Policy Impact Masterclass – 20 May recording

Our Masterclass series endeavours to provide practical advice for researchers about how to engage with policy-makers as well as provide researchers with the opportunity to ask questions on how best to engage with the policy-making world. Listen to the recording of this excellent masterclass with Jane Golley and Nick Biddle. As part of the University’s … Continue reading Policy Impact Masterclass – 20 May recording

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

Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts

Report: This February 2019 report from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science presents a holistic look at active, emerging and planned innovation centres, hubs and precincts across Australia, encompassing a wide variety of focus sectors and disciplines. click here to read the report

What’s so wicked about wicked problems?

Media Article: For The Mandarin, Maria Katsonis briefly summarises a Policy and Society paper by B Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh). The article draws on key arguments about the high level of use, or abuse, of the concept of wicked problems in a policy context. click here to read

Building a culture of research impact

Blog post Louise Shaxson writes for the London School of Economics and Political Science that developing a culture of engagement and collaboration is just as important to achieving research impact as following best practice, and presents five principles that underpin an effective research impact culture. click here to read article