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The Australian National University

Professor Gabriele Bammer

Professor, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: 02 6125 0716

Areas of expertise

  • Research, Science And Technology Policy 160511
  • Decision Making 170202
  • Higher Education 130103

Research interests

Integration and Implementation Sciences – Developing a new discipline.

Tackling complex problems needs improved theory and methods for:

1.     synthesis of a range of knowledge and perspectives (from relevant disciplines and stakeholders) to improve understanding of the problem

2.     more comprehensive understanding and management of unknowns, as action usually needs to occur in the face of incomplete knowledge

3.     using the improved understanding of the problem plus the improved grasp of unknowns to support decision makers and practitioners in government, business and civil society.

Relevant theory and methods are being developed in a range of projects across population health, policing and security, as well as environment.




Gabriele Bammer is developing the new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences to improve research strengths for tackling complex real-world problems through synthesis of disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge, understanding and managing diverse unknowns and providing integrated research support for policy and practice change (see This is described in Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems (ANU E Press, 2013; She convenes the Global Network for Research Integration and Implementation:

She is an ANU Public Policy Fellow, an inaugural Fulbright New Century Scholar alumna and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (2001-14), ETH-Zurich and the Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur in Vienna. From 2007-2013 she was the convenor of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security’s Integration and Implementation research program.

Between 2011-13 she was Director of the ANU's Research School of Population Health, Director of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and co-Director and then Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.


Projects and Grants

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Updated:  15 December 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers