Australian Taxation Office
Misha has over 13 years’ experience achieving transformative economic and social outcomes from within government as well as a consulting advisor, drawing on her knowledge and passion in systems-thinking, design, behavioural economics, innovation and building government organisational capability.
More broadly Misha is also known for supporting women’s issues and leadership and has designed and facilitated mentoring programs for women.
Joining the ATO in August 2019, Misha is currently leading an altitude shift to the purpose, vision and role of ATO’s design capability. She is driving a shift towards a transdisciplinary approach that integrates systems-thinking, design and behavioural insights, in order to more effectively support the ATO and government in understanding and responding to complex challenges. This includes thinking more holistically about the tax and superannuation system within Australia in order to consider opportunities to lift willing participation and overall system health using behavioural and other interventions.
Academically, Misha is also undertaking her doctoral research in the promise that taking a more transdisciplinary approach to solving public sector problems can have, utilising the new model she has developed for the ATO as a basis for this research. She has presents on this model in multiple forums, including the upcoming International Society for Public Sector Research Conference in Finland, April 2020.
NSW Ministry of Health
Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA)
Scott works for the Behavioural Economics team (BETA) in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he is the senior advisor for data and evaluation. He has a PhD in medical science and spent time as a postdoctoral scientist. His professional interests include research methodology, metascience, and improving the openness and rigor of research and evaluation.
Department of Premier & Cabinet VIC
Paul is Director of Policy and Strategy in the Service Systems Reform area of DPC Victoria. He is part of a cross-government team looking at the way government supports communities through place-based projects. Paul has worked in climate change, energy, and tertiary education policy areas with a focus on market design and management. More recently he has led more organisationally focused work including how to improve budget and financial management processes, organisational design and improvement and public sector reform. His current work involves building a learning system to operate across the Victorian Government to drive culture and practice change.
Centre for Evidence & Implementation
Department of Premier & Cabinet NSW
David has over 35 years experience in evaluation, community engagement and performance information systems. He has a Masters degree in Assessment and Evaluation from Melbourne University and an Honours degree in Anthropology from Adelaide University. He is also accredited as a Qualified Practicing Researcher (QPR) by the Australian Market and Social Research Society. He is a past President of the Australasian Evaluation Society and was Chair of the Awards Committee, responsible for rewarding professional excellence in evaluation.
He has worked across a range of sectors including ageing, disability services, education and training, food regulation, health, homelessness, national security, rural communities and social security. David has skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods and has participated in over 30 research projects, including three cross-portfolio policy reviews. Much of his work focuses on assessing and improving government programs; business structures; and business processes. David’s other successes include helping organizations develop program logics; and providing advice on commissioning evaluations.
David has a commitment to quality and has published articles on qualitative research methods, consumer development and consumer participation.
David was born in Jos, Nigeria. His schooling started in Lagos; continued in Worthing (UK), and completed at Pulteney Grammar School (Australia). He attended Adelaide University and earnt his masters degree from Melbourne Univeristy.
Department of the Premier & Cabinet SA
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Centre for Evaluation and Research
Department of Premier and Cabinet