Thu, 22 Oct | 78 Murray St

Building Industry Demand for Your Research

How can you, as a University-based researcher, successfully build “demand-driven” research and industry engagement into your own career?
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Building Industry Demand for Your Research

Time & Location

22 Oct 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
78 Murray St, 78 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

About the Event

Interaction between industry and academia is becoming increasingly important. There are growing incentives for Universities to diversify their research funding and to demonstrate impact beyond academia. How can you, as a University-based researcher, successfully build “demand-driven” research and industry engagement into your own career? In this session, Karina will attempt to untangle often confusing and overlapping terms such as engagement versus impact, and consulting versus demand-driven research, and discuss what challenges and opportunities lay ahead for academia in the demand-driven research space. She will share her own lessons learned navigating a career based primarily upon designing and delivering industry-funded University research and unpack how you can leverage these (and others’) learnings to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes when crafting your own successful industry-research career pathways.


Please come prepared to share experiences and ask questions that relate to your own career & area of research. 


Associate Professor Karina Jorritsma is the Professor of Practice at Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute. As an applied organisational psychology researcher working in non-traditional academic roles, she holds over 15 years’ experience in successfully bringing together academic thinking across disciplines and working with industry stakeholders to address critical workplace challenges. In her career to date she has successfully contributed to, or led, more than 100 multidisciplinary projects with many high profile clients in both the public and private sectors and across a wide range of industries, including health care, mining, aviation, fire and emergency services, law enforcement, and the Royal Australian Navy, including more than 40 industry-funded University research projects totalling more than $6 million.

Venue and RSVP

This session will be run both via online AND face to face at 78 Murray Street in Level 2, Room 213.

Due to social distancing restrictions, spaces in the face to face session are extremely limited. To reserve your spot, and to obtain the link to the stream, please contact as soon as possible with your preference

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