Fellows Resources

Below are a suite of resources to assist our 2020 Fellows and Mentors in maximising the value of their time and support ongoing activities.





General Resources

2020 Mid Year Workshop Booklet

2020 Induction Pack

 Agenda Suggestions for One on One meetings

One to One Monthly Worksheet

Meeting Preparation Guide

1-2-1 Preparation Sheet 

Issue Presentation Format Guide

Project Resources

Protecting and promoting mental health in the workplace: developing a systems approach

Swinburne University construction focus group outcomes

Measuring the psychological impact of work related stress and related occupational factors in the Australian infrastructure and construction industry

A framework to create more mentally healthy workplaces



Maureen Thurston's presentation - Dinner

Maureen Thurston's presentation - Day 2 Workshop


Professor Andrew Harris' presentation from the mid-year workshop


Research projects

To support the goal of developing the future leaders of our industry, our Fellows are asked each year to collaborate on a research project - the results of which feed into RA's broader policy agenda.

They work in state-based groups on a research project that demonstrates their:

  • understanding of key issues and challenges faced by industry,
  • ability to work together on a collective response, 
  • ability to apply presentation skills taught during the mid-year workshop;
  • ability to communicate a convincing argument to key stakeholders, and develop feasible implementation solutions for RA. 

In 2019, each of our six teams was tasked with developing an implementable plan for RA to build a diverse and capable workforce, choosing from two topics:

  • Promote careers in the roads and associated industries as desirable.
  • Attract and retain women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and other industries to a career in the roads and associated industries.

Each team prepared a summary recommendation report and presented its findings in a 10-minute presentation and Q&A session prior to the Fellows Annual Dinner, held in Melbourne in November.

Following a rigorous scoring process, Group 2 from NSW was announced as the 2019 winner, receiving an extension to their 'golden ticket' in 2020. Group 2 comprised:

  • Chris Turnbull, Turnbull Engineering
  • Linh Truong, Cardno
  • Sam Sader, TSA Management
  • Kellee McGilvray, TfNSW
  • Philip Duffy, HKA

The research work by the 2019 Fellows will contribute to the 2020 Policy Stream work and Fellowship Projects. 


2019 Research Papers

Group 1 (NSW)

Group 2 (NSW) 

Group 3 (QLD)

Group 4 (SA & WA)

Group 5 (VIC) 

Group 6 (VIC)