Policy innovation hub

Helping policy-makers solve policy problems through evidence based collaboration with multidisciplinary experts who understand public policy.

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Climate Justice: Deep Listening Tour

Speak to Griffith researchers about the impact of climate change in regional and rural Queensland.

What we do

Research, analysis and advice

Research, analysis, evaluation, training, and advice around core areas of public policy, governance, politics, elections, leadership, and more. We work with both the public and private sector, with recent projects including policy lessons from COVID-19, energy policy evaluation, foundations of governance training courses, and more.

News and commentary

We regularly engage with TV, radio, newspapers, podcasts and more on emerging issues and long-standing policy problems. We host election coverage for federal and state elections and are available for comment on topics ranging from gender equality and inclusive leadership to climate action and climate justice, democracy, youth policy and more.

Keynote Speeches & Other Engagement

Our experts are engaging and thought-provoking presenters, and highly sought-after for conferences and events. Depending on the theme or topic, we can find the right expert from across Griffith University for you. We also share on our social media relevant programs and events where you can see our experts speak.


We welcome interns of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experience to apply for placement. If you are a motivated student keen to gain insights and experience in data analysis, briefings and professional communication, email us with contact details and a paragraph outlining your skills and experience.


Established in May 2016, 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.

The Hub promotes and facilitates close collaboration between Griffith University researchers, students and partners in industry, government and the community, helping policy-makers to feel a greater sense of conviction, credibility and capability to deliver innovative public policy.

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.

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Our expertise and experts


Inclusive leadership: gender, sexuality and culture


Australian influence overseas: national security, diplomacy and international law


Intergenerational justice: youth, climate and acute social policy

Dr Nancy Spencer

Executive in residence

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer


Dr Elise Stephenson

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Our resources

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

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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Policy impact for academics

Helping academics to make real-world impact. Enabling academic expertise to maximise policy impact and influence.

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Helping Students Become Researchers. The Wayfinding project aims to develop student researcher identity and build skills and capacity in students. It promotes long-term and structured students as researcher practices throughout Griffith University, and is led by an interdisciplinary team from the Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith Honours College, School of Medicine, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Get in touch to find out more or be involved.

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Next gen policy insights

Hear from students and emerging voices on the policy issues and ideas that will most change our world.

Our impact

The Policy Innovation Hub understands policy, politics and governance, collaborating with decision-makers to produce rigorous evaluation, evidence-based policy, and new innovations in thinking and action around public purpose leadership.

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07 3735 0023

226 Grey Street

South Bank, QLD

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Location, delivery and postal address

Griffith Graduate Centre (S07) Room 4.23

Griffith University South Bank campus

4010, Brisbane, QLD, Australia