How can research be made relevant?

Lunchtime presentation
Friday 27 July, 1245 – 1330

Presenters

Rebecca Armstrong
Australian Institute of Family Studies

Tim Reddel
Department of Social Services

Sue West
Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Vita Maiorano
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Abstract
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss key elements of the research to practice process. Research can be made more relevant in the way that it is conceptualized, funded, conducted and reported. This conversation-style panel will explore some of the approaches and products used by funders, researchers, NGOs, practitioners and policy-makers to ensure that research is made more relevant to their needs and for their audiences. The audience will be given an opportunity to reflect on these experiences and consider the application of these approaches within their own organisations.