Brenton Prosser

Brenton Prosser


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Brenton has worked at the highest levels of Australian government; including senior positions within parliamentary, federal and state government. He has held advisor roles in ‘balance-of-power’ contexts; including with senator Nick Xenophon. In 2016, Brenton returned from the UK where he was a senior fellow in an academic impact centre working in co-design and co-production. He is also an internationally recognised expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Brenton offers clients an approach that is typified by the integration of politics, evidence and policy.

Influential work

  • Led research and management of the first UK citizens’ assemblies on English city deals
  • Managed a nation-wide evaluation of home care services in Australia for the Department of Health
  • Managed an Australia-wide evaluation of aged care models of service on behalf of the Department of Health
  • Led an Australian Research Council-funded regional capacity building and practitioner co-design project with school communities in some of Australia’s poorest socioeconomic regions
  • Conducted the first two decade statistical analysis of ADHD prevalence and prescription patterns in Australia, as well as the first analysis of ADHD and policy in Australia and the US.

Outside of Nous

Brenton has held senior academic positions (up to associate professor level) at The University of Sheffield; The Australian National University; The University of Canberra; and The University of South Australia, where he has published over 80 international peer-reviewed papers. In 2016, he published a guide that explores the influence that minority parliamentarians have on public policy and the implications for policy-makers.

Brenton’s awards include the British Political Society Democratic Innovation Award, the Queens’ Trust Award for research, a PhD from Flinders University and The University of Nebraska, The Australian College of Education top teaching graduate award, and a Young Australian of the Year Award for community service.

In his spare time...

Brenton loves walking and camping, but with a young family you are more likely to find him practising yoga or trying to find his way on to a golf course.