WISeR focuses on how organisational structure and practices, technology and economic systems, policy and institutions, environment and culture interact to influence the performance of workplaces and the wellbeing of individuals, households and communities.
WISeR is involved in a new project titled the Linked Data Project Hub, a new infrastructure project supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment grant for 2013.
The project partnership between WISeR, Swinburne University of Technology, RMIT University and Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) will address a crucial part of the information infrastructure puzzle: How can online research collections reflect the interconnected nature of complex research problems, rather than appear as disconnected sets of documents?
Aiming to answer this complex research question, the Linked Data Policy Hub will transform the accessibility and utility of social science publications, grey literature and data in Australia by linking documents and data from multiple collections across the internet, enabling innovative new forms of social and policy research and analysis.
The three major components of the project are:
Funded by the Australian Governments Suburban Jobs program, The Stretton Centre is a partnership between the University of Adelaide, City of Playford and the South Australian Government.
L-R Associate Professor John Spoehr, Vice-Chancellor Professor Warren Bebbington, Hon Tony Burke MP, Premier Jay Weatherill and Mayor Glenn Docherty
Hopes were understandably high in South Australia that the Olympic Dam expansion would get the green light by the BHP-Billiton Board.
"This is a book for its time," Associate Professor Spoehr says. "It demonstrates just how important the Asia-Pacific region has become to our State, from many different perspectives."
"Since taking office in October 2011, the Premier has vindicated the importance of this book through his international engagements," Associate Professor Spoehr says.
L-R Associate Professor John Spoehr, Vice-Chancellor Professor Warren Bebbington, Premier Jay Weatherill and Professor Purnendra Jain
To listen to a recording of our past lectures and forums and to view PowerPoint presentations, visit the Past Lectures and Forums page or click on one of the presenter images below:
Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia
Forum on Mining Uncertainty
Forum on Manufacturing the Future
Cities that Work - Places to Live, Work and Thrive In