Funded by the Urban Futures ECP, P@R is one of the ways RMIT is delivering on the ‘research component’ of the DELWP-RMIT Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
P@R aims to study and enable collaborations between researchers and policy practitioners in co-producing research that supports evidence-informed policy in addressing major policy and societal issues.
P@R actively seeks to engage with diverse knowledge systems through mutually respectful relationships. This engagement seeks to co-identify and co-define research ‘problems’, and then co-identify subsequent research questions, approaches, and outputs that stem from a shared and/or pluralistic view of a problem, place, and land. In doing so, P@R operates under the following principles:
- Mutual respect and trust
- Recognition and sovereignty
- Co-production and co-formulation of knowledge
- Active engagement with multiple ways of knowing a place
The Project Team consists of Professor Jago Dodson (Project Lead), Dr Karyn Bosomworth, and Dr Brian Coffey, who are all based in the Centre for Urban Research.
P@R also has a Project Internal Advisory Group (PIAG) to guide and support the project across and within RMIT. It includes GUSS Head of School, the UFECP Director, the DELWP relationship manager from the Business Engagement team, R&I Research Translation Manager, the Sector manager from DSC, and the Senior Advisor Public Policy from the VC’s office.