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Writing for Policy Makers Short Course: Getting your Research into Policy and Practice

September 3, 2019 - September 4, 2019

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Venue: The Sydney Policy Lab, RD Watt Building, Science Road, University of Sydney

Date: 03 September 2019 10:00am to 04 September 2019 05:00pm

Cost (Incl GST):
HSRAANZ Members: $1,900
Deeble Members: $1,900
Non-Members: $2,400

Do you want policymakers to take more notice of your research?
We would all like to believe that the best possible evidence informs health policy. Unfortunately, the translation of evidence into policy is not a simple process…

This two-day course presented by the Deeble Institute for Health policy Research, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) is designed to assist academic and clinical researchers make their research more accessible and useful to policymakers.

A practical focus
Combining theory with a strong practical focus, you will receive training on the fundamentals of writing for policymakers and communicating in the mainstream media.

Practical sessions will include translating a piece of your own research into a policy backgrounder and a media release. Opportunities will be given to develop and present your own work.

At the completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the realities of the policy making process and the environment in which policymakers work;
  • Understand the differences between academic writing and writing for policy makers
  • Identify essential stakeholders for implementing evidence into policy and practice
  • Engage with the policy making process and influence outcomes
  • Engage with the media and non-academic audiences
  • Draft a policy piece related to your own research

Places are limited to a maximum of 25 people.





September 3, 2019
September 4, 2019
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The Sydney Policy Lab,
The Sydney Policy Lab, RD Watt Building, Science Road, University of Sydney
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