Researcher training: How to work with government

Wednesday 7 September 2022, 12 - 2pm

Professor Shamit Saggar addressing room of UWA researchersHow can you, as a UWA researcher, shape evidence-based policymaking?

During this interactive lunchtime workshop, we'll demystify how government collaborates with researchers, and ways that you can work closely with government officials and policymakers. This training workshop is particularly designed around the needs of busy academics, like yourself, who wish to engage with policymakers to ensure their research has leads to real-world impact and feeds into policy design and decision-making processes within government.



  • Emily Kerr, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
  • Aurora Milroy, UWA Law School
  • Dr Katrina Stratton MLA, Member for Nedlands; former researcher and lecturer at Curtin University and UWA


Benefits of this training

  • Uncover the inner workings and logics that drive government agencies.
  • Learn why governments want to work with universities in the first place, key barriers to greater engagement, and how these can be overcome.
  • Understand the other competitors in the market, including think tanks and corporate consultants.
  • Learn how to design and deliver compelling “client-focused” research for government.
  • Hear from other academics about their experience in engaging with government and examples of successful collaboration.
  • Opportunity to ask questions that relate to your own career and area of research.
  • Understand how to work with the UWA Public Policy Institute and meet the team.


Who should attend?

  • UWA researchers across disciplines and career stages (from PhD candidates, and early career researchers, to established researchers)


Workshop details

Wednesday 7 September 2022, 12pm - 2pm (lunch provided)
This workshop is now full and registrations have closed.