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Business and Community

The Faculty of Arts is committed to expanding the reach and impact of our research and teaching by developing strategic partnerships with business, community, and government both in Australia and internationally.  We take a broad view of the scope and drivers for productive external engagements and collaborate within a range of frameworks from ARC Linkage Projects, convened research projects, research consultancies, community partnerships, and media productions.  Some of our recent collaborative projects include:

INCISIVE : On the Cutting Edge – Promoting Best Practice in Surgical Innovation

Funded by the Australian Research Council under the Linkage Projects scheme the INCISIVE team is headed by Professor Wendy Rogers, a joint appointment between the Department of Philosophy and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine.  INCISIVE brings together researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Otago to collaborate with organisations including Bellberry Limited, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and Sydney West Area Health Service.

Case Management Collaboration: Measuring the Outcomes of Case Management in Community Care

Associate Professor Michael Fine from the Department of Sociology has been awarded a Macquarie University Enterprise Partnership Scheme Grant for the Case Management Collaboration Project.  The research project brings together The Benevolent Society, NSW Community Options, KinCare, Community Care Northern Beaches, and the Aged & Community Services Association of NSW.  All partners are contributing financial support to the project which is an important first stage in the testing, design, and application of standard measures for the determination of client outcomes in case managed community care for older people. 

Population Challenges for the Local Court of NSW: the next 40 years

Brian Opeskin, Professor of Law & Governance at Macquarie Law School, is leading an innovative analysis of the Local Court as a legal institution and researching the demographic challenges it faces in the coming decades.  Funded by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice the project evaluates the impact that changes in NSW population growth and composition will present for the operation and processes of the Local Court.  The project also considers how these factors will interact with the demographics, experience, and practices of the Court itself, examining issues such as age and sex patterns of appointment and retirement.


The Faculty of Arts is currently developing and implementing a number of exciting initiatives which provide significant scope for business, community, and government engagement, including: 

We would welcome your involvement.  For further information please contact Andrew McKenna, Head of Partnerships and Development, Faculty of Arts -