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High Flyers Think Tanks

The Academy’s High Flyers Think Tanks bring together early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from a broad range of relevant disciplines to:

  • Engage in thinking about novel applications of existing science (including social science) and technology to issues of national significance
  • Identify issues and gaps in current knowledge, and
  • Propose solutions.

Enabling participants to experience the challenges and benefits of working in diverse cross-disciplinary teams is another primary aim of the events. The Think Tanks are unique opportunities for career development and network creation among the nation’s next generation of research leaders and their institutions. Previous Think Tanks have culminated in reports offering recommendations for action that have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.


Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities

Supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, Brisbane, 23-25 July 2014

Inspiring smarter brain research in Australia

Supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, Melbourne, 24-26 July 2013

 

Australia’s population: shaping a vision for our future

Supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, Adelaide, 26-27 July 2012

Stressed ecosystems: better decisions for Australia’s future

Supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, Brisbane, 29-30 September 2011

Searching the deep earth: the future of Australian resource discovery and utilisation

Supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, Canberra, 19-20 August 2010

Agricultural productivity and climate change

Supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, Melbourne, 22-23 October 2009