Recent Conferences and Seminars
Horses for Courses: matching metrics to objectives, University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences Annual Strategic Leadership Retreat, 1 November 2013.
Evaluating university research performance using metrics: comparing the results against the outcomes of peer assessment in the UK RAE, iFQ Annual Conference, Berlin, 16-17 December 2012.
Metrics on the rise: their increasing role in research assessment, Elsevier Research Trends Conference, Canberra 15-16 May 2012.
Using bibliometrics to assess university research: the completion of Australia's first ERA assessments, Research Excellence Forum, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Bangkok Thailand, 23 and 25 February, 2011.
Using bibliometrics to assess university research: the role of librarians, Library Connect, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Bangkok Thailand, 22 and 24 February, 2011.
Impacts of performance-based research funding systems: A review of the concerns and the evidence in Performance-based Funding for Public Research in Tertiary Education Institutions: Workshop Proceedings, chap 4, OECD, 2010. (Available online at
An alternative to WoS subject categories: redefining journal sets for closer alignment to a national classification scheme, Science & Technology Indicators Conference, Leiden 8-11 September 2010
Workshop on research evaluation using bibliometrics, IFQ Bonn, 7 September 2010.
A bibliometric database for the social sciences and humanities proposals being considered in Europe, Research Metrics Workshop, University of Melbourne, 6 November 2009.
ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia): Update, The REF: Results of Pilot and Future Developments, Kings College London - HEFCE, 15 June 2009.
Creating Australian-Specific Journal Sets: The reasons for doing so, and implications for citation benchmarks, Conference on National and Institutional perspectives on Metrics-based Research Evaluation, University of Queensland - Thomson Reuters, 16 April 2009.
Modelling the outcomes of the 2001 UK research assessment exercise with metrics: diverse results for chemistry and political science, 10th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Vienna, 17-20 September 2008.
Problems at the coal-face in implementing a metrics bases assessment system: The experience of Australian Universities, Beyond the RAE 2008: Bibliometrics, League Tables and the REF, King's College London, 30 April 2008.
Is peer review under siege? Changes to UK and Australian research assessment systems, Peer Review Reviewed: The International Career of a Quality-control Instrument and New Challenges, Berlin, 24-25 April 2008.
ICT Assessment: Moving Beyond Journal Outputs, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Leuven, September 7-9, 2007.
Using "group CVs" for a system-wide research assessment exercis: recent developments in Australia, ISSI2007 Post-Conference Workshop on Curriculum Vitae, Madrid, 28 June 2007.
Research Assessment: moving beyond journal outputs, SPRU 40th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, 11-13 September, 2006.
The Hirsch Index: Is it Applicable to the Social Sciences? with I. McAllister, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Leuven, September 7-9 2006, pp. 31-32.
ICT Assessment: Moving Beyond Journal Outputs, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Leuven, September 7-9 2006, pp. 29-30.
The RQF Process, AJSR Board of Standards Meeting, 9 August 2006 [invited presentation].
Some of the pitfalls of attempting to measure research performance, JCSMR School Seminar Series, 3 May 2006, Australian National University [invited presentation].
Bibliometrics and the RQF, CAUL-DEST Performance Indicators Forum, 1 May 2006, University of New South Wales [invited presentation].
Assessing Research 'Quality', RQF Information Session, University of Newcastle, 12 April 2006 [invited presentation].
Assessing research performance: reaching beyond rankings towards benchmarking, Research Directors Forum, 23-24 March 2006, University of Stellenbosch [invited presentation].