Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
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Dr Polly McGee is a senior lecturer in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship at the AIRC. She engages in teaching and learning activities, research, and works closely with Tasmania's government sector and business community to create an enterprising culture across Tasmanian Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME's).
Prior to joining the AIRC, Polly was the Business Development Manager for the University of Tasmania's Research Office Commercialisation Unit (ROCU). Polly and the ROCU team looked after the commercialisation of university generated Intellectual Property (IP), managed commercial research contracts with Industry and Government, and delivered a suite of commercialisation skills, professional development events, and training for the University and in partnership with Government and Industry.
Polly has extensive experience in innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurship in Government, as the Acting Director of the Innovation, Science and Technology Unit in the Tasmanian Government's Department of Economic Development and Tourism, through various senior roles in the Commonwealth Government, and at the Tasmanian State Office of AusIndustry, focusing on the Innovation and Commercialisation space. Polly was awarded her PhD in 2009. She regularly lectures in commercialisation, entrepreneurship, gender studies, film and popular culture, and engages with the entrepreneur community nationally through her work as an MC for Pitch Club. Polly's research areas of interest include: creating entrepreneurial identities in emerging cultures, entrepreneurship as it relates to the experience of women, iin regional and remote areas, and in food enterprises. Polly is actively involved in women and business in Tasmania, the Tasmanian film industry, and sits on the board of biotech company Cellborne Lipids Pty Ltd.
Authorised by the Director, Professor of Innovation, Australian Innovation Research Centre
23 April, 2013