PhD Scholar, Steve Munns, has been awarded the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Pat Turner Scholarship 2021 Research Prize for his contribution to public policy in the past year. Steve is currently completing his PhD focused on service user violence and aggression against frontline Australian commonwealth public servants with RegNet.
Steve is one of four outstanding scholars who have been recognised for their commitment in strengthening the links between public policy and practice and engaging across academia.
The Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarship program enhances the capability of the Australian Public Service by developing strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian leaders through high-quality research and skills training, building on the legacy of Pat Turner AM.
Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University, Professor Brian Schmidt, thanked the prize winners for their efforts in strengthening the link between academic research and public policy development. He encouraged the scholars to continue this important work and further embrace their role as ambassadors for the Foundation, and as mentors of future scholars and APS leaders.