Leading in Public Policy Advice

At the forefront of Science, Research and Innovation Policy 

Founded in 1998 by Dr John Howard


For the past 25 years, Howard Partners has been a trusted advisor to Commonwealth and State governments, higher education providers, and industry organisations 

This firm’s professional knowledge and experience in science, research and innovation,  public policy, management strategy, and strategic communication provide a unique combination of capabilities that is applied in all commissions and assignments.

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Rethinking Australian Higher Education

Dr John H Howard



Science Research Innovation

Public Policy Analysis

Management Improvement

Media and Opinion

Drawing on the firm’s exceptional depth and breadth of project experience Howard Partners has built up a unique portfolio of articles, research papers, reports, monographs, and opinion pieces.

A substantial number of assignments have also been directly concerned with knowledge and technology transfer and research commercialisation.

It has also produced numerous op-eds for newspapers and magazines, including The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Times Higher Education and speciality publications.

The firm is highly regarded by its clients for the quality of its work, reflected in ongoing and follow-up engagements and commissions.

The firm is managed by John Howard and Anne Howard.

From time to time Howard Partners appoints Associates of the firm who are leading experts in their fields to supplement capability on specific assignments on an as-required basis.

The firm is able to call on an extended range of colleagues and connections in the Science, Research, and Innovation system in universities, public research organisations, businesses, and governments.

Much of our commissioned work is undertaken on a confidential basis. Examples of work undertaken by Howard Partners are available under Projects, and where possible, are available for download.