School of Natural and Environmental Sciences


Linking Research and the Professions

Improving the skills of land managers has become imperative for government and industry, with advisers vital to this process. The advisory professions have recognised their own needs for knowledge and skills in recent years, and the need for more integrated delivery of advice. At the same time, research councils have begun heavily investing in major research programmes into land use challenges. However there continues to be a lack of effective means and models for research delivery and processes of knowledge transfer and exchange. 

There is a need to improve knowledge exchange between the professions and researchers so that advisory services are better sensitised to the latest research and research is more responsive to the contemporary challenges of land management.

Through an interactive workshop series this project aims to bring the land-based professions and research communities together to review the relationship between these groups and how we can strengthen knowledge exchange between them.