue analogs by 3D bioprinting and electrostimulation. She holds a BSc (Honours) in Medical Neuroscience from the University of Sussex and a Masters in Translational Neuroscience from the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg.