The Heart Foundation in Queensland utilised Moira Clay Consulting on two pieces of work: finalise a Business Case for our newly created Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network; and develop a Business Case for the Board outlining different models for establishing a Queensland Cardiovascular Research Institute. Moira has extensive experience in research strategy, and is very well connected in the research community. She was able to conduct key informant interviews with senior research stakeholders, review the research landscape in Australia and overseas and identify innovative models. Research strategy is a niche area and we required this additional expertise to value-add to our own skill base and network.