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Dr. Joseph Lawrence
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Dr Joseph Lawrence is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Strategic Partnerships for Deakin University in Australia. Previously, he was Director of Industry Partnerships for Monash University, which is Australia's largest and most global university, and ranked as Australia's leading Group of Eight (Go8) University for industry research and recoginsed in 2017 as Australia's most Innovative University. Dr Lawrence is passionate about fostering industry, government and research partnerships with universities for innovation, education/training, and entrepreneurship. He has over 15 years of specialist experience in industry-university-government partnership building.
Joseph was also the Director of the Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre), which is New Zealand's Centre of Excellence for Power Engineering, hosted within the University of Canterbury. The Centre is regarded as an exemplar for industry-university collaboration in New Zealand, and Joseph produced the strategic business plan for its establishment in 2002.
Joseph has a PhD in Engineering Management (area: business models for industry-university-government collaboration), a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE), and a Technical MBA (Master of Engineering in Management) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is also a PMP certified project management professional.
Areas of interests in TH research
industry-university collaboration; centres and institutes
Areas of competence and expertise in TH research
industry-university collaboration through partnerships, centres and institutes; innovation strategy and technology transfer
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