Fellows in the news – 2009

 

2009, May 20 Emeritus Professor Meredith Edwards AM to address CRCA conference in ...

Professor Meredith Edwards, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, will be speaking at the upcoming conference of the Cooperative Research Centres Association in Canberra on Wednesday 27th May. Professor Edwards will be speaking in the wake of the introduction by the Commonwealth government of new guidelines for Cooperative Research Centres [CRCs] which expanded the disciplines from which CRCs draw to include the Humanities and Social Sciences [HASS] in the their mission, which is "to deliver significant economic, environmental and social benefits to Australia by supporting end-user driven research partnerships between publicly funded researchers and end-users to address clearly articulated, major challenges that require medium to long-term collaborative efforts". Professor Edwards will speak on the topic of Crossroads: The Research Practice Interface, and will draw on her current research to address the process of the effective management of knowledge translation between researchers and policy makers. Following her presentation, Professor Edwards and others will be present at an afternoon tea sponsored by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences [CHASS], which will afford HASS researchers and their industry partners the opportunity to interact and debate the impact of changes to the CRCs Guidelines and other developments. The CHASS-sponsored afternoon tea, which runs from 3:00pm to 3:30 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, is free and open to the public. ASSA Fellows and social scientists for whom these issues are of interest are welcome to attend.

 

2009, May 6 Borland named as Chair of Australian Studies, Harvard University ...

Professor Jeff Borland (FASSA) has been named as the next chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. Professor Borland will take up the position in 2010, following on from Nicolas Jose, Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (FASSA), and is the first economist to hold the chair since 1986 (Max Corden, FASSA).
In holding the chair, Professor Borland will be teaching as well as promoting Australian studies across the US. Professor Borland is currently a member of the Commonwealth Treasury’s academic reference panel, and has also consulted on labour market and microeconomic issues to the OECD, IMF and Productivity Commission.