PhD Scholar from Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) Talia Avrahamzon has been awarded the 2018 Joan Uhr prize by the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation. This prize is awarded to the Sir Roland Wilson scholar or alumni who has made the greatest contribution to public policy in the past year, particularly through strengthening the links between the Australian Public Service and the ANU. The prize, established in 2017, was named after the founding Executive Director of the Foundation, Joan Uhr, in recognition of her contributions.
During the past few years Talia has:
- Initiated and established a 12-month Policy-Research Indigenous Education seminar series between the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and researchers at ANU;
- Delivered seminars and workshops at both ACT and Commonwealth Departments, including Education and PM&C;
- Co-Organised National Reconciliation Week ANU activities – including a post-graduate showcase of Indigenous Studies research to ANU Council and published an ANU booklet on post-graduate Indigenous Studies research;
- Presented at both national and International conferences on her research into Everyday Reconciliation at Primary Schools
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development that is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.