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ADI Lunchtime Seminar with Robin Scott: Bridging the Worlds of Research and Public Policy Wednesday, August 16, 2023

ADI Lunchtime Seminar with Robin Scott: Bridging the Worlds of Research and Public Policy Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Event Venue:

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation‚ Deakin University 221 Burwood HighwayBurwood, VIC, 3125, Australia ( Map )

Please join us next Wednesday 16 August for our next ADI Lunchtime Seminar with Robin Scott

Robin will be discussing his work developing partnerships with Government and NGO organisations and the challenges of bridging the worlds of research and public policy. 

The ADI lunchtime seminars are an opportunity for a relaxed, informal, monthly discussion of current research projects and recent publications over a 60-minute lunch session. The researcher/s speaks for 20-30 minutes followed by 20-30 minutes of Q&A discussion.   

We invite contributions from any researcher, or team of researchers, associated with ADI, from proposed and in-progress projects through to completed research and publications. ECRs are especially welcome.    


Robin Scott is an experienced public policy practitioner, including service in the Victorian Government as the Minister for Finance and Multicultural Affairs. He played a central role in the development of Victorian Government’s response to extremism, including the process that led to the establishment of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies. 

Robin joined ADI in late 2022 as an Industry Professor. This is a new role within ADI focused on driving greater social impact for the research undertaken at ADI.   

ADI’s strategic work around impactful partnerships and engagement is central to his work. He is focused retaining existing and developing new partnership with both Government and NGOs, within the values embodied by ADI and the dedicated researchers working here. 

His work is focused on some of the most challenging social issues facing our multicultural society including the racism, marginalisation, economic disadvantage, the developing risk of digitalisation driving greater inequality, and overrepresentation of marginalised groups in the justice system.  

Another aspect of the Industry Professor role is mentoring early and mid-career researchers. He advises emerging researchers on their interactions with Government on partnerships and policy recommendations.  


Our speakers will be presenting in-person at Deakin Burwood C2.05.01 but you can also join us via Zoom

Meeting ID: 839 2707 3754  | Please email for the password.

Earlier Event: August 3
Deakin Anthropology Seminar – Value Binding: Imagining AI in aviation

Later Event: August 25

POLIS Seminar: National Approaches to Climate Security


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