Jonathan Ward is a research management professional with a focus on contact management, pre- and post-award activities, and process development. He works as a Senior Advisor, Research Management at the University of Canberra and received a Masters of Engineering in Photonics from the Australian National University in 2018. Following his time in research, Jonathan moved into Research Management so that he could remain connected to research, applying his skills to improve support for researchers and enhance collaboration between research with industry.