Enhancing research outcomes from Australia’s regional, rural and remote universities
Improving research potential and outcomes at universities in the regional, rural and remote research sector
The Australian Government Department of Education has engaged the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to work with the regional, rural and remote (RRR) research sector to better understand the opportunities and barriers to improving research potential and outcomes at universities in RRR areas. The project forms a component of the department’s focus on broader tertiary education outcomes and enhancing RRR communities. The project will culminate in a report that is due to be delivered to the Department of Education in February 2020.
A discussion paper has been developed to generate conversation around the key issues in enhancing research outcomes in RRR universities. ACOLA and the Expert Working Group are seeking evidence, contrary views and new ideas from Australia’s RRR research ecosystem that clarify and build on the summary of literature presented here. If you would like to respond to the discussion paper, please do so by submitting your response to Dr Emily Finch, Senior Research and Policy Officer using the contact details provided in the discussion paper.
The discussion paper can be accessed below, alongside the submission cover page.
Expert Working Group
ACOLA, for its established ability to deliver interdisciplinary evidence-based research that draws on specialist expertise from Australia’s Learned Academies, convened the Regional Research Excellence Expert Working Group (EWG) to guide the development of a targeted study that draws input from several disciplines to create a well-considered, balanced and peer-reviewed report. The role of the EWG is to provide strategic oversight and provide expert input, analysis and provocative thinking.
|Professor Annabelle Duncan PSM FTSE (Chair)||Professor Alan Andersen FAA|
|Professor Alex Brown FAHMS||Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie FASSA|
|Professor Helene Marsh FAA FTSE||Professor Lesley Rogers FAA|
|Distinguished Professor Sean Ulm FSA FAHA|
|Dr Lauren Palmer||Dr Emily Finch|
Project Funding and Support
This project has been kindly supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Government Department of Education
Acknowledgement of Country
ACOLA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.