An evaluation of strategies used by the Landscapes and Policy Hub to achieve interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
The report presents an evaluation of the Landscapes and Policy Hub's approach to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The hub was a national, four year, $15 million collaborative research program. The focus of the evaluation was for researchers to reflect on the effectiveness of strategies used by the hub to facilitate interdisciplinarity (where researchers from different disciplines work together to solve problems) and transdisciplinarity (where researchers from different disciplines work in partnership with research users to solve problems).
The evaluation was commissioned in the final phase of the hub’s life in the interests of improving performance of future interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. It was based on a number of strategies that had been implemented by the hub to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary research occurring in partnership with research users. The aim of the evaluation was to improve performance of future interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Six recommendations are presented.
The evaluation was led by Prof Sue Moore from the Social and Institutional Futures Team, and the report writing by Dr Michael Mitchell. The report was published by the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University.
|Type of Publication||Report|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Institution||Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University,|
|Authors||Mitchell M, Moore S, Lefroy EC, Clement S, Lockwood M, Anderson G, Gaynor SM, Gilfedder L, Rowe R, Norman B|
|Report Number||1 volume, ILWS Report No. 84|