An introduction to impact measurement as a process of demonstrating and articulating the positive impacts of an organisation's programs and projects beyond the reporting of activities and outcomes. Maxine Morrison has a qualification in Social Impact from UNSW and a vocational background in grant writing and philanthropy for medical research and in the social sector. Maxine is a Sydney Organising Committee member for SIMNA (Social Impact Measurement Network Australia) and a member of the AAMRI Research Impact Committee (Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes).
An introduction to some of the principles of adult education and adult learning. Adam Nobilia is an adult educator who has worked across various settings including at Long Bay prison working with inmates and more publicly as a teacher on the SBS television series, Lost For Words.
Musicologist Padraig Parkhurst is a doctoral researcher studying East German progressive rock (Ostrock) and other popular music of the early Honecker era. This conversation incudes a discussion of anti nuclear war songs of the Honecker era and Padraig's general interest in the localisation of progressive rock in different locations (with reference to Italy, Spain, Chile, UK).
Peta MacGillivray is an Aboriginal justice advocate, a Kalkutungu woman, lawyer and doctoral researcher with strong connections to community. Australia’s referendum to vote on Constitutional recognition of First Peoples is part of a many decades-long history of advocacy for self-determination. While this conversation is largely a post-referendum discussion, it is with an understanding that the referendum moment was not the beginning nor the end of the work that needs to be done.
A discussion of river health and Natural Resource Management with Sarah Holland-Clift. Sarah is a river health management specialist and General Manager of Community and Catchment Services at Corangamite Catchment Management Authority in Victoria. This conversation includes a focus on the importance of Aboriginal leadership in waterway management and the role of citizen science in monitoring the health of rivers.