Dr Tania Bezzobs is an experienced research manager who has worked in the sector for over 15 years. Her current role is Executive Director, Swinburne Research Office at Swinburne University of Technology. Previously she has worked in senior roles at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University as well as the Victorian Government. Her responsibilities have included government policy advice and program management, intellectual property management and commercialisation, grants and contracts administration, and research funding strategy and development, particularly with major research initiatives. She has extensive experience in facilitating partnerships, collaborations and strategic research initiatives with other research organisations, government agencies and industry. Her qualifications include a PhD, MBA, Masters of IP Law, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and ARMS Accredited Research Manager (Professional Level).