Contact the BDM team

We can connect you with the relevant people to meet your needs. Contact one of our Business Development Managers to find out more today.

Dr. John Morrison – Senior Business Development Manager

Dr. John Morrison

Phone: +61 3 990 20183
Mobile: +61 (0)417 525 413

As Research Director, Research Translation at Monash University's Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences since 2009, John has worked with a diverse range of stakeholders to accelerate the transfer of research into a range of outcomes; promoting private equity investment and commercial grants.

John has more than 20 years' experience in the global biotechnology and medical research sectors with senior roles with major institutions and public and private biotechnology companies. His expertise covers structuring and negotiating alliances, deal-making, grant applications, stakeholder relations,  term  sheet  negotiations,  team  management, R&D and business planning as well as technical experience across rodent genetics, genomics, stem cell biology and protein chemistry. His projects have been based in California, London, Melbourne and Johannesburg.

Dr Jason Smythe - Senior Business Development Manager

Dr. John Morrison

Phone: +61 (0) 407 421 851

Jason is the Senior Business Development Manager (SBDM) for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

He has over 25 years research, commercialisation and management experience in the biotechnology sector in Australia and USA. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Immunology from Monash University, a PhD from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research (The University of Melbourne) and was an NHMRC  C.J.  Martin  Fellow  at  the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda (USA).

Jason has held senior positions at Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd; the Children's Medical Research Institute (Westmead); the CSIRO; the Australian Tissue Engineering Centre Limited, Benitec Limited, and Horizon Science. For the last 3 years he was the SBDM for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health  Sciences  at  The  University  of Melbourne. Jason is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and has held several Board positions.

Jason provides leadership, management and support in developing relationships with the corporate sector, Government and relevant funding agencies to facilitate competitive research grants, contracts, tenders, and industry engagement opportunities consistent with the research strategies of the Faculty.  He  also  assists  with  the commercialisation of intellectual property developed wholly or in part within the Faculty.

Annabelle Brown - Senior Business Development Manager

Annabelle Brown

Phone: +61 3 990 56243

Annabelle commenced in the position of Senior Business Development Manager (SBDM) at Monash in November 2016 after four years at the University of Melbourne as SBDM. She has considerable experience in the design and submission of successful written and F2F proposals, tenders, contract negotiations for  research, innovation and teaching and learning commercialisation. Annabelle works with key stakeholders (academics and industry) to get the job done.

Annabelle is a Chartered Marketer with qualifications and experience in business, teaching and commercial training and development. She has over 30 years experience in T & D, working and negotiating with government and industry in Australia and overseas with online, F2F and blended delivery opportunities.  Annabelle has received industry awards and recognition for her design, delivery and industry engagement programs.