Working groups

The network has four working groups and three more under development. If you would like to join a working group or convene a new one, please contact us.


Working GroupAim/sMembers
1: Strengthening NITRO-Oceania Local networking activities, including expanding the networkCanberra: Dan Walker, Mark Howden, Nicky Grigg, Gabriele Bammer

Christchurch: Ken Taylor, Roger Robson-Williams, Ken Hughey, Andrea Byrom
Other network expanding activitiesExecutive, Andrea Byrom, Bronwyn Harch, Laurent Rivory, Allanah Ryan, Dan Walker
Planning the next meeting at Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020 (Brisbane June 14-17, 2020Executive, Andrea Byrom, Bronwyn Harch, Allanah Ryan, Dan Walker
2: Research ClassificationWorkshops and submissions to improve the research classification of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchGabriele Bammer (Chair), Mark Howden, Stuart White
Outputs: (1) June 2019: Submission on appropriate research classifications for inter- and trans-disciplinary research to the joint review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ), and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE): (Online): (PDF 160KB) (2) February 2020: Response to the consultation draft produced by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) review (PDF 427KB) (3) July 2020:
3: Impact NarrativesEnsure that interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education and research successes are documented and publicizedAndrea Byrom, Chris Cocklin, Nicky Grigg, Ken Hughey, Laurent Rivory, Allanah Ryan, Ken Taylor (Chair), Erika Techera, Dan Walker
4: Oceania-focused Grand ChallengesDevelop cross-institutional projects to tackle grand challenges facing the Oceania region, including those stemming from the history of colonizationDerrick Armstong, Mark Howden, Laurent Rivory, Allanah Ryan, Erika Techera
Working Groups under Development• Training & supporting the next generation of researchers; Capability building
• Appropriate reward and incentive systems
• NITRO-Oceania governance