All of CPD’s planned research projects are considered by our Research Committee to ensure that the methodology is sound and that the research has the potential to be of value to Australia. Completed CPD research papers are then reviewed by at least two experts in the field before publication.
Research Committee Members
Antoinette le Marchant (Research Committee Chair) is a former editor of the Australian Quarterly and director of the Australian Institute of Political Science, its publisher. She is also the former CEO of KU Children’s Services. Ms Marchant served in both the NSW and Federal public services. She held senior positions in the Cabinet Office, Attorney General’s Department and NSW Transport, as well as Comcare, the Federal Government’s workers compensation and occupational health and safety agency. Ms Marchant was the inaugural chair of the NSW Public Transport Authority. She is a former member of the NSW Government’s Social Justice Reference Group, the NSW Motor Accident Authority and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
Josh Fear is Director, Policy and Projects at the Mental Health Council of Australia. Mr Fear has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master of Policy Studies from the University of New South Wales. He is a social researcher with an interest in consumer psychology and behaviour, public perceptions of government policy and political communication. He was previously been the Social Research manager at the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. He was also the Deputy Director of the Australia Institute from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Mr Fear was a consultant in the private sector conducting policy and evaluation research for public and community sector clients.
Professor Roy Green is Dean of the Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. He completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1990. Professor Green has published widely on innovations policy and management. He has worked across universities, business and government, including leading projects for OECD’s National Innovation Systems programme and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). He is chair of the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council and NSW Manufacturing Council. Recently, Professor Green conducted a major industry review for the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and was invited to join the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce was invited to join the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce.
Miriam Lyons has been the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Development since its establishment in 2007. She is the former Policy Coordinator of NewMatilda.com, where she edited its series of policy papers and articles. Her background spans freelance writing and research, independent media, various NGOs and ideas festivals. She is on the advisory committee of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies at UTS, and the board of the Centre for Australian Progress. She co-edited the book ‘More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now’ with Mark Davis. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.
Associate Professor Sarah Maddison is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of NSW, where she was previously Senior Associate Dean. Professor Maddison has a PhD in Government and International Relations from The University of Sydney. She was awarded the 2005 Jean Martin Award by The Australian Sociological Association for her PhD thesis. Her book, Black Politics: Inside the complexity of Aboriginal political culture, was the joint winner of the 2009 Australian Political Science Association Henry Mayer Award. Also in 2009, Ms Maddison was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to examine models of Indigenous representation in the United States and Canada. Her Future Fellowship project is a four-country comparative study of dialogue and conflict transformation in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, and Australia.
Geoff Shuetrim is currently director of Galexy Pty. Limited. He completed a PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held senior positions in the public and private sectors. He was previously an Associate Director at KPMG where he provided leadership and support to the Market, Credit and Operational Risk teams. In the public sector, Mr. Shuetrim was General Manager, Research at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and a Research Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Shaun Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of NSW. He completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of New South Wales in 2000. He also has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Macquarie University. Between 2007 and 2012 he has a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University. He was also a Research Fellow at the ACSPRI Centre for Social Research at the Australian National University from 2002 to 2005. He has been extensively published across a number of research interests including Australian social policy (social attitudes toward unemployed Australians), the politics of taxation and welfare in Australia and welfare states and social democracy in comparative perspective.