Thinking again about collaboration in public policy - Underexplored concepts and neglected elements

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

Crawford Research Seminar

Date & time

Friday 11 August 2017


Seminar Room 1 , Level 1, Stanner Building 37, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School, ANU.


Ben Hillman

Collaboration is now ‘the new normal’ in public policy and practice. In this seminar Professor Helen Sullivan will consider the implications for researchers and practitioners of understanding collaboration in this way, including the need to think more expansively about the places, spaces and scales of collaboration to build new knowledge. This approach draws attention to a number of underexplored concepts and neglected elements of collaboration, further research into which promises to enhance our understanding of collaboration in and as practice.

Helen Sullivan is Director of the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Her research and teaching explores the changing nature of state-society relationships; including the theory and practice of governance and collaboration, innovative forms of democratic participation, new thinking about public policy and the practice of public service reform. Helen’s work reflects a long-term commitment to finding new ways to bridge the gap between research and policy; a contribution acknowledged most recently by the award of a Fellowship from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) where she was an Executive Board Member (2012-16).

The Crawford School Research Seminar (CSRS) is a forum for scholars from across Crawford School of Public Policy to share their research and receive input from faculty and doctoral candidates on works-in-progress.

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