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Jill Penridge

  • Manager, Research Legal
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Sunshine Coast
Jill Penridge

Jill Penridge joined USC as Manager, Research Legal as part of the senior leadership team within the Office of Research in February 2022. Her aim is to develop and lead a responsive legal function that facilitates the immediate needs of USC researchers, while simultaneously supporting the long-term research aspirations of USC. Jill applies a human-centric approach to processes and systems and seeks to remove complexity in contracting transactions to provide USC’s research partners with a commercially satisfying experience.

Prior to joining USC, Jill worked in the Australian higher education sector for over 12 years, gaining considerable experience in a large, research-intensive university. She has also worked in private legal practice firms, mainly focusing on commercial contracts, intellectual property, IT and property transactions.

In former roles as a General Manager, Jill supported Directors of research institutes through operational management of resources and relationships integral to the day-to-day delivery of academic research. She supported academic research teams in a wide range of disciplines, including cancer biology, immunology, neuroscience, bioengineering and nanotechnology. Prior to this, Jill advised a large, research-intensive university as Senior Legal Counsel with a specialist focus on transactions relating to research.