Business Development Director
Paul Nicholls is the Director of Strategic Projects, Office of Research and Development at Curtin University. This role supports the research community across all disciplines in engaging with industry/government in strategic projects that provide research income and community benefit for Western Australians. Paul sits on a number of diverse boards and committees, and holds the responsibility for Curtin’s research Institutes and Centres whom generate the majority of Curtin’s research outputs. Paul is also responsible for supporting the ICT and Emerging Technology research capabilities at Curtin that include the Square Kilometre Array, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the Curtin Institute for Computation and the Cisco IoE Innovation Centre.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Neuroanatomy and a Diploma Education (Science/Computing) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Leadership WA.
Paul skills lie in business development, strategic planning, education and marketing and he has a diverse network of industry, government and education contacts. Paul believes in equity, consistent decision making and in ensuring that Western Australia makes the most of the opportunities it currently has to diversify its economy and create a more sustainable workforce.