Our people

PSRG member:[from left] Ms Eleanor Malbon, A/Prof Twan Huybers, Ms Mika Tranter, Dr Lisa Carson, Dr Sue Williamson, Prof Michael O'Donnell, Dr Katie Moon, Prof Deborah Blackman, A/Prof Helen Dickinson, Dr Fiona Buick, Dr Sue Olney, Dr Anna Li, Dr James Connor, Dr Meraiah Foley Canberra’s School Of Business launches the Public Service Research Group (PSRG)“People tend to focus on the design of policy and assume if you get that right, everything will be okay,” explains PSRG Director, Associate Professor Helen Dickinson. “We know that's not the case and we’re more interested in the messy side of policy and public service, such as what happens around implementation, or when things don't quite go to plan.”Partnering with organisational clients, integral to the group’s research is that there will be a practical benefit for those who work in public service.“We put a lot of effort into knowledge translation and making evidence more useful to practice,” says Dickinson.Consisting of around 20 academics across the School of Government Business with backgrounds ranging from political science to health, systems theory, project management, economics, accountancy, HR, environmental studies, geography, public management, public administration and industrial relations, the PSRG has recently recruited eight experienced career researchers. The PSRG also works with an expert network of both national and international associates to ensure they have the best range of skill sets for any task at hand.The PSRG’s inter-disciplinary, inter-methodological approach sets it apart from other research groups of its kind, with Dickinson highlighting its relevance given the changing face of modern public service.

Shaping public service research

Our research team's diversity and experience enables PSRG to provide innovative research and research-based executive education for the development and implementation of public policy.

Leadership

2023-05-Associate_Professor_James_Rooney
Director PSRG | Associate Professor, Accounting and Governance

Academic staff

Catherine Althaus profile picture
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Senior Lecturer Adrian Bazbauers
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Lecturer Penelope Bergen
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Head of School and Professor in Public Sector Management Strategy Deborah Blackman
Head of School and Professor in Public Sector Management Strategy
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Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management Fiona Buick
Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management
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Research Associate

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Professor Satish Chand
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School of Business Integrity Coordinator James Connor
School of Business Integrity Coordinator
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Senior Lecturer Christopher Cvitanovic
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Senior Lecturer, HR and Organisation Behaviour Catherine Deen
Senior Lecturer, HR and Organisation Behaviour
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Professor of Public Service Research Helen Dickinson
Professor of Public Service Research
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Senior Lecturer Caroline Doyle
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Research Project Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Public Sector Management Megan Evans
Research Project Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Public Sector Management
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Associate Professor Twan Huybers
Associate Professor
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Lecturer, Public Sector Leadership Samantha Johnson
Lecturer, Public Sector Leadership
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Higher Degree Research - Coordinator and Senior Lecturer Anthea McCarthy-Jones
Higher Degree Research - Coordinator and Senior Lecturer
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Senior Lecturer Vanessa McDermott
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Senior Lecturer Katie Moon
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Professor of Human Resource Management Michael O'Donnell
Professor of Human Resource Management
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Associate Professor Sharron O'Neill
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Professor Brenton Prosser
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Undergraduate Coordinator and Lecturer in Project Management Shibaab Rahman
Undergraduate Coordinator and Lecturer in Project Management
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Lecturer in Accounting Joe Ren
Lecturer in Accounting
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Professor Massimiliano Tani Bertuol
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Lecturer Lhawang Ugyel
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Lecturer Vindhya Weeratunga
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Postgraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor of Human Resource Management Sue Williamson
Postgraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
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