Intro: Tim Cahill is a UOW PhD graduate with a wealth of experience in consulting in the public, private, non-profit and higher education sectors. For those of you who were around then, he was a keynote speaker at the Careers Central/ Graduate Research School ‘PhD Career Futures’ conference in 2014. As part of his work for ‘Research Strategies Australia’, he has developed a number of short videos highlighting the opportunities for researchers in consultancy. Thank you to Tim for giving us permission to share this video on the HDR Career Conversations blog. In such an uncertain time in the job market, Tim argues you should think about consultancy as a career option, either full time or as a side hustle – here’s why…
Dr Tim Cahill is a UOW PhD graduate with 15 years experience working with stakeholders in Australia’s Research & Development sectors to maximise the benefits of publicly funded research.
He has held executive roles in the public, private, non-profit and higher education sectors, including as: Director of R&D Advisory practice for KPMG Australia; Director of Australia’s national university research evaluation, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA); Chief Data Scientist at The Conversation Media Group; and Director and founder of Research Strategies Australia.
His thought leadership has appeared in the AFR, The Australian and The Conversation, and his work has significantly contributed to the shape of Australia’s higher education research policy, including research evaluation and industry-university engagement.
He is an international expert in research evaluation, higher education policy, scientometrics, research commercialisation and research collaboration across sectors.