Good research is vital for creating quality public policy and programs, but this research is not always available to public managers in an accessible format.
Researchers and the public sector should be natural partners in this process, but in practice, the gap between them can often be wide.
ANZSOG’s new research translation series, The Bridge, is a project designed to bridge the gap between the research work of academics and the policy work of public managers by providing access to visible and accessible high-quality research.
The Bridge aims to:
The Bridge is emailed fortnightly to thousands of engaged readers, including public servants and academics, in Australia, New Zealand and globally. It centres around a Research Brief which distills academic research into an easy-to-read format and will be complemented by other insights into public policy and management.
The Bridge is compiled and curated by Maria Katsonis – a former senior Victorian public servant with more than 20 years’ experience who is now a Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Maria’s insights are vital to The Bridge, bringing a practitioner’s perspective to academic research. She was previously the curator of The Drop – a joint project between ANZSOG and The Mandarin.
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