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 six priority areas for research:
- Prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery for disasters in the Indo-Pacific region;
- Prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery for conflicts and complex emergencies;
- Lessons from Australia’s response to past catastrophic disasters and complex emergencies;
- Women, Peace and Security;
- Protection of Civilians;
- Innovation and new approaches to prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery for conflicts and disasters (including emerging technologies, new approaches to cross-agency collaboration and new partners).
The ACMC has commissioned the following research projects for completion in 2016/17.
- Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Research Project – Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Responses in Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar.
- Communication and Complex Emergencies Project – Use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in complex crises.
- Deployed Women Project – Experiences, contributions and impact of Australian civilian, police and military female personnel who deployed on peace and security operations between 1988 and 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.