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

How to influence policy making in a political world

Slides: These slides were presented by Quentin Grafton at the Public Policy and Societal Impact Hub's Policy Masterclass on 7 November 2019, How to influence policy making in a political world. The Masterclass included presentations and a Q&A with: Danielle Donegan (Branch Manager, Tertiary Policy, Department of Education)Quentin Grafton (Professor of Economics, ANU)Nick Hartland (First … Continue reading How to influence policy making in a political world

The New Practice of Public Problem Solving

Media article A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving, and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Tara McGuinness and Anne-Marie Slaughter present the four elements of their method. click here for article

Reconceptualising research impact: reflections on the real-world impact of research in an Australian context

Journal article Joanne Doyle presents the results of a study conducted with researchers in a regional Australian university to explore the lived experience of research impact. The findings suggest a new definition of research impact as the process whereby research knowledge makes a difference to the knowledge beneficiary.  click here for article

Six strategies to ensure policies are backed by evidence

Blog post Danielle Campbell and Gabriel Moore present six evidence-based strategies for ensuring policies are informed by relevant research in the I2 Insights blog. Their research focus is on health policy, but their findings do have broader applications. click here to read full text

Making an academic contribution to public policy

Sean Innis As anyone with experience in government knows, developing policy is a complex, contested process with many uncertainties and vagaries. Worthy policy ideas long in development and thoughtful in design are often left on the cutting room floor, while other ideas emerge with little thought or planning seemingly from nowhere. From the perspective of … Continue reading Making an academic contribution to public policy

Key issues in co-creation with stakeholders when research problems are complex

Journal article The extensive literature on research co-creation is mostly based on problems being treated as clearly defined and solvable. Gabriele Bammer explores the impact on co-creation when problems are complex. click here to read