Bruce Muirhead is the founding Chief Executive Officer and Professor of Eidos Institute. Eidos Institute is the recent recipient of an Australian Business Innovation Award (2010) and a Lord Mayor's Innovation Award (2011). He has more than 25 years experience in building partnerships between the public and private sector, focusing on the connections between economic, public and social innovation in the development of community capacity at local and global levels.
As CEO, Muirhead is responsible for profiling the Institute, identifying and influencing emerging ideas, researching initiatives and opportunities, and implementing the management and project development requirements, as well as the initiatives that will identify and expand the Eidos goals via member collaboration. Prior to joining Eidos, Muirhead was the founding Director of The University of Queensland’s ‘Boilerhouse’ Research Centre.
Following the murder of an elderly Ipswich resident, he held a leadership role in the Goodna Service Integration Project, which was acknowledged by the Australian Government as one of ten national projects, alongside the Sydney Olympics and the response to the Bali bombings, for creating large-scale collaboration to respond to Australia’s priority challenges. Awards for this work included a UQ Teaching and Learning Award and finalist in two consecutive Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Muirhead was an invited participant to the Prime Minister’s Australia 2020 Summit. He writes and travels extensively and over the past few years has been invited to speak on collaborative innovation at conferences in the USA, South Africa, Europe and UK. He has contributed to a number of international committees and boards including Education, Citizenship and Social Justice (SAGE), Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee on Equity, Itel Community Telco, Infoxchange Australia, Bremer TAFE, International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
HOW do universities and educational institutions build social capacity or social capital? If you've got a block of dirt and are starting from scratch, what types of buildings do you build? How do you look to build up a community in terms of demographics? How do you build sustainable communities, social cohesion and well-being?... Campus Review, AUSTRALIA
HARNESSING the knowledge and energy of Brisbane's triangle of universities is a key to solving some of Brisbane's social issues. The question is whether the universities care enough to lead... Perspectives, The Courier Mail, AUSTRALIA
EIDOS, from the Greek language meaning ideas, thinking or plan, has been designed as a hub to focus and co-ordinate research being conducted into educational issues and social change by many agencies around Queensland... Perspectives, The Courier Mail, AUSTRALIA
ARE schools still places where young people go to watch older people work? Or are they now places where young and old teach and learn together?... Perspectives, The Courier Mail