Our Partners

Our researchers partner with a broad range of organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors - locally and globally - to deliver research outcomes that create change. 
Our research partnerships inform the development of public policy, improve student learning and wellbeing, generate new understanding about cultures and languages, and enhance commercial and public programs and services. 
By partnering with us, your research will benefit from the expertise of our world-class researchers, who are skilled in translating research outcomes into real-world impacts. 
R2P Centre secures a further A$2.6m from the Department to investigate the implications of COVID-19 across the Asia Pacific.
Dr Kim de Rijke and Dr Richard Martin from UQ's Culture and Heritage Unit use 'Economic anthropology' to back native title claims.
UQ experts bring community, school and law enforcement partners together to tackle truancy, in Australia and internationally.

UQ's CPF is partnering with CSIRO in a five-year A$3 million agreement to examine the policy, regulatory, and ethical implications of CSIRO's Future Science Platforms (FSPs).

2019 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award winner

Dr Sarah Bennett is transforming sexual assault investigations and outcomes for victims and justice with Queensland Police.

Sarah is invested in strong partnerships with industry to facilitate measureable and meaningful research outcomes.


2018 Partners in Research Excellence Awards

Associate Professor Kim Nichols and Professor Robyn Gillies teamed up with Queensland Museum Network, Shell QGC and QLD Department of Education Future; demonstrating how government, industry and higher education can work together to strengthen education and create the building block of stem careers.


Our recent partners

International organisations

  • The World Bank
  • the UK Policing College
  • The London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
  • World Vision
  • International Mining for Development Centre
  • The Academy of Korean Studies.

International philanthropic foundations

  • The Spencer Foundation
  • The Leakey Foundation
  • The Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
  • The Christensen Fund
  • The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • The Ian Potter Foundation








Australian Government Departments

  • Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Industry and Science
  • Social Services
  • Human Services
  • Education and Training


  • National Productivity Commission
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics


Australian not-for-profit organisations

  • The National Library of Australia
  • the Australian Youth Orchestra and MusicaViva










Queensland Government Departments

  • Premier and Cabinet
  • Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Development, Tourism and Innovation
  • Education
  • Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Health
  • Housing and Public Works
  • Police


  • Electoral Commission of Queensland


State-based organisations

  • Queensland Museum Network
  • NSW Teachers’ Federation
  • NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Brisbane organisations:

  • Wesley Mission Brisbane
  • Brisbane Housing Company
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Regional Aboriginal land councils
  • Brisbane Catholic Education Head Office
Partner with us

Contact our Research Partnerships Manager to discuss partnering with researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.