ECM Faculty Focus
Winthrop Professor David Pannell, Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics and Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at UWA will speak on the various aspects of the research-policy nexus.
Researchers can find the process of engaging with policy to be both rewarding and frustrating. David will discuss various aspects of the research-policy nexus, including the various influences of research and policy on land use, the adoption of research results by policy makers, differences between policy and research, and the roles that researchers can play in policy.
He will present a case study from Australia in which a range of research into land use was integrated to develop an investment framework for policy makers and natural resource managers.
David concludes that, to enhance their influence on policy, researchers should strive to: understand the policy maker's perspective, practice excellent communication, be solution oriented, find a champion, avoid appearances of vested interest, and be simple, patient, persistent, resilient, responsive and timely.
The details of the seminar are as follows:
Date:10 March 2010
Venue: Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, UWA
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