The Independent Centre for Applied Not-for-Profit Research (ICANR) was established in 2016 in response to a growing need for independent, accurate and timely information on the interface between the Not-for-Profit sector, government, other funders, the For-Profit sector and services users.
Fundamentally, it aims to enable the continuous improvement of human services and the broader civil society in Australia, by providing user lead information (applied research) and analysis that lead to better decision making. To achieve this aim, ICANR remains strictly independent and does not support any ideological agenda.
Oversight of ICANR’s activities is provided through a corporate governance structure. In addition, the ICANR Academic Advisory Committee, drawn from representatives the Not-for-Profit sector, government, other funders, the For-Profit sector and services users provides support and guidance on strategic directions in applied research and other sector related research initiatives. ICANR’s day-to-day activities and operations are overseen by ICANR’s Research Director, Dr Karen Knight.
ICANR Academic Advisory Committee
- Dr Nicky Howe; Chairperson, Academic Advisory Committee
- Dr Megan Paul; Deputy Chairperson, Academic Advisory Committee
- Professor David Gilchrist; Member
- Ms Kasy Chambers; Member
- Mr Krystian Seibert; Member
- Ms Pippa Cebis; Member
- Dr Margaret Giles; Member
- Dr Katrina Stratton; Member
- Dr Karen Knight; Member
- Dr Helen Fordham; Member
- Dr Karen Knight, Research Director
For more information about the ICANR, please read our promotional prospectus.