Providing informed leadership by maximising the policy impact of UWA research in Western Australia, Australia and the Indo-Pacific region


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The UWA Public Policy Institute (UWAPPI) is a bridge between academic research and government, public and business needs, delivering real-world policy impact. Backed by a select team of academic experts, and with an Advisory Board of local and international leaders, UWAPPI provides solutions to local and global challenges, while also identifying and providing advice on unforeseen future policy issues.

UWAPPI works on State and national issues, and also draws on UWA’s distinct geographical advantage as Australia’s Indian Ocean capital city to collaborate with neighbouring countries and their institutions to deliver policy solutions for the Indian Ocean Rim and the broader Indo-Pacific region.

Interested in collaborating with us?

How can we ensure modern cities meet the transport needs of their citizens and visitors? What are the best ways to promote healthy food choices and lifestyles? What changes to our schooling and adult education systems will promote social mobility and cohesion, and prepare us all for changes in the world of work? What aspects of our lives may we need to compromise to ensure others may thrive? 

The UWA Public Policy Institute is ready to work with you to uncover the way to a prosperous future, making use of our collective capabilities through strong alliances between government, business and community organisations.

Advisory Board

UWA PPI’s Advisory Board is comprised of State, National, Regional and International leaders.

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Shamit Saggar, Director

Shamit Saggar