Making policy for the environment: Lifting the bonnet on policy processes and the role of research

Tue 10 Sep 2019 10:30am12:00pm


Global Change Institute (Building 20) at The University of Queensland
Level 2 Seminar Room

Conservation and broader environmental policy-making is often regarded as involving complex and ‘wicked’ problems, with policy-makers facing considerable challenges in finding robust and defendable policy solutions.

Using examples such as ‘biodiversity protection’ and ‘land use and climate’ in Queensland, this seminar will examine policy-making processes (both theories and practices), the use of research and evidence-informed policy, and the importance of placing people and communities as well as nature at the centre of policy and debates. The seminar seeks to highlight how conservation, environmental and social sciences can all work together, and how the opportunities for researchers and policy practitioners can be better appreciated and applied.

About Tim Seelig:

Dr Tim Seelig has extensive experience in public policy systems and decision-making, including policy analysis, social and environmental advocacy, political processes and engagement, and the linking of research and analysis with policy. Tim is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for Policy Futures at The University of Queensland. In his day job, Tim provides high level strategic advice, policy analysis and support on a range of challenging and multifaceted policy and operational issues, as well as assisting with complex departmental strategies and initiatives. He manages the Strategic Policy Team in the Office of Director-General, Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

Please note that the venue will be the Level 2 Seminar Room of the Global Change Institute (Building 20) at The University of Queensland. The seminar will be preceded by morning tea at 10:30am in the atrium of the Global Change Institute.

Please register using the link in the flyer attached, or by emailing, as seats are limited.

This seminar is a joint initiative of the UQ Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science and the UQ Centre for Policy Futures.



UQ's Centre for Conservation Science and Centre for Policy Futures