Elisabeth Hansen is the Legal Support Officer for SMI.  As a paralegal she assists the in-house Senior Legal Counsel with the review and administration of a large volume of legal contracts to facilitate the Institute’s research outcomes.

As the Intellectual Property (IP) Coordinator of SMI, Elisabeth provides secretariat support to the SMI IP Committee and assists the Deputy Director – Operations in the management of all IP related matters at SMI.

Elisabeth brings with her substantial experience as a Legal Secretary/Paralegal in both Australia and abroad and has a long background working for Allens Linklaters.  Following that, Elisabeth took on the role of Joint Venture Relations Coordinator on one of the major liquefied natural gas projects in Australia for over 3 years before joining the Sustainable Minerals Institute in March 2015.