This project was initiated by a team from five Australian universities: Griffith University, Central Queensland University, Deakin University, University of Western Sydney and Victoria University.
The team at the inception of the project consisted of: Ms Carol-joy Patrick (Lead), Dr Merrelyn Bates (Co-Lead), Professor Malcolm Campbell, Dr Wayne Fallon, Associate Professor Dale Holt, Associate Professor David Jorgensen, Ms Judie Kay, Professor Dineli Mather, Ms Leoni Russell, Dr Calvin Smith, Ms Freny Tayebjee, Ms Beth Tennent and Dr Ali Green followed by Dr Patricia Cretchley as the project manager.
Over the period of this project, some roles and representation changed. Dr Merrelyn Bates, Co-lead, left the project when she retired. Dr Wayne Fallon became the project Deputy Lead.
Ms Judie Kay and Ms Leoni Russell moved to RMIT University which provided the project team with the opportunity to add a sixth university to the project. Victoria University was retained in the study even though it had no additional team members as part of the project.
Associate Professor Dineli Mather and Associate Professor Dale Holt from Deakin University resigned from the project because of employment role changes however their excellent contributions in the early phases of the project conception and inception were instrumental in moving the project forward. Associate Professor David Jorgensen and Ms Beth Tennent from Central Queensland University and Dr Calvin Smith from Griffith University also resigned from the project because of retirements. Their contributions were equally valuable in formulating the project concept, its methodology and then the data collection and analysis within their institution. Mr Ian Devenish and Ms Justine Lawson took over as the Central Queensland University project team members.
The project would not have been completed without the contributions of participants from universities and industry partners who completed surveys, attended focus groups and provided the hundreds of comments that helped build a WIL Leadership Framework. The project authors thank you for your time, commitment and wisdom.
The project authors would also like to acknowledge the constructive comments received from our advisory group, reference group, ACEN partners, evaluators and facilitators. In particular we acknowledge and thank