March 19, 2021

Senate Room, Winthrop Hall, UWA

Private Event

Vice Admiral Maddison, Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute, discussed his reflections on developing greater synergies between defence capability requirements, industry and the research and university sectors. 

Located at UNSW Canberra, on Australian Defence Force Academy campus, Professor Maddison is responsible for enabling, facilitating and integrating UNSW’s ground-breaking defence research capacity across the whole of the university. With a mandate to build deeper relationships and increased collaboration with Commonwealth, State, industry and international partners, the Defence Research Institute aims to strengthen UNSW’s position as Australia’s leading defence university, and to play a defining role in accelerating the delivery of capability for the Australian Defence Force.

In doing so, Professor Maddison provides a unique perspective combing insights from his time as Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, defence industry leader,  High Commissioner of Canada to Australia and now Professor of Practice and Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute.