Professor Beth Webster is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Policy and Impact).
She has a PhD (Cambridge), M Economics (Monash) and B Ec (hons) (Monash). She is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow, at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia.
Her research interests cover several areas of applied economics including innovation; intangible capital; intellectual property; firm performance and public policy for the translation of science.
Under the name Elizabeth Webster she has authored over 100 articles on the economics of innovation and firm performance and has been published in RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law & Economics and Journal of International Economics. She has been appointed to a number of committees including the Lomax-Smith Base funding Review; the Bracks’ Review of the Automotive Committee; CEDA Advisory Council; State Service Commission, the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property; European Policy for Intellectual Property Association; and Asia Pacific Innovation Network.