About Richard

Richard’s Story

Richar's Pix HeadshotAs a research strategist, Dr Richard Huysmans is an expert in helping researchers get the best out of their training, their research and their career. He has a 70% grant success rate and a 100% success rate for establishing research centres and institutes. His clients include the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Monash University. He is focused on research translation and together with Jane Anderson, is the only consultant training researchers How to make their LinkedIn profile (research) translation ready, for greater research impact and industry engagement. A program that has helped researchers raise over $250,000 in direct industry funding. Dr Huysmans undertook his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, before turning his hand to research strategy and program development. In 2008, he established Raven Consulting Group.

Since that time he has been delivering high quality strategic advice to the education, research and government sectors, where he works with Pro-Vice Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors, Directors, Research Directors, Department and Faculty Heads, Chief Allied Health, Nursing and Medical Officers. Richard is driven by the challenge of helping researchers be commercially smart. His strategic approach to collaboration and research translation has been making the impossible possible for more than eight years. His clients appreciate his cut-through approach. He knows the sector and how to turn ideas into reality.



“I profiled Dr. Richard Huysmans on The Mentor List. The themes and inspiration of the recorded show titled Come Back to the Body of Knowledge has been enjoyed immensely by the show listeners and remains to be one of our top rated recordings to date. Thanks for being a Mentor of the show and for sharing your wisdom with the audience. You can find the episode at https://www.mentorlist.com.au/podcast/dr-richard-huysmans-come-back-to-the-body-of-knowledge.”

– David Lewis, Business Consultant, and Founder of The Mentor List


“Richard combines profound insight with a result mindset that results in breakthrough results for those he works with. On top of this he’s a warm, generous, wise soul – definitely worth having in your corner.”

– Peter Cook, CEO of Thought Leaders, & Dean of Thought Leader School of Business