Enabling World Class Research

About Us


We work with universities, medical research institutes, government agencies, international research organisations and publishers.

Our Managing Director, Emeritus Professor Alan Johnson AM, has 30 years of experience in research, research management and research training.

He obtained his Bachelors degree in biomedical technology from the South Australian Institute of Technology, followed by a PhD in parasite immunology from Flinders University. He was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the United States Department of Agriculture. He was awarded the Bancroft-Mackerras Medal of the Australian Society for Parasitology for outstanding research. He was awarded a DSc in protozoan biology from the University of Wollongong. Alan has published over 100 internationally refereed journal articles and received over $3.5 million in competitive grant funding.

Alan has an MA(Hons) in technology and social change from the University of Wollongong and a Masters degree in educational management from Flinders University on the use of citation indexing as a measure of personal and departmental performance in University research. He is a distinguished alumnus of Flinders University.

He served a very successful term as Executive Director of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology of the Australian Research Council coordinating nationally competitive funding applications across all research disciplines.

Under his leadership as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Adelaide, the university’s annual research revenue exceeded $100 million for the first time.

Alan is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Technology, Sydney and an Adjunct Professor in the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was the foundation Chair of the Research Funding panel of the industry owned company Sugar Research Australia.

In recognition of his service to science in the field of molecular parasitology, to scientific research and education, and as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Parasitology, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006. He is now a National Director of the Order of Australia Association and has been appointed as the Foundation Chair of the Advisory Board of the Murdoch Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity.