The Royal Commission will hold its second round of hearings on Monday 27 March 2023.

The focus of this second round of hearings is “data, research and innovation” and the aim is to build an understanding of the different possible uses of data, from the macro to the micro.

Hearing topics

Evidence will be heard on the following topics:

  • Session 1 - 11:15am: Incorporating research methodologies into program implementation
    • Associate Professor Catherine Neilsen-Hewett, University of Wollongong
    • Professor Leslie Loble, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Session 2 - 12:15pm: An SA case study of creating a 'learning system' using big data and program data from the Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) and Child Family Safety System
    • Katherine Hawkins, Executive Director, Department of Human Services (SA)
    • Kerry Beck, Director, Department of Human Services (SA)
  • Session 3 - 2pm: The views of an informed public health practitioner: the key elements required for a universal child development data system
    • Professor Katina D'Onise, Public health physician and epidemiologist
  • Session 4 - 3pm: Autism early intervention study: understanding pre-emptive early intervention
    • Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Session 5: Born in Bradford: Using longitudinal data to support research and service design
    • Professor Mark Mon-Williams, University of Leeds

    (This session will not be livestreamed, but will be available for viewing on the website afterwards).

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