Please contact us for further information about current technologies or the commercial application of our research focus areas.

We provide strategic advice, new and improved products, processes and technologies that can be applied by our partners in:

  • government
  • industry
  • the not-for-profit sector
  • other universities and research organisations.


 Researcher at the Western Centre for Health Research and Education

Key contacts

Dr Andrew Gaff, Deputy Director - Research Partnerships


Prior to taking on the role of Deputy Director, Research Partnerships, Andrew was the Research Funding and Commercial Senior Manager at VU.

Andrew builds research collaborations with industry partners, especially in the areas of health, biomedicine, business, sport and exercise science.

Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in university collaboration and strategic partnership development, developing research and engagement strategies and managing relationships which drive innovation and deliver tangible outcomes for industry partners.

Louise Bester, Research Contracts Manager

Louise has been involved in negotiating, developing and critiquing legal documents for over 20 years. She has developed key expertise in contract law, with practical and commercial application in a University environment.

Louise previously practised as a lawyer in South Africa, and worked in the government sphere as a legal advisor. She gained extensive commercially-focused experience working in the film industry.

She understands how to successfully operate and provide high standards of service delivery in a fast paced, demand-driven environment.

Contact Louise for all research contracts.

Phone:+61 3 9919 5365

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