Researcher biography

Edgar Brea is a Research Fellow at the UQ Business School. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (UNIMET, Venezuela), a Master of Technology and Innovation Management (University of Queensland), and a PhD in Innovation Management (University of Queensland). He has over 15 years of consulting and research experience in the areas of strategy, technology and innovation management, and has worked with organisations from a variety of industries including banking, oil and gas, bioinformatics, as well as science organisations such as the CSIRO.

His current research focuses on the management of innovation processes within and between organisations. In particular, he explores ways to improve innovation productivity and performance, including: 1) adoption of artificial intelligence to enhance knowledge search, generation and management; 2) novel measures to monitor innovation activity using big data and analytics; 3) development of innovation models that increase the certainty and effectiveness of the innovation function in organisations.