One the aims of Public Service Research Group (PSRG) is to translate our research to broader audiences and each year we publish a collection of these as our ‘Things Worth Sharing’ publication.
At this event we will launch this year’s edition and you will have the chance to hear from a number of researchers about their pieces, more recent updates to their work and the impact they hope to make.
More details on speakers below.
Previous year’s publication can be found on the UNSW Canberra PSRG website.
Professor Helen Dickinson is Professor of Public Service Research and Director of the Public Service Research Group at the School of Business, University of New South Wales, Canberra. Her expertise is in public services, particularly in relation to topics such as governance, policy implementation and stewardship of 4th industrial revolution technologies. In 2015 Helen was made a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and in 2019 awarded a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has worked with a range of different levels of government, community organisations and private organisations in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Europe on research and consultancy programmes.
Dr Adrian Bazbauers is a Senior Lecturer in International Public Sector Management, and Undergraduate Coordinator, in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra. He completed his PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University and has over a decade of experience researching and teaching global governance, public sector management, leadership and management, and organisational behaviour and performance.
Associate Professor Sue Williamson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at UNSW Canberra. She specialises in public sector human resources and industrial relations, focusing on workplace gender equality. Recent research includes examining how public sector employees worked from home during the pandemic. Sue has also researched how middle managers can progress gender equality, identifying barriers and offering solutions on ways forward.
A/Prof James Connor is an Academic in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra and sociologist who specialises in understanding the intersection of culture, social action and change. His military and sport research centres on understanding cultural influences on negative behaviours, and consequently, how these might be changed.
Dr Megan Evans is a Lecturer in Public Sector Management within the School of Business, UNSW Canberra, as part of the Public Service Research Group. She holds Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship which is examining the growth of private sector investment in biodiversity and natural capital. Her research aims to understand how governments, businesses and other actors can more effectively protect and manage our natural environment, using theories and methods from the natural and social sciences to inform the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental laws, policies and tools.