Public Policy. Research. Advice.

Boutique Australian Public Policy Research & Management Advisory Firm

Founded in 1998 by Dr John Howard

Science Research Innovation

Public Policy Analysis

Management Improvement

Project Portfolio

Howard Partners has a mission to deliver research, analysis and advice that links the scholarly values of academic inquiry in the domains of science, technology, and innovation with the needs and requirements of clients in government, business, and NGOs.

This mission is embedded in the firm’s culture and drives its approach to every commission and assignment.

This firm’s professional knowledge and experience in science and technology, innovation, public policy, economics, public finance, management strategy, social psychology, and strategic communication provide a unique combination of capabilities that is applied in all commissions and assignments.

A substantial number of assignments have also been directly concerned with knowledge and technology transfer and research commercialisation.

Drawing on the firm’s exceptional depth and breadth of project experience Howard Partners has built up a unique portfolio of articles, research papers, reports, and monographs.

It has also produced numerous op-eds for newspapers and magazines, including The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Times Higher Education and speciality publications.

The firm is highly regarded by its clients for the quality of its work, reflected in ongoing and follow-up engagements and commissions.

The firm is managed by John Howard and Anne Howard.

From time to time Howard Partners appoints Associates of the firm who are leading experts in their fields to supplement capability on specific assignments on an as-required basis.

The firm is able to call on an extended range of colleagues and connections in the Science, Research, and Innovation system in universities, public research organisations, businesses, and governments.

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Most of the documents and information referenced on the website are available to registered website subscribers at no cost. Subscribers will also be the first to know about new books, reports, and papers published on the site.
There is a selection of books and papers available for sale. Purchases will also automatically provide access to the standard membership archive.
Howard Partners will prepare occasional bulletins for subscribers about important issues and events in science, research, innovation and public policy.
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