Research Development

We support research development capacity for Higher Education Institutions by creating the necessary systems, skills and behaviours to deliver excellent research

Academic Capacity

Research funding surgeries, funding search, individual funding strategy, application development, research impact, networking, and project management

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Research Infrastructure

Internal funding and peer review schemes, approval processes, research ethics, finance support and contract management 

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Research Strategy

Research funding strategies, audits, and research strategies

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Who we've worked with

Practice lead

Lachlan Smith

Lachlan Smith


Lachlan leads our Research Development practice. He has extensive experience in research development and evaluation across a wide range of HEIs and research funders. Lachlan draws on his background in economic development, evaluation and LGBTQ support and advocacy when supporting clients.