Research Connections and Consulting
Research Program and Project Review
John has three decades of professional experience and academic study over
diverse discipline areas spanning entomology to psychology. This gives him
a diverse range of cognitive skills, abilities and experience to undertake
research program, project and personnel evaluations and reviews. This includes:
participating in expert teams, reviewing research portfolios and individual
- preparation of review recommendations and reports,
- participation in internal review processes within organisations, including
recommending changes in response to changed organisational priorities and
Contact Research Connections and Consulting for more information about
their research program and project review services.
- External Review of Science Quality in the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. Between February and April 2006, Dr John Rogers was the principal support officer for the External Review of Science Quality in the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, conducted by Professors Ted Brown AO and Margaret Britz. This Review evaluated the quality of the expertise, processes, and infrastructure used to manage and conduct research and development in Queensland DPI & F. The Panel made a series of 24 recommendations for improvements, including recommendations related to the implementation of the National Research Quality Framework. John provided technical, drafting and logistical support to Professors Brown and Britz, including sourcing and analysing the Department’s R & D portfolios, human resources profile and policies, and other internal DPIF data. John also contributed four Chapters to the Review’s Final Report.
- Canegrub R, D & E Review. During 2002, John was a member of an expert
panel that reviewed the Canegrub R D & E Sub-Programs of the Sugar
R&D Corporation and BSES Ltd. The Panel considered that the overall
strategy for canegrub management was sound, and the science was of the
highest quality. Because losses from canegrubs continue to occur, the
panel recommended that most emphasis should be placed on applied research,
and on innovation in extension to improve the implementation of IPM strategies.