6 April 2018


EI 2018 Assessment Panel Chairs Announced

Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, has today announced the appointment of five Assessment Panel Chairs for this year’s inaugural round of the Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI 2018).

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of such an eminent group of people who will undertake the key role of Chair for EI 2018. They bring the experience and expertise which will be essential to supporting the assessment process—the first of its kind in Australia,” said Professor Thomas.

The EI Assessment Chairs for EI 2018 are:

A brief biography for each of the above Chairs is available on the ARC website.

“The Chairs will oversee panels that comprise a mix of distinguished researchers and highly experienced research end-users from industry, community and government sectors,” said Professor Thomas.

“This will ensure that the panels are best placed to recognise and reward the engagement by universities with industry and other end-users, the university research that delivers real-world impacts, and the support universities have in place for translating research into impacts.

“The ARC is grateful for the contributions of the university sector for the EI assessment processes and we are also enthused by interest shown by members of the industry, community and other sectors in participating in the assessments.

”The EI Assessment round will open for submissions in May 2018, with assessments conducted in the second half of the year. For more information, visit the Engagement and Impact Assessment page on the ARC website.

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ARC Stakeholder Relations
0412 623 056 or communications@arc.gov.au