2017 IPAA WA Public Sector Research Day

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IPAA WA's Public Sector Research Day, launched in 2016, aims to showcase public sector related research in Western Australia. The Research Day calls upon public sector-related academics, students and practitioners from all levels of government to submit an abstract which explores one of the three themes below (other public sector-related topics will also be considered).

This is a great opportunity for you to showcase and share your research with like-minded colleagues and academics from across the public sector.

The Research Day also provides a great platform for WA public sector networking, learning through collaboration, sharing of ideas and stimulating discussions. 

Call for papers for the 2017 IPAA WA Public Sector Research Day will open in early 2017. IPAA WA Research Day, a celebration of the outstanding public sector-related research being conducted in WA.


Theory to delivery – converting academic research into government policy and service delivery
Collaborative democracy – citizen engagement in government decision making
Pride and professionalism in the public service

2017 Key Dates to be advised


Papers should be 4,000 – 5,000 words in length and use endnotes for references.

Preference will be given to abstracts and papers that address one of the three conference themes, but submissions on other public sector-related topics will be considered.


Presentation time is expected to be 15 to 20 minutes – to be confirmed based on the final number of presenters per session. Each session will have multiple presenters, followed by a Q & A session and general discussion. Sessions may be single or double stream, depending on the final number of papers accepted.

Registration and IPAA membership

All presenters will be required to be individual members of IPAA WA (individual, associate or student membership categories). It is not necessary to be a member at the time you submit an abstract.

All presenters will be required to register for the Research Day.

We understand that some delegates may not become IPAA WA members or register for the Research Day until their abstract has been accepted.

Contact details
All queries and submissions are to be emailed to research@ipaawa.org.au