Don has more than 30 years’ experience in science, technology and innovation policy and a recent strong focus on science and technology cooperation issues, research collaboration and technology transfer.
Don is working with Howard Partners as an Associate.
Qualifications and skills
Don possesses excellent communication, mobilisation and change management skills, demonstrated in:
General professional experience
Don's professional experience covers
Don has worked as Industry, Science and Technology Counsellor in Indonesia, a Science and Technology Advisor to the Commonwealth Minister for Industry, Science and Resources, and as Manager, Strategy Development, Biotechnology Australia where he was involved in negotiations with diverse interests in strategy development.
Specific professional experience
Don has deep experience in science and technology policy and international science and technology cooperation. Recent experience has included:
Don has also has in-depth experience as a developer and user of indicators for S&T policy, and author of many reports based on the critical analysis of S&T indicators. He has been Australian correspondent for the EU ERAWATCH global innovation and research policy database, managed by Technopolis.
A comprehensive review of Australia's higher education system was published as Rethinking Australian Higher Education by Howard Partners and UTS on 18 February 2021.
In May 2020 an extended analysis of Australia's research capacity was published as Challenges for Australian Research and Innovation by UTS as an Occasional Paper.
In 2019 Howard Partners completed the first ever comprehensive Performance Review of the Rural Innovation System for the National Primary Industries Research and Innovation Committee.
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