MCHP workshop: Fundamentals of writing a policy brief

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 12 August 2015


Seminar Room, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Building, 62 Mills Rd
ANU Canberra


Angelia Grant and Nerida Hunter


Laura Ford
+61 (0)2 6125 7840

Policy briefs are useful tools for communicating the conclusions of scientific evidence for policy and practice. In this Menzies Centre for Health Policy workshop, Angelia and Nerida will discuss the basic elements of a policy brief, providing tips and examples to communicate with them most effectively.

About the Speakers

Angelia Grant is a PhD candidate at The Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy. She has a broad experience in economic policy development, having worked in the Australian Treasury and as an economics adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office and as Chief of Staff to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. She was awarded a Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship in 2011 to undertake a PhD into the drivers of business cycles.

Nerida Hunter is a PhD candidate at Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, College of Arts & Social Sciences. Nerida joined the Australian Public Service in 2004, working initially in the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and from 2006 in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). She has worked mainly on social policy issues and, in addition, worked as PM&C’s Departmental Liaison Officer in the Office of the Cabinet Secretary in 2008-2009. In 2011, Nerida was an inaugural recipient of the Sir Roland Wilson PhD Scholarship which supports high performing Australian Public Service employees to undertake research in areas of priority public interest. Nerida is undertaking her PhD at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute and her thesis examines the size, structure and characteristics of the Australian population sixty years and over.

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