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1st Biennial Australian Implementation Conference | Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre  |  25 & 26 October 2012

2012 Program Committee

The conference program was developed by the following leaders in their field of work:

  • Dr Robyn Mildon (Program Co-Chair), Director of Knowledge Exchange and Implementation, Parenting Research Centre
  • Deirdre Croft (Program Co-Chair), Project Manager, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
  • Dr Rebecca Armstrong, Director Evidence and Knowledge Translation, Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Gabriele Bammer, Director, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
  • Karen Bevan, Director, Social Justice, UnitingCare Children Young People and Families
  • Dr Wee-Ming Boon, Research Scientist, National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Pauline Dixon, Executive Manager, Wanslea Family Services
  • Professor Niki Ellis, CEO, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research
  • Jennifer Flynn, Acting Branch Manager, Family Support Program, Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Paul Hardcastle, Acting Branch Manager, Family Support Program, Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Professor Brian Head, Program Leader, Policy Analysis, University of Queensland
  • Professor Ilan Katz, Research Proposal Coordinator, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Linda Mallett, Divisional Director, Policy and Planning, Dept. of Family and Community Services NSW
  • Annette Michaux, General Manager, Social Policy & Research, The Benevolent Society
  • Professor Jan Nicholson, Research Director, Parenting Research Centre
  • Dr Denise O’Connor, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University
  • Professor Brian Oldenburg, Professor and Head, International Public Health Unit, Monash University
  • Christopher Vas, Deputy Director, HC Coombs Policy Forum, Australian National Institute of Public Policy
  • Professor Val Wilson, Director of Nursing Research & Practice Development, The Children’s Hospital Westmead and Professor of Nursing Research & Practice Development The University of Technology, Sydney

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View Video Recordings online here

View slides from the keynote and oral presenters

View recording from the 29 April 2014 Webinar with Bianca Albers – "Implementation in a changing world"

View slides from the 02 May 2012 Webinar with Dr Robyn Mildon – Why Implementation Matters which was broadcast to over 200 people around Australia.



Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Major Partner

Family & Community Services



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