Joe McLean

Mr Joe McLean

Nominee Director

B Bus (Hons), Dip Teach, GAICD

Joe McLean is the Director, Research Partnerships, at The University of Queensland. He supports the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships) in developing strategic research partnerships with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. The role also involves oversight of contracting research services.

Joe has 20 years of experience working at the interface of research and markets across a broad range of industries and disciplines. Prior to taking on the position of Director, Research Partnerships, at The University of Queensland, Joe was Head of Strategy and Growth for Triple P International Pty Ltd helping develop new markets and advising on business strategy. He spent more than 10 years at UniQuest Pty Limited becoming manager of the social sciences and humanities group as well as leading the Consulting and Research and International Development divisions.

“I’ve been fortunate to have worked with many talented and passionate researchers. Professor Sylvia Rodger ranks among the best. It’s a privilege to be involved in helping realise her vision of a collaborative research effort to improve the lives of people with Autism that engages the Autistic community as partners.”