A framework to evaluate the impacts of research on policy and practice

Blog post: Laura Meagher and David Edwards write for Integration and Implementation Insights about an evaluation framework they have developed and tested in the UK which addresses a number or common and reasonable questions about what impact actually is, whether it is meaningful, and how to proceed in the future. click here to read

What is the question, exactly?

Subho Banerjee, Research Program Director, ANZSOG Successful collaboration between practitioners and academics can play a critical role in strengthening the evidence base for public policy decision-making. Yet it remains a rarity to see it done in a manner which is genuinely satisfying for both sides, and which generates real impact in the public policy process. … Continue reading What is the question, exactly?

Today’s Problems, Yesterday’s Toolkit

Report: Public problems are increasingly complex, requiring coordinated solutions across many actors and public involvement to collect the necessary data, define the problems, and work together on solutions. This report from ANZSOG builds on surveys across the public sector to build a picture of the state of innovation and views towards entrepreneurial approaches to problem … Continue reading Today’s Problems, Yesterday’s Toolkit

Research impact in government – three crucial elements you will need for success

Blog Post: Anthony Boxshall writes for Integration and Implementation Insights, sharing his three takeaways from decades of experience discovering the less visible ‘stuff’ that helps (or hinders) the uptake of research findings into government policy. read the post here

Practical tips to foster research uptake

Blog post: Emily Hayter and Verity Warne write for Integration and Implementation Insights on some practical ways that researchers and policy makers can work together to foster more systematic uptake of research in policy making. Click here to read blog post

Building a research impact culture

Blog Post: In this post for Integration and Implementation Insights, Louise Shaxon considers how getting the research culture right can foster different and sometimes unexpected types of impact. These issues emerged from review of a number of case studies exploring the interaction between researchers and policymakers with the aim of finding a relationship between specific … Continue reading Building a research impact culture

The challenge of sound public policy

Speech transcript: In this speech delivered at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy in 2019, Sally Moyle reflects on the challenges facing the public service in delivering sound public policy, and how the academic community can rise to the vision of former Chancellor, Sir John Crawford. This speech was part of the launch of … Continue reading The challenge of sound public policy