The BEL Faculty has a strong history of engaging with both industry and government. Researchers within our three Schools of Business, Economics and Law are keen do further collaborations to provide highly translatable outcomes to business and the community.

BEL Faculty's Research Partnerships Manager, Annita Nugent, is the primary point of contact for facilitating researchers’ engagement with industry, in support of the University’s goal to double industry sourced research funding by 2020. They work closely in conjunction with the Associate Dean, Research, to build and maintain effective and productive interaction with industry partners as they seek to engage with the University. The Research Partnerships Manager is also responsible for managing the research contract establishment and welcomes being involved from initial negotiations onward.

Research may be conducted by individual academics or via groups across the faculty that may be drawn together via Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE). Uniquest is the main commercialization company at The University of Queensland and aims to grow the capacity of industry by packaging innovation and expertise into various industry offerings.

Key contacts

Name Role Contact details

Annita Nugent

BEL Research Partnerships Manager

Professor Brent Ritchie Director (Acting)
Australian Institute for Business & Economics (AIBE)

Level 5, Sir Llew Edwards Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia campus
Queensland 4072 Australia

Telephone: +61 7 3346 7308

Professor Steve Birch

Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH)

Level 4, Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE)
20 Cornwall Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Telephone: +61 7 334 61630

Anne Bannister UniQuest Senior Director

Level 7, GPS building (#78)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia campus
Queensland 4072 Australia

Telephone: +61 7 336 54037

Linkage Projects information brochure

The Faculty has produced an ARC Linkage Projects Information Brochure that BEL researchers may wish to provide potential industry partners with during discussions.