The Public Sector Research Officers’ Innovative Research Methods Forum 2013

Venue: Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 21, 2013 / 8:30 am - (GMT +10:00 hours) End Date/Time: May 22, 2013 / 5:30 pm - (GMT +10:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Apr 19, 2013 Time: 17:30:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
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Liquid Learning is delighted to present the Public Sector Research Officers’ Innovative Research Methods Forum 2013 – a central platform to exchange information, build knowledge, and expand networks for increased performance and capability.

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  • Evaluate emerging trends in social research
  • Identify and foster methodological innovation in social research
  • Sustain innovative stakeholder engagement and consultation strategies
  • Manage partnerships, inter-agency collaboration and knowledge transfer


Dr Christopher Raymond Director


Research Fellow, Institute for Land, Water and Society

Charles Sturt University

Adjunct Research Fellow

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions

Tracie Ennis Director, Building Australia’s Future Workforce Evaluation Team

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Ted Lefroy Director, Centre for Environment

University of Tasmania

NERP Landscapes and Policy Hub Leader

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Dr Craig Cormick Manager, Enabling Technologies, Public Awareness and Community Engagement

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Professor Chris Doucouliagos Chair in Economics

Deakin University

Dr Radhika Gorur Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Victoria Institute

Victoria University

Duncan Rintoul Manager, Applied Social Research, Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research

University of Wollongong

Susan J. Garner Director

Susan J. Garner and Associates

Claire McFarland Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy, Digital Strategy Division

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Marie Apostolou Director, National Statistical Service Leadership Section

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Damien McGrath Director, Vocational Education and Training Equity Policy Unit

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Dr Elvira Vacirca Manager, Strategic Research and Evaluation

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria


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This event is proudly supported by:

Australian Policy Online



The Annual Research Officers’ Forum has been acknowledged by the industry as the premier event of the year for networking, exchanging practical ideas and gathering new information. This year’s event will focus on take-away tools and methodologies, covering new developments, innovations and methods that can expand any researcher’s suite of tools and knowledge. It will also once again enable delegates to enhance their knowledge and performance through practical discussion of challenges and advances in research in an evidence-based policy and management environment. Attendees will gain invaluable skills and tools through case studies and expert sessions tailored to the professional development needs of researchers working in a variety of public sector or social policy settings.

The Government has a renewed focus on deriving greater value from research, with its continued pursuit of improving evidence-based policy development processes. In response to this priority, organisations are demonstrating a commitment to integrate greater scientific knowledge and better leverage research and data sources to facilitate evidence informed policy making, strategic planning and organisational management. Strengthening research processes through the integration and convergence of tools and thinking across disciplines will drive innovation in research practice. Don’t miss this valuable and unique opportunity to network and learn from research leaders spanning a variety of key organisations and sectors!

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