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Bond Director appointed to ARC Working Group of research impact experts

Bond University’s Director of Research, Mr Andrew Calder has been appointed to the Australian Research Council’s Technical Working Group for Research Impact and Engagement.

The group of high-profile national and international research experts will provide advice and testing to the Australian Research Council (ARC) regarding potential research impact and engagement measures in Australian universities, with the first assessment planned for 2018.

Bond’s Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Keitha Dunstan said it was important that the impact of research from regional universities like Bond was recognised and valued alongside the research of larger public universities.  

“Bond research has always had a strong, practical focus on impact and engagement and on providing benefit to the wider community. It has impact internationally, nationally and within the Gold Coast region,” Professor Dunstan said.

“It is important that the assessment measures developed recognise the type of research conducted in smaller, non-research intensive universities such as Bond which play a crucial role in the Australian Higher Education sector.

"Andrew was heavily involved in the development of the ERA indicator framework for national research evaluation from 2007 to 2010 and will add considerable value and insight to the new ARC working group.

“It is excellent for Bond to be represented in this forum. Andrew’s appointment is a credit to him and a coup for our University.”

The Technical Working Group will advise on the development of indicators that will support a national engagement and impact assessment framework.

Mr Calder will be joined on the Technical Working Group by:

  • Ms Leanne Harvey, Australian Research Council (co-chair)
  • Ms Virginia Hart, Department of Education and Training (co-chair)
  • Dr Eric Archambault, President, Science-Metrix (Canada)
  • Professor Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist, The MacMillan Group, London,
  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland
  • Professor Andy Pitman, Director, University of New South Wales
  • Mr Tony Sheil, Griffith University
  • Dr Sybille Hinze, Deutsches Zentrum für Hochscul und Wissenschaftsforschung (Germany)
  • Dr Diana Hicks, Georgia Tech (USA)
  • Ms Sue Mikilewicz, University of South Australia
  • Professor Richard A Jefferson, Chief Executive Officer, Cambia
  • Dr Marcus Nichol, ARC

Some Examples of Bond’s research include:







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