Our work explores the transformative effect the Charles Perkins Centre has on the University’s academic population and its external collaborators including teaching hospitals and affiliated medical research institutes.
Our team uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to collate useful information about the management and organisation of large-scale collaborations.
Our research will:
Our research brings together information about the management and organisation of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations in an innovative and informative way.
Using statistics and social network analysis, we explore the development and outcomes of cross-disciplinary collaborations that have been facilitated through the Charles Perkins Centre.
While there are many examples of systems approaches being used to analyse management, communications and transport networks, we’re not aware of another university carrying out a project on this scale.
We will monitor centre-facilitated activities, the resulting networks of collaboration and their outcomes. This complete view of our organisation will provide invaluable data for applying for funding from the Australian Research Council.