Getting Research into Policy and Practice (GRiPP) Training Seminars

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:

Professor Greg Marston (Director). Greg has a thorough knowledge of the social science research ecosystem in Australia and a deep appreciation of what a genuine partnership with governments, businesses, citizens and civil society groups can achieve in promoting evidence informed social policy. Prior to entering academia in the early 2000s Greg worked for a range of peak bodies in the community services sector at the state and national level on housing and homelessness and social security policy. He has worked closely with different levels of government, the private sector and non-profits during his research career.

Associate Professor 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.

Keep an eye out for upcoming GRiPP training seminars by visiting our events page.