The James Martin Institute for Public Policy is delighted to announce the six recipients of the inaugural Policy Challenge Grant round:

  • Using facial recognition technology for digital identity: A governance framework for Service NSW  | Lead researcher: Prof Edward Santow, University of Technology Sydney
  • Characteristics and risk profiles for youth who go missing or run away from out-of-home care | Lead Researcher: Prof Amy Conley Wright, University of Sydney
  • Building resilient Australian communities | Lead researcher: A/Prof Ann Dadich, Western Sydney University
  • Formalising community perspectives in Disaster Management | Lead researcher: A/Prof Margot Rawsthorne, University of Sydney
  • Research-informed principles for a gender equitable future of work in NSW | Lead researcher: Prof Rae Cooper, University of Sydney
  • The impacts of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence service provision in CALD and faith-based communities | Lead researcher: A/Prof Ghena Krayem, University of Sydney

Ideas, relationships, impact

“Covering a wide range of policy areas, the six project teams are at the forefront of their discipline and seek to tackle a major policy challenge in New South Wales,” JMI Chief Executive Libby Hackett said.

“As a first in Australia, JMI will provide targeted support to grant recipients to further enhance their engagement with the NSW Government and other important stakeholders in order to translate their research into better .”

The JMI Policy Challenge Grant is an annual award program to support applied public policy research addressing some of New South Wales’s biggest policy challenges. It is open to academics from JMI’s partner universities: the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, and the University of Technology Sydney.

The program has been designed to propel ground-breaking research that will generate new insights, foster engagement between academics, policymakers, and other stakeholders, and support improved policy outcomes.

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More information about each research project will follow soon.

Across all our workstreams, we strive to ensure that a wide range of voices can contribute to the policy work we facilitate. To connect with us and discuss how you might be able to contribute your knowledge and expertise, email us at [email protected].

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