We invite expressions of interest for up to 8 members of the HDR Coordination Program Steering Committee
The FRDC Human Dimensions Research (HDR) Coordination Program is made up of a Steering Committee and management team. The HDR Coordination Program and its Steering Committee will help deliver the FRDC R&D Plan 2020-2025.
Objectives of the HDR Coordination Program are to:
- 1. Coordinate the development of human dimensions R&D priorities through review and consultation with key stakeholders, and assist to develop scopes to address those priorities
- 2. Ensure quality and relevance of human dimensions R&D through technical and extension advice and support for FRDC management and project teams
- 3. Support management of external partnerships delivering human dimensions R&D across FRDC
- 4. Support development of FRDC human dimensions data and analytics
- 5. Inform FRDC and stakeholders of state of knowledge and capability, and emerging needs, in key human dimensions R&D areas relevant to the FRDC's R&D Plan outcome and enabling strategy areas
- 6. Support extension and adoption of R&D in key human dimensions R&D areas relevant to the FRDC R&D Plan outcomes and enabling strategy areas
- 7. Develop and foster R&D collaboration on international initiatives in human dimensions research of relevance to Australian fisheries and aquaculture
The HDR Steering Committee’s primary role will be to meet Objectives 1, 5 and 6.
The Steering Committee is expertise-based (i.e. not representative) and its membership will include expertise across the identified knowledge areas. Members are sought who have:
- 1. Expertise in one or more of the identified knowledge areas (see below)
- 2. Extent of situational awareness with regard to Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture, either broadly or specific to sectors and/or regions
Expertise in the one or more of the following areas is sought:
- Management and policy, and decision support
- Economics in the fields of: fisheries/aquaculture economics, environmental economics, regional economics
- Behavioural sciences in the fields of behavioural economics, psychology
- Seafood supply chain, trade and market and consumer research
- Social sciences, in the fields of: social impact assessment, social change (incl. social licence), social values, social media
Selection will be based on ensuring that the Committee members include a range of expertise as well as knowledge across a range of fisheries and aquaculture sectors and regions.
The SC will convene at least three times a year (being online or face to face) with a maximum time commitment of 4 days (2 one day meetings, 2 half day meetings, 1 day out of session activities). Committee membership will be for a three‐year term.
Fees and Expenses
Committee members will be paid a sitting fee (unless they are a government employee without a separate ABN). All reasonable travel expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) associated with face-to-face meetings are paid or reimbursed by the HDR Coordination Program.
How to apply
Applicants should provide a current resume and a letter of application in which they address their suitability in relation to the selection criteria (no longer than 1 page). Applicants are asked to email their application to the HDR Coordination Program Leader (Emily Ogier, email Emily.Ogier@utas.edu.au). Applications will close Friday 1st October 2021.
For further information see FRDC Human Dimensions Research or contact Emily Ogier (see above) or Carolyn Stewardson (email@example.com).