Writing for policymakers short course

Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research

Do you want policy makers to take more notice of your research?

This four session course presented by the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is designed to assist academic and clinical researchers make their research more accessible and useful to policy makers.

A practical focus

Combining theory with a strong practical focus, you will recieve training on the fundamentals of writing for policy makers and communicating in the mainstream media. Practical sessions will include translating your own piece of research into a policy backgrounder and a media release. Opportunities will be given to develop and present your own work.

At the completion of the course  you will be able to:

  • Understand the realities of the policy making process and the environment in which policymakers work
  • Understand the differences between academic writing and writing for policymakers
  • Identify essential stakeholders for implementing evidence into policy and practice
  • Engage with the policy making process and influence outcomes
  • Engage with the media and non-academic audiences
  • Draft a policy piece related to your own research

The course can be tailored to meet individual or organisational needs. 

Please note that this course will be delivered online-only throughout 2022.

For more information or to register your interest, contact:

Director, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research

email: deebleadmin@ahha.asn.au
phone: 02 6162 0780