Public policy

I am a self confessed policy wonk and believe in the power of public policy to make a positive difference to the world in which we live. 

I worked in the Victorian Public Service as a senior executive for 20 years, primarily in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. My roles included Director, Governance and Director, Equality. I also served as Special Adviser to the Secretary.

I am now a Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne where I have been teaching at a post graduate level for seven years. My subjects include public policy analysis, executive leadership and management, and persuasion for policy makers. I also deliver education programs for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government IANZSOG). 

I also edit The Bridge, a research translation series for ANZSOG. The Bridge delivers the latest public sector research to the in-box of public managers and decision makers.

Publications

The Bridge research articles, ANZSOG

Becoming a boundary spanning public servant, ANZSOG

Why public servants need to be constant and deliberate learners, The Mandarin

Understanding why policymakers 'do nothing', The Mandarin

Designing effective public engagement, Policy Design and Practice

If data is for good, then trust is king, The Mandarin

The road to equality and mental health, Neos Kosmos

The evolution of the digital state, Australian Journal of Public Administration

The 21st century public servant, Public Administration Today

Agile government, Victorian Public Sector Commission

The future of the public sector, Victorian Public Sector Commission