The RDI Committee

Strategic leadership and oversight of the Network is provided by the Research for Development Impact Committee (RDI Committee), which consists of an equal number of NGO and university representatives who provide support, guidance and direction to the Network’s core objectives and activities.

The structure, elections and functions of the RDI Committee are detailed in a Terms of Reference.

Staff of ACFID Full or Affiliate Member organisations are eligible to be nominated to the RDI Committee. Nominations take place on a three-yearly, rotational basis.

Members of the RDI Committee

Prof. Juliet Willetts, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Co-Chair of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Tessa Hillgrove, Fred Hollows Foundation

Co-Chair of the RDI Network Committee

Gareth Beyers, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

Co-Chair of the RDI Network Committee (interim)

Joanne Crawford, International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Sumera Jabeen, World Vision Australia

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Elise Klein, University of Melbourne

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Saba Mebrahtu, Oxfam-Monash Partnership

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Robyn Mildon, Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI)

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Associate Prof. Kurt Seemann, Swinburne University

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Thomas Soem, University of Sydney

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Rochelle Spencer, Murdoch University

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Prof. Mike Toole, Burnet Institute

Member of the RDI Network Committee

Dr Peter Westoby, University of Queensland

Member of the RDI Network Committee

 

The RDI Network Secretariat

The RDI Committee is supported by a small secretariat hosted by the Australian Council of International Development (ACFID).

Dr Philippa Smales

RDI Network and Partnerships Manager

Jenny Vaccari

RDI Network Communications Coordinator