Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameProfessor Jeffrey Soar
PositionPersonal Chair
Organisation/CompanyUniversity of Southern Queensland
Specialisations / Bio


  • Smart homes and intelligent assistive technologies
  • Smart ageing & independent living
  • E-health, aged & community care informatics
  • Technology and economic development
  • Aged care leadership and innovation

Professor Soar has over 150 peer-reviewed publications as well as other papers, posters, abstracts and commissioned reports to governments; he has given over 40 invited key-note addresses at national and international events; and has attracted grants and commissions to support over $10M in research.

Phone07 4631 1255
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