Strengthening Interdisciplinary Research: What It Is, What It Does, How It Does It and How It Is Supported

Strengthening Interdisciplinary Research: What It Is, What It Does, How It Does It and How It Is Supported

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACoLA), which represents the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities, commissioned the following report:

Bammer, G. (2012). Strengthening Interdisciplinary Research: What It Is, What It Does, How It Does It and How It Is Supported (1.62MB PDF). Report for the Australian Council of Learned Academies, Melbourne, Australia (also available free online at the ACoLA site). The Executive Summary alone (881KB PDF) is also available.

The report was launched by Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, at a workshop on April 3, 2011. Other speakers at the workshop were:

  • Professor Suzanne Cory, President of the Australian Council of Learned Academies and of the Australian Academy of Science, 
  • Professor Marian Sims, Executive Director for Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences, Australian Research Council
  • Professor Tony Peacock, Chief Executive, Cooperative Research Centres Association
  • Dr Dan Walker, Deputy Chief, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
  • Dr Sally Gras, Senior Lecturer – Bioprocess Engineering, University of Melbourne

 

Stories about the report

 1. A newspaper article was published in the Higher Education Supplement of The Australian:
Bammer, G. (2012, March 28). The case for a team research framework (20KB PDF). The Australian, p. 30 and on-line. The original on-line article can be found at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/the-case-for-a-team-research-framework/story-e6frgcjx-1226311749714#mm-premium (please note that this article is behind The Australian newspaper paywall) (viewed March 2012).

2. A story was published in The Australian National University's On Campus newsletter on April 4, 2012 (link no longer available).

3. A story was published in Campus Review on April 10, 2012.

 

Photographs from the launch

Professor Gabriele Bammer

Professor Ian Chubb launching the report

Professors Ian Chubb and Gabriele Bammer

 

Professor Suzanne Cory

Professor Marian Sims

Professor Tony Peacock

 

Dr Dan Walker

Dr Sally Gras

 

 

Master of Ceremonies Professor Robert Williamson (second from left) with guests Professors Robin Batterham, Gustav Nossal and Frederick Mendelssohn.

 

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