Session 2: Evidence-based policy making

29 October 2020
Time: 10am- 12pm AEST

Evidence-based policy discussion with Professor Brian Head, Director Centre for Policy Futures.  Brian has held senior roles in government, universities, and the non-government sector. He has strong interests in applied research across many areas of public policy and governance, and is committed to building closer links between the research and policy sectors.  Together with Dr Pedro Fidelman, Brian will discuss:

  • Evidence-based policy
  • When and how is evidence used and how is it accessed
  • Contemporary issues in evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM)
  • Case studies


About Getting Research into Policy and Practice: Webinar Series

Join us for a three-part webinar training series about getting research into policy and practice. 

The Centre for Policy Future’s highly-regarded Getting Research into Policy and Practice (GRiPP) training is designed to help researchers better understand and navigate Australia’s policy landscape.

The GRiPP series will help you to explore and understand:

  • The importance of research impact and engagement in context of UQ’s Strategic Plan and Government higher education funding reforms
  • The respective roles and responsibilities of Australian federal and sub-national governments
  • The difference between the political and policy spheres
  • The relationship between politics and research funding
  • What ‘research-to-policy’ success looks like through exploration of case studies
  • What evidence-based policy means in practice
  • Shared experiences - good and bad - of interacting and engaging with the policy process
  • Ways to promote your research and engage with policy-makers
  • A panel discussion on what policymakers want from Academia.

Part of the HASS Faculty, the Centre for Policy Futures was established with the purpose to undertake policy-relevant and rigorous research; build capacity within the University by enhancing the ability of academics to engage with policymakers; and deliver research engagement programs for policymakers throughout Queensland, Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.

The series is facilitated by the Centre's:
Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller (Research Fellow Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific).  Greta is an international relations specialist who leads projects in the Security, Development and Foreign Policy theme at the Centre. She has extensive experience in strategic policy formulation, regional security analysis, defence diplomacy and international engagement.

Dr Pedro Fidelman (Senior Research Fellow).  Pedro leads strategic projects in the Environment, Energy and Sustainability theme at the Centre.  His research focuses on policy and governance with an emphasis on the role of institutions (systems of rules and norms) in addressing environmental and sustainability issues. He has contributed expertise to various national and international initiatives in his field, including the United Nations Global Environment Outlook 6.