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Knowledge Integration and Implementation
CEPS spans a range of disciplines and works closely with stakeholders both to develop new understanding of major policing and security challenges and to translate those insights into policy and practice change. The aim of this project is to support other CEPS research projects particularly in undertaking research across disciplines and practice areas and in implementing new knowledge into policy and practice change, including generating fresh ideas about policing and security problems.
However, the concepts and methods required to do this are still in their infancy, hence the focus of this project is on methodological development. This project aims to provide a productive advance on a range of research approaches which seek to synthesize disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge, understand and manage unknowns and provide integrated research support for policy and practice change.
Professor Gabriele Bammer substantially revised the draft book describing Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S), which is the discipline underpinning the CEPS Integration and Implementation Program. She attended the final meeting of the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety held at Harvard University in June 2010 and continued to provide a link between the Executive Session and the Australasian Policing Forum. She was also successful in obtaining an AusAID Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship for Mr Fasihuddin, Director of Research and Development in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Police and President of the Pakistan Society of Criminology, allowing him to participate in a course on Bridging the Research-Policy Divide and to strength collaborations with Professors Grabosky and Broadhurst.
Jennifer Badham commenced work on compiling conceptual and mathematical modelling methods to demonstrate how they highlight different aspects of systems; integrate knowledge from different disciplines and practice areas; handle unknowns and provide decision support to policy makers.
David McDonald interviewed 15 senior CEPS researchers about how they see their roles in influencing public policy. The results, which he and Gabriele Bammer analysed, revealed a breadth of experience in terms of covering different disciplines and opportunities for engagement with government and the policing and security sectors, as well as employment of a range of different strategies for supporting policy makers and practitioners. The project results will be used to foster discussion and training of early career researchers to ensure that CEPS research makes an impact on public policy and practice.
Alice Roughley, assisted by Jasmin Logg-Scarvell, scanned the literature to see what could be learnt about organisational, personal and project parameters that enable the synthesis of knowledge from different disciplines and stakeholders.
Professor Gabriele Bammer (Chief Investigator)
Dr Jennifer Badham (Research Fellow)
David McDonald (Consultant and Visiting Fellow)
Dr Alice Roughley (Fellow)
Jasmin Logg-Scarvell (Research Assistant)