Australian early career planning researchers and the barriers to research-practice exchange

Hurley, J and Taylor, E 2016, 'Australian early career planning researchers and the barriers to research-practice exchange', Australian Planner, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 5-14.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Australian early career planning researchers and the barriers to research-practice exchange
Author(s) Hurley, J
Taylor, E
Year 2016
Journal name Australian Planner
Volume number 53
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 14
Total pages 10
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Given the scale and complexity of challenges facing urban environments, urban research has a potentially significant role to play in informing policy responses and decision-making processes in practice. Yet the nexus between urban research and planning practice in Australia could be characterised as weak at best. In this paper we focus on the role of researchers in the research-practice nexus, and in particular on Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and PhD candidates. We examine the institutional contexts and differing career trajectories of Australian ECRs and the relationship to professional practice, drawing on interviews, secondary data sources and our own 'early career' experiences. We argue that ERCs are rarely effectively prepared to engage in the contemporary urban policy realm; and that the discipline needs to explore opportunities for capacity building for future researchers and research leaders.
Subject Land Use and Environmental Planning
Community Planning
Keyword(s) early career researcher
Knowledge exchange
planning research
DOI - identifier 10.1080/07293682.2015.1135813
Copyright notice © 2016 Taylor and Francis
ISSN 0729-3682
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