Paige Maguire Hilditch-Maguire
Director's Office, Alumni and Corporate Events
BiographyPaige has a background in biotechnology, having held joint research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, before accepting a scientific position in a Silicon Valley biotechnology company. Upon returning to Australia, she was extensively involved in the commercialisation of research at multiple Australian universities, including senior management roles and board seats on start-up companies; and in 2007 was awarded the QLD WIT Biotech Rising Star Award. Her diverse background has informed and driven her current role at QUT in leading a new portfolio that is providing a transformative education and development environment for MPhil and PhD Students, supervisors and early career researchers. Paige’s passion for innovation, real world learning and responding to the changing research training sector drives her to seek new ways to better equip research graduates & their supervisors for future career goals, industry engagements and broader opportunities to apply research skills.
She is currently the Director of Graduate Research Education & Development at QUT and also manages the e-Grad School (Australia) for the Australian Technology Networks of Universities (ATN) as its Director. Her highly desirable and unusual breadth of experience in public and private research sectors, higher degree research and training environments, biotech and start-up environments, industry driven engagements, and human capital management allows her to apply in depth understandings of academic policies, training environments and industry knowledge in senior roles. Paige holds a PhD from UQ, is a graduate of the AICD, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy/ QALT.
- Awarded Senior Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy
- Nominated for a Wharton Reimagine Education award (2018), an international award for innovation in teaching and learning
- Awarded 2 Vice-Chancellor Performance Awards (2014, 2017)
- Nominated for a 2018 Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in recognition of exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in Learning and Teaching
- Awarded the QLD Women in Technology QCTN Biotech Rising Star Award, 2007
- Nominated for a QLD Smart Woman Smart State Award - 2003
- Nominated for QLD Young Achiever of the Year (Science and Technology)- 1997
- Director, Alumni and Corporate Events
Director's Office, Alumni and Corporate Events
Biotechnology, Commercialisation, Intellectual Property, R&D Management
Other Law and Legal Studies, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Neurosciences
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (University of Queensland)
- GAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Professional memberships and associations
(also Director of the e-Grad School, Australia)
- Leadership in review and redesign of QUT's MPhil and PhD curriculum design and reaccreditation
- Strategic, pedagogical and operational leadership of e-Grad School, a national program for the delivery of employability skills to HDR students (over 10,000 to date)
- Development of new Graduate Research Education and Development (GRE+D) HDR learning landscape
- Development of new multimodal offerings and innovative touchpoints for new HDR learning framework
- Design and implementation of the HDR Skills Audit tool into the HDR course designs and milestones to personalise student learning
- Strategic management of collaboration of all HDR training providers to align with new framework
- Development and course coordination of the Graduate Certificate and Masters of Research Commercialisation for the e-Grad School
- Development and coordination of new Research Supervisor training framework, multimodal learning environments and offerings,including the development of the mandatory “Effective Supervisory Practices" for supervisor accreditation at QUT with 732 supervisor completions to date across QUT
- Design and initiation of new end-user engagement program for HDR industry placements.
Delivery of new offerings to students and research active staff
- Strategic management of relationships with entrepreneurship stakeholders and co-development of offerings to improve the founder environment at QUT
- Ongoing leadership and mentoring of 52 teaching and supervision staff in e-learning pedagogies and teaching of offerings to both staff and students
Relevant Conference Publications and Presentations in Research Training
Maguire, P, Torrie, L. (2012) Enhancing Research Graduate Employability and preparing them forthe Workforce, Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) /Australian Research Training
Administrators (ARTA) combined national Conference, Adelaide.
Maguire, P. (2013) Professional Development Needs for the Research Training Professional,
ARTA National Conference, Brisbane.
Maguire, P. (2016) Student Experiences and Perceptions of Additional Employability Training
during RHD Candidature: A Longitudinal Study, QPR National conference proceedings. Adelaide.
Maguire P. (2018) Graduate research education and professional development training
frameworks for HDR students- A global benchmarking exercise. QPR National Conference,
Leeton L, Klaebe H and Maguire P (2018) Innovation in Research Degrees, the QUT Model. QPR National Conference, Adelaide.
Leeton L, Klaebe H and Maguire P (2018) HDR Innovations and the QUT Model Australian
Research Management Society, New Zealand.
Klaebe H, Smith I and Maguire P (2018) Contemporary Doctoral Training – an Australian Model Postgraduate Supervision Conference, South Africa 2019. The Global Scholar: implications for postgraduate studies and supervisor (abstract accepted)