Dr Maree Knight

B AgSci(Hons), PhD,

Deputy Director External Partnerships

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About me

As Deputy Director External Partnerships, Maree is responsible for the management of both existing and new partnerships involving Mater Research. The principal existing partnerships involve the University of Queensland, as part of the Mater Research –University of Queensland (MRI-UQ), and the Translational Research Institute (TRI). Maree manages the strategic and operational aspects arising from these partnerships. In addition she is responsible for new partnerships and research commercialisation activities for Mater Research.


Maree was trained in Agricultural Science at the University of Adelaide, and later completed her PhD at the University of New England and CSIRO. She is now undertaking an MBA degree at the University of Queensland. After completion of her PhD she moved into research support roles within UQ at the School of Biomedical Sciences and later the School of Medicine. She joined Mater Research in 2010, principally to co-ordinate the transfer of all biomedical research activity into the newly constructed TRI building at the Princess Alexandra Hospital site. She was appointed Deputy Director External Partnerships in January 2014.