- Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane
- Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Law,
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MPhil (Griffith University), BA (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
- Director – Australian Digital Alliance Alliance
- Fellow – Australian Library and Information Association
- Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Member, Advisory Committee of the Austrlian Law Reform Commission, 2012-13
- Member, Board of the Queensland Museum
- Member, Board of Knowledge Unlatched Ltd
- Director, Enabling Open Scholarship
Background Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane is an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law. He was formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support), at QUT until retiring from that position at the end of 2013. In his current role, Professor Cochrane’s external duties include: Director, Australian Digital Alliance; Member, Board of Queensland Museum; Director, Board of Knowledge Unlatched (UK); Member, Board of Enabling Open Scholarship (Europe); and Member, Board of the T J Ryan Foundation. In 2013 external appointments also included Director, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation; Member, Publications Board of CSIRO; Member, Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission 2012-2013; and Member, Book Industry Collaborative Council Scholarly Book Publishing Expert Reference Group (ERG); Professor Cochrane is co-leader of the Creative Commons project for which QUT is the institutional partner for Australia. This project, together with other open access initiatives locally based at QUT, signals a long standing commitment to access to knowledge, and to research output worldwide. His research area in Queensland studies was the 1920s, a detailed examination of the events in the State surrounding its “Loans Affair”, when the State Government of E G Theodore became embroiled in a bitter dispute with the London Money Market and Pastoral Lobby. Projects Professor Cochrane is co-leader of the Creative Commonsproject for which QUT is the institutional partner for Australia. This project, together with other open access initiatives based at QUT, signal a long-standing commitment to:
- access to knowledge
- research output worldwide.
Consultancies, Reviews (not QUT Reviews)
2014 Review of the Super Science Research Data Storage Infrastructure Project.
2011 Review of the University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services, South Africa
2008 Review of operating conditions of CSIRO Publishing
2003 Deakin University, Review of Information Services Division
2003 Curtin University, Seminar and Consultations on Future of Learning
2002 University of South Australia, Review of Divisional Services
2002 Management Frontiers Pty Ltd: Leadership of Study Tour on Universities and IT, United
1999 University of Newcastle: Review of Information and Educational Services Division.
1998 University of Technology, Sydney: Information Technology Planning
1997 Macquarie University: Review of Computing Services Department
1996 James Cook University: Provision of Computer Services
1996 RMIT: Position of University Librarian, Role of Library in Organisational Structure.
QUT Faculty and Division Reviews
2010 Division of Research and Commercialisation
2008 Faculty of Health
2007 Faculty of Science
2005 Faculty of Education
1997 Faculty of Health
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.