Mr Steve Oswald

Associate Director (Research Development), Office of Research

University of Sunshine Coast

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Steve is the former Manager, Research Grants and Contracts for the Research Services Office at Flinders University, and is responsible for a team of staff dealing with research grant submission, acceptance and contractual negotiation. He has worked in university research administration for around 15 years, both here in Australia and in the UK, where he was involved in establishing university/industry collaborations, licensing and European Commission funding. Steve has a degree in English Literature, a Degree and Diploma in Law and qualifications in finance. Prior to working in university research administration, Steve worked for industry negotiating large IT contracts. Given the university sector’s reputation for “red-tape”, one of Steve’s main goals is to improve efficiency and process in research administration as far as is possible.   




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