Julie Wheway

Manager, Strategic Engagement

Sydney, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


My primary professional objective is to maximise the real-world impact of Australia’s world-class research through knowledge commercialisation and technology transfer.

I help to take new ideas to market by developing and implementing commercialisation, funding and marketing strategies for research organisations and innovative businesses. I train researchers to navigate the cultural differences between academia and business. I also develop and facilitate networking events to promote and enable research-industry collaboration.

I worked successfully in medical research for 15 years – at UNSW, the University of Sydney and the Garvan Institute and have held a role in the ANSTO business development team. As a consultant, I have helped Australian universities and public research agencies, government departments, start-ups and SMEs to commercialise diverse innovations for global markets.