About Us

Westmead Research Hub has one of the largest concentrations of biomedical, scientific and healthcare focused minds in Australia and offers industry access to an active pipeline of groundbreaking medical innovations for licensing and partnership opportunities.

Westmead Research Hub Commercialisation Team

   Michael Powell

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) & Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, ​IP and Commercialisation Manager

Michael is an outcome oriented business leader who specialises in strategy development and IP/R&D/innovation commercialisation for B2B/high tech products and services. He has wide-ranging experience in multiple markets including medical products, diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals.
Michael has a proven track record delivering results and is passionate about developing and implementing effective commercial strategies. His expertise in IP protection and commercialisation, knowledge and technology transfer, business model development and value generation has been honed in senior roles in public and private sector organisations in local and international markets.

Contact Details
P: (02) 9845 0529

nadia_square.jpg   Emma-Louise Hunsley 

The University of Sydney, Commercialisation Officer
Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships​

Emma is a University of Sydney Commercialisation Officer, specialising in healthcare solutions including drug development, medical devices and digital health. She currently manages the University of Sydney and Westmead Institute of Medical Research’s intellectual property across the Westmead Precinct, Sydney.
With a background in physiology, Emma completed the Masters of Bioscience Enterprise and entered the medical device industry. She has since been working in Technology Transfer Offices in New Zealand and Australia.

Contact Details
P: +61 437 468 275

Julia_square.png   Dr Julia Hill

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), Head of Commercialisation

Julia has 18 years of experience in technology commercialisation.  She has worked  within Research Institutes and Universities,private and public biotechnology and medical companies, venture capital and corporate advisory firms. Julia’s roles have spanned the commercialisation process from business development to investment manager/corporate advisory roles, COO roles within public listed companies and Director of start-up companies.  She has a PhD in Embryology, EU and USA post-doctoral experience and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

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P: +61 2 8865 2839