A gateway for collaborative governance

The Policy Innovation Hub is a gateway for government, industry and community knowledge partnerships. It provides insights and analysis that help to shape the future of Queensland, Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Established in May 2016, the Hub promotes and facilitates close collaboration between Griffith University researchers, students and partners in industry, government and the community.

The Hub is guided by an Advisory Board consisting of University independent representatives.

What we do

The Policy Innovation Hub offers analysis expertise, research and consultation across six themes

Jobs and infrastructure in a strong economy

Strong foundations for children and transitions for youth

Community health and wellbeing

Safe and resilient communities

Climate change, environmental sustainability and energy

Collaborative leadership and responsible government

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Our people

We have a diverse community of highly-accomplished, curious and forward-thinking Griffith University researchers and industry professionals can work with you to reach your goals.

Current collaborators

We are currently collaborating with the following organisations and government departments:

Hub Resources

A Middle Ground Podcast

Standing firmly in the shadow of Samuel Walker Griffith, Minister and Premier of Queensland in the latter years of the 19th century and first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Griffith was renowned for his capacity to see both sides of an argument and for distrust of extremism of any kind. Celebrating these traditions, A Middle Ground is a forum for the exchange of ideas and reasoned argument.

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The Machinery of Government

Independent analysis by Australia’s best political scientists and policy researchers focusing on politics, policy, elections and government.

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Watch Below the Line

Regional Innovation Data Lab

We have partnered with The Regional Innovation Data Lab, who empower and enable citizens, governments, industries and researchers to use and share data on key trends and issues to increase productivity and innovation across the economy.

RIDL's data-rich environment can provide new opportunities to fast-track innovative solutions that address long-standing urban and regional problems. In turn, it can also provide insights that will improve policy making, service delivery, and inform more effective business and regional development.

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Political Analysis

With researchers across the university examining policy on election issues across the state, including regional development, tourism, health innovation, social inclusion, Griffith University provided political analysis and debate around the 2020 Queensland state government election.

2020 Queensland State Election Analysis

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Intern at the Policy Innovation Hub

The Policy Innovation Hub believes that interns are an essential and vibrant part of our mission-driven and diverse talent community. Through Griffith's Internship Program, we welcome interns of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experience to apply for placement.

We are frequently on the look out for interns to assist with our many projects. If you are a motivated student keen to gain insights and experience in data analysis, briefings and professional communication.

To express your interest, students should email us with contact details and a paragraph outlining your skills and experience.

What our interns say

Sarah Binney

Working at the Policy Innovation Hub was an incredible development experience for me. I learned about the complex aspects of local, state, and federal government and gained insights into public policy and the public sector. I will always appreciate this opportunity and know working directly with Australia's best political scientists as part of an innovative, cross-disciplinary team to solve policy challenges hugely influenced the trajectory of my career.

Sarah is an NYC-based freelance journalist with a research interest in the relationship between the news media and politics. She currently works and studies at New York University.

Salim Masai

My internship with the Policy Innovation Hub gave me the chance to profoundly expand my knowledge, making me a better citizen and public servant. The working experience was unique—I felt like I was more than a student and I became a genuine professional academic. I envision new potential for my career; I might pursue a doctorate related to advancing political engagement of marginalised persons. Whatever the future brings, I intend to remain connected to the Hub because of the immeasurable value I can bring back to my home country.

Salim currently studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Kate McGuire

I would definitely recommend working at the Policy Innovation Hub. Before my research experience, I had no idea of how dynamic and varied a career in policy could be. Since I had the opportunity to choose the projects I wanted to work on, I could tailor my time at the Hub to align with my interests—I got to help research the newly inducted ministry and the Queensland Treasury. I also contributed to articles about mental health and the effects of climate change which are both topics I’m passionate about.

Kate is a published author and an undergraduate student at Griffith University. She plans to continue her studies with her honours year.

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