Dr Jerad Ford
Jerad Ford
Honorary Research Fellow
  • BSc, Applied Science (Miami University, Ohio)
+61 4 0314 1513
Room 520, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Jerad has 10 years of experience with the world’s largest independent research and development firm, Battelle, as a Senior Research Scientist responsible for project management and business development. He has worked extensively with major US government agencies on innovation, and has recently set strategy for renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration and production, for a major national oil and gas firm in SE Asia.

    Mr Ford has led research efforts for two recent influential industry documents on the productivity challenge of oil and gas: 

    Ernst & Young, 2014. Adapt to win: How Australian Oil and gas companies improve productivity in challenging times. Perth.
    Ernst & Young, 2013. Delivering a step change in organisational productivity: Findings from the Australian Oil & Gas Productivity and Innovation Survey. Brisbane.

    Research interests

    Contractual governance and risk
    How does risk affect innovation propensity of project-based firms?
    Innovation in large temporary organisations
    How do firms overcome many challenges of temporary organising, such as learning and environmental constraints and still deliver innovations?
    Inter-organisational projects
    How do firms work across their boundaries in the delivery of innovative projects?
    Can the productivity challenges and failures of very large projects be improved through innovation?


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    Best Presentation Award for a research Higher Degree student, 2013 Research Students’ Colloquium, UQ Business School “Innovation and Risk: Collaboration in a megaproject intense industry”
    UQ International Scholarship (The UQI is awarded to outstanding international research higher degree students to cover the cost of living expenses and tuition fees.)
    Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) PhD Scholarship Sustainable Minerals Institute, Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG)

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    UQ Collaboration & Industry Engagement Fund "Innovation and performance in Australian oil and gas megaprojects" UQ 2012-2013 $67,000