About the Defence Science Centre
The Defence Science Centre is the Western Australian contribution to the Australian Defence Science and Universities Network (ADSUN). This network supports the national Defence enterprise through collaboration with state university researchers, industry, the Defence Science and Technology Group, and Defence end-users. This facilitates engagement of Australia's best research and development capabilities with real-world challenges in support of the Defence mission; to defend Australia and its national interests.
The Defence Science Centre provides value to Defence and defence-industry by:
- Highlighting the local research capability to Defence
- Facilitating collaboration on defence-relevant needs
- Identifying opportunities for research and technology development
- Advocating on Defence priorities, capabilities, needs and gaps
- Promoting and showcasing Western Australian defence research and innovation
- Cultivating relationships and linkages between universities, industry and Defence
Previous funded programs
Key partnersShow more
The Defence Science Centre is funded by the WA Government and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group. We work closely with WA's 4 public universities and combine the collective resources and capabilities of our academic sector to achieve our objectives. A summary of the defence-related capabilities is available to download from the Western Australian Defence Research Universities Capability Statement publication (PDF, 4.3 MB).
- Defence Science and Technology Group Next Generation Technologies Fund (external link)
- More, together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030 (external link)
- Curtin University Defence Research (external link)
- Edith Cowan University Defence Research and Engagement overview (external link)
- Murdoch Defence Research (external link)
Defence Science Centre Advisory BoardShow more
The Defence Science Centre Advisory Board provides advice on the centre's strategic direction in the support of achieving its objectives. The Advisory Board meets approximately 4 times per year.
The Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from government, academia and industry.
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Kirsten Rose (Chair of the Advisory Board)
Executive Director Future Industries, CSIRO
Biography of Ms Kirsten Rose (external link)
Deputy Director General of the Department of Jobs Tourism Science and Innovation
Professor Michelle Gee
Chief Technology Officer Innovation and Strategic Research, Defence Science and Technology Group
Biography of Professor Michelle Gee (external link)
Manager Director, L3Harris Integrated Mission Systems Australia
Eve Clark is the Managing Director of L3Harris Integrated Mission Systems Australia Pty Ltd, a Defence Industry company headquartered in Fremantle WA. Eve provides leadership and direction to deliver innovative systems solutions and services to Australian and New Zealand Defence, and also for oil and gas security surveillance. Eve has worked for the Company for over 15 years and prior to that worked internationally in Canada, holding various engineering, programmatic and management roles. Eve is also a member of the Curtin University Science and Engineering Faculty Advisory Council.
Professor Chris Moran
Curtin Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research
Professor Chris Moran FTSE is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Curtin University, where he builds critical industry links to ensure University outcomes and performance. Across a 16-year career with CSIRO, Professor Moran has held a range of leadership roles and has been a Board Member of five Cooperative Research Centres. Professor Moran was Director of the International Mining for Development Centre, and also established the International Centre of Excellence for the mining industry in Chile.
Professor Caroline Finch AO
ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President
Biography of Professor Caroline Finch (external link)
Professor Peter Davies
Murdoch Interim DVC Research & Innovation
Biography of Professor Peter Davies (external link)