Swinburne Innovation Studio boasts a small and dedicated team with a breadth of experience supporting research-led innovation, startups and industry collaboration.


Commercial Innovation

Name Role Contact
Caroline Herd Head of Commercialisation – Health and MedTech cmherd@swinburne.edu.au
Roni Habbal Head of Commercialisation – Innovative Planet rhabbal@swinburne.edu.au
Tom Forbes Head of Commercialisation – Space and Aerospace tjforbes@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Naveen Jason Commercialisation Analyst njason@swinburne.edu.au

Intellectual Property

Name Role Contact
Professor Terry Healy Chair, Intellectual Property Committee thealy@swinburne.edu.au
Vedant Bharat Manager, Intellectual Property Commercialisation vbharat@swinburne.edu.au

Innovation Studio

Name Role Contact
Dr Joan Norton Head of Commercial Programs and Operations jlnorton@swinburne.edu.au
Sarah Barter Events and Partnerships Coordinator sbarter@swinburne.edu.au
Ge Li Marketing and Communications Coordinator geli@swinburne.edu.au

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