We’re excited to introduce our 2023-24 Policy Impact program Fellows, in partnership with the Centre for Policy Futures at The University of Queensland. The Policy Impact program highlights best practice ideas from Churchill Fellows, driving policy reform on key Australian issues.
Congratulations to this year’s Policy Impact Program Fellows:
Kate Bjur (QLD, 2022) The Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship to investigate effective responses to youth gangs for use in youth detention centres
Glen Blackwell (WA, 2020) The Churchill Fellows Association of Western Australia Churchill Fellowship to establish diversionary practices for mentally and intellectually disabled persons engaging police
John Chesterman (VIC, 2012) To investigate the abuse, exploitation, and neglect of at-risk adults
Victoria Cornell (SA, 2019) The AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship to investigate alternative, affordable models of housing that could help older Australians age-in-place
David Cowan (VIC, 2020) To investigate the development of evidence-based policing across police agencies worldwide
Margie Danchin (VIC, 2020) The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to improve vaccine and risk communication to optimize COVID and routine vaccine acceptance and uptake
Leanne Mitchell (VIC, 2019) The Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship to investigate how councils respond to rough sleeping while balancing responsibilities to the wider community
Matt Wilson (VIC, 2020) To investigate innovative court-based approaches to infants in care and protection proceedings
Over the coming months, these Fellows will be working alongside leading policy analysts to assess the policy implications of their work and develop their policy ideas into an article for the program’s flagship publication, Policy Futures: A Reform Agenda. This brings together Fellows and their insights with the Centre for Policy Futures’ expertise to help shape best practices and governance in Australia. The Policy Futures publication will be launched at an event in early 2024.