Dr Cynthia Cliff

About Dr Cynthia

Dr Cynthia Cliff is the Director (Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development) in the Faculty of Health at QUT where she is responsible for driving innovation at the university-industry interface.

Cynthia joined the RACI as a student member in the School of Chemistry at ANU. Following a PhD in the UK investigating nitrene insertion reactions, chemistry became a springboard for a career encompassing extensive business leadership experience in university, government, private, and not-for-profit organizations engaged in consumer advocacy, publishing, education policy, research, technology and social change, and health.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (with Distinction) (QUT), Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (BCAE), Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies (Macquarie University), Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (QUT), Doctor of Philosophy (Keele University, UK), and Bachelor of Science (Hons) (ANU).

Cynthia has served on the Board of Parkrun Australia and chaired its Constitution Review Committee, as well as 10 years on the Board of the Australian Consumers’ Association (Choice Magazine) where she was also a member of the Audit and Governance Committee, and the Finance Committee. She is looking forward to contributing energy and insight to the RACI Board’s role in continuing to build member engagement and organizational strength and vibrancy.

Dr Cynthia Cliff

Board Member

The Board

Vicki Gardiner


Steven Bottle

President Elect

Matt Sykes


Renate Griffith

General Secretary

Board Members

Cynthia Cliff

Board Member

Greg Ewing

Board Member

David Springer

Board Member

Lisa Stevens

Appointed Board Member

Maree Stuart

Appointed Board Member