Parliamentary Careers: Design, Delivery and Evaluation of Improved Professional Development

  • Coghill, Ken (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Donohue, Ross (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Holland, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kinyondo, Abel Alfred (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lewis, Colleen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hassall, Graham (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Richardson, Andrew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Rozzoli, Kevin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Smith, Yeshe (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Parliaments have central constitutional roles in making laws, approving budgets and holding government policy and administration to account. Yet, exploratory research found professional development programs for parliamentarians are highly variable in duration, content and learning mode and lack an evidence-base and explanatory theory. The needs of parliamentarians and factors that impact on the effectiveness of professional development programs will be investigated in selected parliaments, testing and developing human resource development theory for application to this unique occupation. The project will encompass the effectiveness of related capacity building programmes in the Pacific, a region vital to Australia's nation interest.
Effective start/end date24/08/0931/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD102,229.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD11,504.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD78,420.00
  • Australian Agency for International Development (Pacific Branch): AUD100,500.00
  • Australian Agency for International Development (Pacific Branch): AUD49,500.00
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union: AUD34,400.00
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union: AUD16,944.00
  • Monash University