Partnerships and Strategy Manager
Francis Kirby has project management experience in the academic and corporate sector together with a research background in the fields of Neuroscience and Immunology.
Francis has worked for the past two years in KPMG’s R&D Advisory practice as well as across the Commercialisation and Grants team working directly with university researchers to commercialise their studies. Prior to this, he worked in both an academic research and project management capacity at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research at Monash University, and the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Melbourne.
This breadth of experience has given Francis a strong understanding of the research environment, commercial considerations and industry funding opportunities together with skills in communication, researcher engagement and project management.