Changing modes: A study of the knowledge economy of human service research in Australia
Researchers: Professor Mel Gray; Professor Stephen Webb; Dr N Kavanagh
Australian Council Research Dicovery Grant, 2009-2011, $140 000
Significant national benefits will accrue through this study of the human services knowledge economy. The creation of human services employing knowledge-based interventions will address the real needs of Australians in the current socio-political environment. In investigating how current systems of knowledge production contribute to the creation of relevant and effective human services, the research will identify the restraints to innovation in human services and the structures in which knowledge production is articulated. In modelling an 'ideal-type' of knowledge transfer conducive to the development of socially accountable research, it will inform changes needed for effective human service delivery.