Research

The Research Program partners with government agencies, academic research institutions, international organisations and non-government organisations to identify research priorities in civil-military-police practice.

ACMC’s Research Program supports best practice in building Australia’s capability to prevent and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas. The Research Program partners with government agencies, academic research institutions, international organisations and non-government organisations to identify research priorities in civil-military-police practice.

Research Advisory Council

The ACMC Research Advisory Council (RAC) includes representatives from the Department of Defence, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Attorney-General’s Department, as well as a representative from the Australian Council for International Development. The RAC meets quarterly to consider research projects and to provide guidance on stakeholder requirements and priorities. The RAC has recommended four priority areas for research, endorsed by ACMC’s Executive Director:

  • Prevention: identifying, understanding and addressing the causes of conflict and insecurity
  • The private sector in conflict and disaster settings
  • Civil-military issues in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Strengthening protection of civilians and rule of law.

Providing research services to the ACMC

Researchers participating in the ACMC Research Multi-Use List (RMUL) are eligible to respond to research requirements as identified by the ACMC. The Approach to Market (ATM) on AusTender provides information about the RMUL and the application process for participation. ACMC staff are also available to meet with any member of the RMUL to discuss the ACMC’s objectives, background and challenges.

RMUL participants as at 31 March 2016 are:

  • Ad Signa Consulting
  • Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd, University of Adelaide
  • ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd
  • Brookings Institution
  • Centaur Institute Pty Ltd
  • Center for Civilians in Conflict
  • Charles Sturt University (Faculty of Arts)
  • ChemCentre
  • Critical Performance Systems Pty Ltd
  • Cubit Media Research Pty Ltd
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • Humanitarian Advisory Group
  • Inside Story Knowledge Management Pty Ltd
  • Institute of Social Science Research
  • James Cook University (Centre for Disaster Studies)
  • Ludus Training International Pty Ltd
  • McNair Ingenuity Research Pty Ltd
  • Petersen Ink
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rapid Context
  • Risk Frontiers
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Sarah Shteir
  • Significance International Pty Ltd
  • Strategic Emergency Management Training
  • Sustineo Pty Ltd
  • Sustineo Group Pty Ltd
  • The Lab Strategy & Planning Pty Ltd
  • The Science of Knowing
  • UMR Strategic Research
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Melbourne (UoM) Commercial Limited
  • Victoria University
  • Wallis Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Women’s Work Cultural Consultancy

Current Research

The ACMC has commissioned the following research projects for completion in 2016/17.

In 2015/16 the following research projects were completed.

Previous Research

Previous research projects have been sourced from academic institutions, non-government organisations and think tanks in Australia and overseas. These projects assist in the development of national civil-military-police capabilities for Australia, New Zealand and non-government stakeholders. A list of completed research projects and papers will soon be posted here.

For more information

We are always interested in hearing about recent research in the field of civil-military-police interaction. For more information, please email research@acmc.gov.au.