MasterCraft Series – Conducting high-quality, impartial research into the wellbeing of Australian families


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Hon Dr Sharman Stone is the Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). She is a Social Scientist with an Honors degree in Anthropology (specialising in Australian Indigenous cultures), a Masters in Sociology (rural disadvantage) and a Doctorate in Economics. 

Sharman was a pioneering analyst of institutional racism in Australian and Colonial Governments and is published in that area.  Sharman was an academic at the Institute for Early Childhood Development for many years and as a Senior Executive in the Vic Public Service worked in policy and practice overcoming educational disadvantage and the impact of environmental degradation on human communities. Her work in the Aboriginal Education Service (AES) and the Office of Corrections was with Indigenous stolen generation prisoners.  

As a Federal Member of Parliament for 20 years Sharman was in the Ministry or Shadow Ministry for 14 years, in particular championing the introduction of the first National FASD strategy, sexual and reproductive health rights for women, rural communities' rights to equitable health and education outcomes, and women’s empowerment through politics. Sharman was the third Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls 2017-2020, and the Professor of Practice, Gender, Peace, and International Development at Monash University before taking up the Director role at AIFS.    

Participant benefits

  • Learn from an expert on how they conducted high-quality, impartial research to inform government policy and promote evidence-based practice.
  • Take away 'watch outs' when conducting your own research projects.

Suitable for

APS 1 – SES Band 3

Craft and User level

This workshop aligns with Implementation and Services Craft at the Foundation level.

Additional Information

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1 hour Face-to-Screen session. 2:00PM - 3:00PM (AEST)
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
40 seats