Research Jam – Sharing Research in the New Economy

Join us for a special NENA event, with two workshops showcasing Australian researchers who are supporting the wellbeing economy. For researchers, the workshops offer an important opportunity to connect with other researchers and forge new networks. For practitioners, the workshops provide a convenient way to find out about important research that might be of benefit to your work.


  • Workshop 1 - Thursday 24 June @ 2-4pm AEST

  • Seminar: Showcasing research about the wellbeing economy

  • Please see the program below, and join our online workshop to hear about important research being conducted in Australia


  • Workshop 2 - Friday 25 June @ 10am-12noon AEST

  • Roundtable discussions to facilitate collaboration between researchers, and between researchers and practitioners

  • The Roundtable will build on the discussions held on Thursday 24th June
  • The session will begin with an introduction to NENA's Research priorities, followed by a facilitated process that will enable all participants to identify priorities, and participate in break out groups to develop new collaborative ideas.



Program - Showcasing research - Thursday 24 June @ 2-4pm AEST

Time (AEST) Presenter Title of Presentation
2pm Dr Michelle Maloney, Dr S. A. Hamed Hosseini, Dr Bronwen Morgan Introduction to NENA'S  Research Jam
2:05 Dr Joanne McNeill Exploring a mission-led approach to research and development
2:15 Dr Kamaljit K Sangha Carbon economy on Indigenous estate in northern Australia
2:25 Ms Kimberley Crofts Creating a positive platform for sustainable change through community-based participatory design
2:35 Mr Dave Adamson Just Transition: The role of regenerative collectivism
2:45 Prof Gavin Melles A sustainable circular economy for Australia: Bringing the circular economy into the doughnut
2:55 BREAK
3pm Dr Kiah Smith Fair food futures, civil society and the SDGs
3:10 Ms Denise Gibran Nogueira Understanding the dynamics of emancipation and the co-optation in social finance ecologies: The case of alternative food networks
3:20 Ms Myfan Jordan Generation expendable? Older women workers in the pandemic economy
3:30 Mr Martin Hensher New perspectives on the economics of sustainable health and healthcare
2:40 Mr Bernard Thomson Wage slavery depends on treating money as a commodity
3:50 Mr Gavin Tang Treating the common cause, not the symptoms, of all the ills of our economy

4pm -- CLOSE