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JCIPP Adjunct Professor John Edwards
JCIPP Adjunct Professor John Edwards

JCIPP Adjunct Professor John Edwards shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Literary Award

JCIPP Adjunct Professor, John Edwards, has had his book, John Curtin’s War: The Coming of War in the Pacific, and Reinventing Australia, Volume 1, shortlisted for the PM’s Literary Awards in the Australian History category.

John Edwards has written six non-fiction books, including the bestselling Keating: The Inside Story. He is a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute and adjunct professor at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. He has been a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Chief Economist for HSBC Bank in Australia and New Zealand, and was a senior economic adviser for Treasurer and then Prime Minister Paul Keating.

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You can read more about the book and view the judges’ comments here


Authors Professor John Phillimore and Dr Martin Whitely (Lead  author), John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.
Authors Professor John Phillimore and Dr Martin Whitely (Lead author), John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.

Global study finds youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD
A new global study led by Curtin University researchers has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates.

The research, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, systematically reviewed studies that examine the relationship between a child’s age relative to their classmates and their chances of being diagnosed with, or medicated for, ADHD.

The research titled, ‘ADHD late birthdate effect common in both high and low prescribing international jurisdictions: Systematic review,’ can be found online here.


Hon. Julia Gillard AC with Professor John Phillimore, Executive Director of JCIPP, at the the awarding of her Honorary Doctor of Letters 30 August 2018
The Honourable Julia Gillard AC, with Professor John Phillimore, Executive Director of JCIPP, at the the awarding of her Honorary Doctor of Letters 30 August 2018

Curtin University awards honorary doctorate to Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister and Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library the Honourable Julia Gillard AC, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters. Ms Gillard was recognised for her outstanding contribution to public life, particularly to education.

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Professor Geoff Gallop and Professor John Phillimore, Executive Director of JCIPP
Professor Geoff Gallop and Professor John Phillimore, Executive Director of JCIPP

Geoff Gallop AC visits Curtin

On Friday the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) held a special event with former Premier of Western Australia and Adjunct Professor, Hon Geoff Gallop AC. Professor Gallop gave a talk on Liberty, equality and community – the fundamentals of modern politics.

The event also marked the launch of the Geoff Gallop Essay Collection that now features on the JCIPP website.

The collection covers a range of his writing on politics and democracy, public administration and management, public policy, commonwealth-state relations, health and wellbeing and also religion.

You can view the full collection here.


Professor Alan Fenna, Dr Johanna Schnabel, Dr. Elisabeth Alber and Professor John Phillimore
JCIPP staff and the Visiting Research Fellows meeting with the Department of Treasury in Perth 27 August 2018. From left to right: Professor Alan Fenna, Dr Johanna Schnabel, Dr. Elisabeth Alber and Professor John Phillimore

JCIPP hosts Visiting Research Fellows

JCIPP recently hosted two Visiting Research Fellows, Dr Elisabeth Alber from the Institute for Comparative Federalism at Eurac Research, Italy and Dr Johanna Schnabel, University of Kent, UK. Drs Alber and Schnabel were in Perth to collaborate with Professors Phillimore and Fenna on aspects of Federalism related to their research.