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'We Need a Change'
11 October 2021

2021 Wilson Dialogue - Ending sexism, misogyny and racism: the fight for gender equality in Australia

This year we have witnessed growing concerns over the status of women in Australia.

Jen Jackett with software coding
26 September 2021

Why the Quad has a big role in the new techno-diplomacy

An op-ed by Jennifer Jackett, Sir Roland Wilson Scholar at the ANU National Security College.

Dr Subho Banerjee, Dr Rachel Bacon and Andrew Morgan
23 September 2021

Bridging research and policy practice in a PhD journey

One of the central

Cris Castro and Sharna Bartley
23 August 2021

Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner scholars join ANU team at the Indigenous Nationals

It’s been more than 10 years since an ANU team participated in the Indigenous Nationals sporting competition, so it was

Joseph Chieng
02 August 2021

Wrangling big data to understand the drivers of Australian productivity

This July, we had five public servant scholars graduating from ANU, supported

Symposium zoom
22 July 2021

2021 Scholar Symposium

Last week all 37 current Sir Roland Wilson (SRW) and Pat Turner scholars gathered virtually with senior leaders from th

Christiane Gerblinger and the Australian House of Representatives - Canberra. (Credit: Lex Proimos Flickr)
15 July 2021

The language of the rebuffed: why is expert advice so easy for politicians to ignore?

Mid-year graduate Dr Christiane Gerblinger examines - Is there something about the way policy advisers communicate that makes their advice easy to ignore or misinterpret?
Child playing an educational computer game
09 July 2021

Staying ahead in global tech leadership

As US-China rivalry creates the prospect of competing technology ecosystems, practical measures will maintain an edge.
Kayannie Denigan
02 July 2021

Emerging artist, scholar and leader

Kayannie Denigan is full of surprises. Not only is she a public servant and a SRW Pat Turner scholar, she is also a talented artist.
Shane Johnson, Nathan Deutscher and Tristram Sainsbury.
25 June 2021

Three generations of scholars contribute to a powerful data asset – ALife

The remarkable ALife dataset has been developed by visionaries at the ATO, supported by ANU via three generations of SRW scholars from the Treasury.
SRW PhD scholar Anthony Cowley and his partner (Julianne Cowley – Australian Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) inspect the view over the city.
21 May 2021

How do you conduct qualitative research when you can’t build rapport face- to-face?

COVID introduced a whole new set of challenges for qualitative researchers having to work remotely.
Siddharth Shirodkar
21 May 2021

Challenging unconscious bias to Indigenous entrepreneurship

Siddharth’s timely research on unconscious bias generated a national debate on the nature of racism.
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