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Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability


Leith, P and O'Toole, K and Haward, M and Coffey, B, Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 216. ISBN 9781486305353 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2017 Peat Leith, Kevin O'Toole, Marcus Haward and Brian Coffey

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Sustainability challenges blur the boundaries between academic disciplines, between research, policy and practice, and between states, markets and society. What do exemplary scientists and organisations do to bridge the gaps between these groups and help their research to make the greatest impact? How do they do it? And how can their best practices be adapted for a diverse range of specific sustainability challenges?

Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability addresses these questions in an accessible and engaging way. It provides principles explaining how research programs can work more effectively across the boundaries between science, society and decision-making by building social and institutional networks. The book suggests useful ways of thinking about a diverse range of problems and then offers five approaches to help embed science in sustainability governance. It will be an indispensable guide for researcher leaders, science program managers and science policy advisers interested in ensuring that applied research can meaningfully contribute to sustainability outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:science, boundary work, knowledge systems, sustainability
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Policy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Leith, P (Dr Peat Leith)
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:120318
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-08-22
Last Modified:2018-06-25

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