Partner with us

Connect with our research community to discover how we can create change together

If your organisation faces a complex challenge or significant problem consider partnering with us to utilise our world class expertise.

Independent and impartial research by our researchers provides innovative solutions for communities, government and industry, and influences law reform and policy in the public sector.  Through our expert networks, we are able to combine different specialist expertise to tailor projects and partnerships to create change and bring about significant outcomes in your sphere.

Types of collaboration

Collaborative research

This is where your organisation undertakes research together with us.  We are experts at managing large-scale research projects and translating research findings into shared knowledge and training, or advocacy for change. Government funding, such as an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, may be available for such joint research work.  A collaborative partnership can benefit your organisation and help transform industry or society.  

Government submissions and law reform

We contribute to law reform at national and international levels through submissions and representations to relevant forums.  We have successfully influenced decision-making by the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Attorney-General’s Department, Federal Parliamentary Standing Committees on Science and Innovation, and Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, sentencing advisory councils, State Government enquiries and committees, and government advisory groups.

View examples of our submissions and their impact

Student placements and scholarships

Want innovative talent on-site? Reach out to see if you can establish a student placement, project or scholarship program. This kind of collaboration helps you connect with higher degree research students while they’re still studying. Students get the experience, and you get to identify the best skilled graduates. 

Professional development, workshops, and training

We are experts in research-led education.  We develop and deliver domestic and international workshops and training to build capability in organisations, regions and communities.  We also run sessions online.

View our events calendar for a taste of our research and events capability.

Contract research and consultancy

We may be able to conduct research on your behalf under a private contract to provide independent and comprehensive solutions to your needs from our top-level experts.

Pro bono research

We supervise student research into matters of public interest and provide pro bono legal assistance to the community legal sector and barristers.  Find out more about the UQ Pro Bono Centre or read our pro bono research publications


Please discuss your needs with individual researchers directly or get in touch with our Research Development Manager, Carmen Buttery.

Carmen ButteryCarmen Buttery
Research Development Manager
UQ Law School
+61 7 3365 7178