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Helen Sullivan

Director, Crawford School of Public Policy

Qualifications

PhD Birmingham UK, Local Government Studies ‘Community Governance: An Evaluation of Area Approaches’ 2000

Dip. Personnel Management, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 1991

MA Women’s Studies, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, University of York, UK. Thesis: ‘Women Workers in the Inter-War Years’ 1989

BA (Combined Hons.) Modern History and Political Science 2:1, Faculty of Arts, University of Birmingham, UK Thesis: ‘Women and Trade Unions’ 1988

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Professional Academic

Peer reviewer Australian Research Council Discovery and DECRA awards 2014, 2015, and Laureate, 2016

Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Research Society for Public Management Annual Conference 2014 (Ottawa)

Peer reviewer ERA 2012 Australia – Public Policy and Administration, Social Policy, Social Work

Organised the Public Policy Network Conference, January 2012. A conference focused on public policy research in Australia and New Zealand

Convened the International Political Science Association Structure and Organisation of Government Conference, January 2012. An international conference of public administration scholars.

2010 Co-convenor with I Blanco (Barcelona) and S Griggs (DMU) International workshop on Neoliberal Globalization, Crisis and Local Governance, IGOP, Universidad de Barcelona, 25-26 November

2010 Teaching ‘Network theory and local governance’ at the EUROLOC Summer School in Local Government Studies of the European Consortium for Political Research, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.22-29 June

2009/10 Adviser and reviewer for Open Society Institute, LGI Policy Fellowship Program ‘Citizen Participation in Public Decision-Making: How Sub-national Governments Can Support Citizen Engagement and Institutionalize Participatory Practices’, Budapest, Hungary

2009 Chair 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, Panel Session ‘Interactive Governance and Policy Making’, September 12-14th

Editorial appointments

Chair editorial council, Australian Journal of Public Administration, from 2015

Member of editorial board, Local Government Studies, (Taylor and Francis publication), from 2006, Member of inaugural best article judging panel 2014.

Member of editorial board, Public Policy and Administration, (Sage), from 2006

Member of editorial board, Critical Policy Studies, an international journal, (Routledge) from 2005

Reviews editor, Local Government Studies, (2001- 2002)

Professional/Academic Network Membership

Member of UK Political Studies Association (2003-)

Member of Australian Political Studies Association (2012-)

Member of International Political Studies Association (2012-)

Member of International Research Society on Public Management (2002-)

Member of UK Evaluation Society (2002-2008)

Professional Practice

Appointments to advisory bodies

Chair Victorian Auditor General’s Independent Advisory Group, Victoria, 2014-

Member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Joint Inspectorates Evaluation of the Comprehensive Area Assessment 2009-10 (appointed by the Audit Commission)

Member of Communities and Local Government Expert Panel: partnership working, 2008-2010 (appointed by UK Government deparment CLG)

Member of Joseph Rowntree Foundation project advisory group for research undertaken by University of Birmingham; ‘Governance, Good Practice and Service Structures’ (2006-7)

Member of the Department of Health SDO Continuity of Care commissioning group 2004-6.

Member of the Local and Regional Governance Network of the Department for Communities and Local Government (previously ODPM) (2004-6).

Member of Joseph Rowntree Foundation project advisory group for research undertaken by IPPR and Future Perspectives; ‘Value added by Governance’ (2004-5)

Member of expert working group chaired by Louise Ellman MP and convened by the Federal Trust to explore democracy and stakeholder participation in the English regions (Jan – June 2003)

Member of IDEA expert group - social exclusion and neighbourhoods (2000-2001) Advisor to Birmingham Regeneration Partnership (2000)

Member of JRF ‘Community leadership’ project advisory group for research undertaken by University of West of England, Bristol (1999-2000)

University Service (select appointments)

University of Melbourne

Member of Senior Appointments Committee, now University Appointments Committee, University of Melbourne (2014-)

Member of Academic Board, University of Melbourne (2011-)

Member of Faculty of Arts Board (2014-)

Theme lead University Engagement Strategy (2014-15)

Member of Senior Appointments panels in Faculties of Arts and FBE (2013-) Theme lead ‘Social Policy across the Life-Course’ Melbourne Social Equity Institute (2012-14)

University of the West of England

Member of the Women and Research Task Group, University of the West of England, Bristol (2005-2008)

University of Birmingham

Member of University Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee, University of Birmingham (2010-11)

Chair of School of Government and Society Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee, University of Birmingham (2009-11)

Member of School of Government and Society Senior Management Team, University of Birmingham, (2009-11)

Member of College of Social Sciences Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee, University of Birmingham (2009-11)

Member of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Sub-Group, University of Birmingham (2009)

Member of the Regional Academic Advisory Group for the City and Regional Engagement Strategy, University of Birmingham (2009)

Member of departmental management executive (1999-2002), INLOGOV

Chair Undergraduate Teaching Committee, INLOGOV, University of Birmingham (2000-2002)

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