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Public Lecture: Evidence-Based Management, Monday 15 July 2019

RealKM is very excited that Professor Rob Briner, Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, will be presenting a free public lecture in our home city of Canberra, Australia.

A primary focus for RealKM is supporting evidence-based knowledge management (KM), and a number of our most important guidelines and resources for evidence-based practice in KM have been written by Professor Briner.

Event details

  • Registration and further information: Eventbrite registration and information page
  • Location: Australian National University (ANU)
  • Date: Monday 15 July 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm AEST, registration open from 5.15pm for 5.30pm commencement
  • Refreshments: Will be served following the public lecture.

Public Lecture: Understanding and overcoming individual and organisational barriers to evidence-based management

Evidence-based practice has evolved over a number of decades across many professions as a method for helping practitioners make better-informed decisions, both about the problems and challenges they face and the most likely solutions. More recently this idea has caught the attention of the management profession and is slowly gaining influence. Although many managers and organisations agree in principle with the approach, it appears very difficult in practice to do. There are multiple barriers to evidence-based management and understanding the nature of these is a necessary starting point if we want to make evidence-based management more of a reality for more organisations. But what exactly are these barriers? Where do they come from? How can they be overcome?

About the presenter

Rob Briner is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London and also Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management. His research has focused on several topics including well-being, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour. He has written for and presented to practitioners on many aspects of HR and organisational psychology and is now involved in many initiatives aimed at developing and promoting evidence-based practice.

Header image source: Adapted from Evidence Based by Nick Youngson on Alpha Stock Images which is licenced by CC BY-SA 3.0.

Also published on Medium.

Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine ( and currently also teaches in the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics). With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce's many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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