Brunswick St Conversations - Policy, evidence and research: Making connections and making a difference

Published: Thursday 30th July 2015




The Learning Sciences Institute Australia (LSIA) is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Brunswick St Conversations: Policy, evidence and research: Making connections and making a difference presented by Dr Anne Looney, LSIA international Professorial Research Fellow.

The event will be on 6 August,  from 12pm to 1pm at ACU St Patrick’s Campus, Melbourne, 34 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (access via Graham St). Click here to see the flyer.

In the age of evidence-based policy, researchers in the social sciences have never had it so good. Their influence is tangible in all fields of public life and at all levels of decision-making. Research work is highly valued, and researchers are lauded across all media channels.

If this is not your particular utopia then join Dr Anne Looney, Professorial Research Fellow at ACU’s Learning Sciences Institute Australia to discuss the complex and sometimes perplexing relationship between research and policy.

Dr Looney is the Chief Executive of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in Dublin, and will return to that post in September following a year’s fellowship at LSIA, based in Brisbane.

Prior to joining the NCCA, Anne worked as a post-primary teacher of Religious Education and English. She is a graduate of the Mater Dei Institute in Dublin and holds a Doctorate in Education from the Institute of Education in London.

She has published on assessment policy, citizenship education, education and school policy, and school values and ethos. Among other recent work, she delivered Ireland’s inaugural World Teachers’ Day lecture, and participated in an OECD external review team.