Elizabeth Webster is currently the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. She is also the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Impact and Policy. She was formerly the Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at the University of Melbourne. She obtained her Doctorate degree from Cambridge University and Master of Economics from Monash University. Her current interests include economics of innovation, research & development and intellectual property, labour economics and industrial dynamics.