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Helen Sullivan

Director, Crawford School of Public Policy

Qualifications

BA Hons, 1988 (University of Birmingham, UK), MA, 1989 (University of York, UK), Dip. Pers. Mgt, 1991 (DMU UK), PhD, (2000) (University of Birmingham, UK)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

Fellow of the Institute for Public Administration, Australia

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Books

Skelcher, C., Sullivan, H. and S. Jeffares, (2013) Hybrid Governance in European Cities: Neighbourhood, Migration and Democracy, Palgrave Macmillan

Barnes, M., Newman, J. and Sullivan, H. (2007) Power, Participation and Political Renewal: Case studies in public participation, Bristol, The Policy Press

Barnes, M., Bauld, L., Benzeval, M., Judge, K., Mackenzie, M. and Sullivan H. (2005) Health Action Zones. Partnerships for Health Equity, London, Routledge

Sullivan, H. and Skelcher, C. (2002) Working Across Boundaries: Collaboration in Public Services, Basingstoke, Palgrave

Journal editing: Special Issues

Lewis, J. M., O’Flynn, J. and Sullivan, H. eds.,(2014) Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 73, No. 4, special issue on Accountability

Blanco, I., Griggs, S. and Sullivan, H. eds., (2014) Urban Studies, Vol 51, No 15, special issue on Urban/Local Governance

Journal Articles

Simons, M., Tiffen, R., Hendrie, D., Carson, A., Sullivan, H., Muller, D. and McNair, B (2016)‘Understanding the Civic Impact of Journalism. A realistic evaluation perspective’ Journalism Studies, Vol 18, No 11, pp 1400-1414

Dickinson, H., Sullivan, H. and Head, G (2015) ‘The Future of the Public Service Workforce: A Dialogue. Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 74, No 1, pp22-32

Sullivan, H (2015) ‘Democracy and Hybrid Governance in Australia’ in G. Davis and G Croucher eds’ Meanjin - Is there a crisis in democracy? Spring, MUP

Dickinson, H., Needham, C. and Sullivan, H. (2014) ‘Individual Funding for Disability Support: What are the Implications for Accountability?’ Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp417-425

Lewis, J. M., O’Flynn, J. and Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Accountability: To Whom?, in Relation to What, and Why?’ Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp 401-410

Marusic, S., Gubbi, J., Sullivan, H., Law, Y W. and Palaniswami, M (2014) ‘Participatory Sensing for Interactive local Government’, IEEE Technology & Society, Vol 33, No 3, pp 62-70

Bice, S. and Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Public Policy Studies and the ‘Asian Century’: New Orientations, Challenges and Opportunities’, Governance, Commentary, Vol 27, No 4, 537-544

Blanco, I., Griggs, S. and Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Situating the Local in Neoliberal Accounts of Urban/Local Governance ‘Transformation’, Urban Studies, Vol 51, No 15, 3129-3146 http://usj.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0042098014549292v1.pdf?ijkey=oIPKRdmC...

Jensen, P. and Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Introduction’, Policy Forum on ‘Public Policy in the Asian Century’, Australian Economic Review, Vol. 47 No. 3 pp 347-9

Griggs, S. and Sullivan H (2014) ‘Puzzling Agency in Centre-Local relations: Regulatory Governance and Accounts of Change under New Labour’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 16 No. 3 pp495-514

Dickinson, H. and Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Towards a General Theory of Collaborative Performance” the Importance of Efficacy and Agency’, Public Administration, Vol. 92, No. 1, pp161-177 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-856X.2012.00544.x/abst...

Dickinson, H., Glasby, J., Nicholds, A. and Sullivan H (2013) ‘Making Sense of Joint Commissioning: Three Discourses of Prevention, Empowerment and Efficiency, BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13(Suppl 1):S6

Sullivan, H., Williams, P., Marchington, M. and Knight, L (2013) ‘Collaborative Futures’. Discursive Realignments in Austere Times’, Public Money and Management, Vol. 33. No.2. pp123-130 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540962.2013.763424.

Sullivan, H. and Williams, P (2012),”Whose Kettle?: Exploring the Role of Objects in Managing and Mediating the Boundaries of Integration in Health and Social Care”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 26 Issue 6 pp. 697 – 712 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14777261211276970 Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.

Sullivan, H., Williams, P. and Jeffares, S (2012) ‘Leadership for Collaboration – Situated Agency in Practice’, Public Management Review, Vol 14, No 1, pp 41-66

Sullivan, H. (2012) ‘A Big Society Needs an Active State’, Policy and Politics, Vol 40, No 1, pp 145-148

Sullivan, H. (2011) ‘Truth’ Junkies – Using Evaluation in UK Public Policy’, Policy and Politics, Vol 39, No 4, pp499-512
Geddes, M. and Sullivan, H (2011): Localities, Leadership and Neoliberalization: Conflicting Discourses, Competing Practices, Critical Policy Studies, Vol 5, No 4, pp391-413

Skelcher, C., Klijn, E-H., Kübler, D., Sørensen, E. and Sullivan, H (2011) ’Explaining the Democratic Anchorage of Governance Networks: Evidence from Four European Countries’ Administrative Theory and Praxis, Vol 33, No 1, pp7-38

Williams, P. and Sullivan, H (2011) ‘Lessons in Leadership for Learning and Knowledge Management in Multi-Organizational Settings’ International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol 7, No 1 p6-20

Farrelly, M. and Sullivan, H (2010) ‘Discourses of Democracy in Neighbourhood Governance, Critical Policy Studies, Vol 4.No 3, pp 234-249

Williams, P. and H Sullivan (2010) ‘Despite all we know about Collaborative Working, Why do we still get it wrong?’ Journal of Integrated Care, Vol 18, No 4, pp 4-15

Lepine, E. and Sullivan, H (2010) ‘Realising the Public person’, Local Government Studies, Vol 36, No 1

Williams, P. and Sullivan, H (2009) ‘Faces of Integration’ International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol 9, December, pp1-13

Sullivan, H. and Williams, P (2009) ‘The Limits of Co-ordination: Community Strategies as Multi-purpose Vehicles in Wales’, Local Government Studies, Vol 35, No2, pp161-180

Skelcher, C. and Sullivan, H (2008) ‘Theory Driven Approaches to Analyzing Collaborative Performance’, Public Management Review, Vol 10, No 6, pp751-771, Winner of Kooiman Prize for best paper in PMR 2008)

Lowndes, V. and Sullivan, H (2008) ‘How Low Can You Go? Rationales and Challenges for Neighbourhood Governance’, Public Administration, Vol 86, No 1. pp53-74 Sullivan, H (2007) ‘Interpreting Community Leadership’, Policy and Politics, Vol. 35, No 1, pp141-162

Sullivan, H., Barnes, M. and Matka, E (2006) ‘Collaborative Capacity and Strategies in Area Based Initiatives’, Public Administration, Vol. 84, No. 2, pp. 289-310

Sullivan, H. and Stewart, M (2006) ‘Who owns the Theory of Change?’, Evaluation, The International Journal for Theory and Practice, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp179-199

Sullivan, H. and Taylor, M (2006) ‘Public Accountability in a New Institutional Environment’ , Public Policy and Administration, Vol. 21, No.14, pp.1-5

Sullivan, H., Downe, J., Entwhistle, T. and Sweeting, D (2006) ‘The Three Challenges of Community Leadership’ Local Government Studies, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 489-508

Barnes, M., Newman, J. and Sullivan, H (2006) ‘Discursive Arenas: Deliberation and the Constitution of Identity in Public Participation at a Local Level’, Social Movement Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 193–207

Sullivan, H. and Gillanders, G (2005) ‘Stretched to the Limit? The Impact of Local Public Service Agreements on Service Improvement and Central-Local Relations’, Local Government Studies, special issue, Vol. 31, No.5, pp 555-574

Sullivan, H (2005) ‘Is Enabling Enough? Tensions and Dilemmas in New Labour’s Strategies for ‘Joining-Up’ Local Governance’, Public Policy and Administration, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp.10-24

Bauld, L., Judge, K., Barnes, M., Benzeval, M., MacKenzie, M, and Sullivan, H (2005) ‘Promoting Social Change: The Experience of Health Action Zones in England’, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp 427-44

Sullivan, H., Judge, K. and Sewell, K (2004) ‘In the Eye of the Beholder’: Perceptions of Local Impact in English Health Action Zones’, Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 59, pp1603-1612

Sullivan, H., Knops, A., Barnes, M. and Newman, J (2004) ‘Central-local relations in an Era of Multi-Level Governance: The case of Public Participation Policy in England, 1997-2001’, Local Government Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp 245-265

Sullivan, H., Barnes, M., Newman, J, and Knops, A (2004) ‘Public Participation and Accountability’, Local Governance, Vol 5, No 3, pp22-37

Barnes, M., Newman, J. and Sullivan, H (2004) Power, Participation and Political Renewal: Theoretical Perspectives on Public Participation under New Labour in Britain, Social Politics, Vol. 11, No 2, pp 267-279

Barnes, M., Knops, A., Newman, J. and Sullivan H (2004) ‘The Micro-Politics of Deliberation: Case Studies in Public Participation, Contemporary Politics, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp 93-110

Lowndes, V. and Sullivan, H (2004) ‘Like a Horse and Carriage or a Fish on a Bicycle,. How well do Local Partnerships and Public Participation go together?’ in Local Government Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer, 2004, pp 51-73

Newman, J., Barnes, M., Sullivan, H. and Knops, A (2004) ‘Public Participation and Collaborative Governance’, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp 203-233

Sullivan, H (2003) ‘New Forms of Local Accountability - Coming to terms with ‘Many Hands’?’, Policy and Politics, Vol. 31, no 3, pp353-69

Barnes, M., Matka, E. and Sullivan, H (2003) ‘Evidence, Understanding and Complexity’, Evaluation, The International Journal for Theory and Practice, Vol, 9. No, 3, pp265-284

Barnes, M., Newman, J., Knops, A, and Sullivan, H (2003) ‘Constituting ‘the public’ in Public Participation’ Public Administration, Vol. 81, no 2, pp 379-99

Smith, M. and Sullivan, H (2003) ‘Developing Frameworks for Examining Community Participation in a Multi-Level Environment’ Local Economy, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp, 237–252

Sullivan, H (2002) ‘Modernisation, Neighbourhood Management and Social Inclusion’, Public Management Review, Vol. 4, no. 4 pp505-528

Sullivan, H., Barnes, M. and Matka, E (2002) ‘Building Collaborative Capacity through ‘Theories of Change’: Early Lessons from Health Action Zones in England’, Evaluation, The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Vol. 8, no 2, pp207-226

Matka, E., Barnes, M. and Sullivan, H (2002) ‘Health Action Zones: Creating Alliances to Achieve Change’, Policy Studies, Vol 23, no 2 pp97-106

Sullivan, H (2001) ‘Modernisation, Democratisation and Community Governance’ Local Government Studies, Vol. 27, no 3, pp1-24

Sullivan, H (2001) ‘Maximising the Contribution of Neighbourhoods – The Role of Community Governance’ Public Policy and Administration, Vol. 16, no 2, pp29-48

Sullivan, H. and T Potter (2001) ‘Doing ‘Joined-Up’ Evaluation in Community Based Regeneration’ Local Governance, Vol. 27, no 1, Spring, pp19-31

Coulson, A. and Sullivan, H (2000) ‘Developing the Representational Role of Elected Members: Local Involvement, Local Action in a Birmingham Ward’, Local Government Studies, Vol. 26, no 4, pp 49-57

Book Chapters

Sullivan, H (2016) ‘Interpretivism and Public Policy Research’ in Turnbull, N ed. Interpreting Governance, High Politics and Public Policy: Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance, London, Routledge, pp172-193

Dickinson, H. and Sullivan, H (2015) ‘Collaboration as Cultural Performance: Agency and Efficacy in Carey, G., Landvogt, K. and Barraket, J eds Creating and Implementing Public Policy: Cross-sectoral debates, London, Routledge, pp180-200

Sullivan, H (2015) ‘Performing a Collaborative Self’ in Alexander, D and Lewis, J Making policy decisions: Expertise, skills and experience, London, Routledge, pp 93-210

Griggs, S. and Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Necessity as the Mother of Reinvention. Discourses of innovation in local government’ in Ansell, C. and Torfing, J eds. Public Innovation through Collaboration and Design, London, Routledge, pp19-40

Sullivan, H (2014) ‘Designing the Political in and out of Neighbourhood Governance’ in Griggs, S., Norval, A. and Wagenaar, H (eds) Decentred Governance: Democracy, Conflict and Participation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Simons, M., Sullivan, H., Muller, D., Nolan, D. and Martin, A (2013) ‘The Citizens’ Agenda’ in Simons, M ed., What’s Next in Journalism? Victoria, Scribe, pp81-91

Jeffares, S., Sullivan H. and Bovaird, T (2013) ‘Beyond the Contract - The Challenge of Evaluating the Performance(s) of Public-Private Partnerships’ in Hodge, G and Greve, C eds. Rethinking Public-Private Partnerships: Strategies for Turbulent Times, London, Routledge, pp166-187

Dickinson H. and Sullivan, H (2011) ‘Managing Strategic Collaboration’ in K Walshe and J Smith (eds.) Healthcare Management, Open University Press

Sullivan, H (2011) ‘Evaluating Cohesion’ in I Newman and P Ratcliffe (eds.) From Community Cohesion to Social Cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation’ Bristol, Policy Press, pp41-60

Sullivan, H (2010) ‘Governing the mix – How Local Government still Matters’ in Richardson, J ed. From Recession to Renewal: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Public Services and Local Government, Bristol, Policy Press pp179-190

Sullivan, H (2010) ‘Central – Local Relations in the UK’ in Goldsmith, M and Page, E eds. From Localism to Intergovernmentalism. Changing Patterns of Central-Local Relations in Europe, London, Routledge

Sullivan (2009) ’Subversive Spheres: Neighbourhoods, Citizens and the ‘New Governance’ in Barnes, M and Prior D eds. Subversive Citizens, Policy Press, Bristol

Sullivan, H (2008) ‘Social Capital’ in Davies, J and Imbroscio, D eds. Theories of Urban Politics, 2nd ed., London, Sage pp221-238

Lepine, E., Smith, I., Sullivan, H. and Taylor, M (2007) ‘Introduction: Of Neighbourhoods and Governance’ in Smith, I., Lepine, E. and Taylor, M eds. Disadvantaged By Where You Live? Neighbourhood Governance in Contemporary Urban Policy, Bristol, Policy Press, pp 1-20

Sullivan, H. and Taylor, M (2007) ‘Theories of ‘Neighbourhood’ in Urban Policy’ in Smith, I., Lepine, E. and Taylor, M eds. Disadvantaged By Where You Live? Neighbourhood Governance in Contemporary Urban Policy, Bristol, Policy Press, pp 21-42

Lepine, E. and Sullivan, H (2007) ‘More Local than Local Government: The Relationship between Local Government and the Neighbourhood Agenda’ in Smith, I., Lepine, E. and Taylor, M eds. Disadvantaged By Where You Live? Neighbourhood Governance in Contemporary Urban Policy, Bristol, Policy Press, pp 83-104

Sullivan, H., Barnes, M. and Matka, E (2007) ‘Building Collaborative Capacity for Collaborative Control: Health Action Zones in England’ in: Gössling, T., Oerlemans, L. and Jansen, R (eds.), Inside Networks: A Process View on Multi-organisational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 67-92

Sullivan, H., Barnes, M. and Matka, E (2005) ‘Collaborative Capacity and Strategy in Area Based Initiatives’ in Gössling, T., Jansen, R. and Oerlemans, L eds. Coalitions and Collisions, Nijmegen, Wolf publishers, pp373-384

Sullivan, H (2004) ‘Community Governance and Local Government: A Shoe that Fits or the Emperor’s New Clothes?’ in Wilson, D. and Stoker, G eds. Local Government into the 21st Century, Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp182-198

Barnes, M., Sullivan, H., Knops, A. and Newman, J (2004) ‘Power, Participation and Political Renewal: Issues from a Study of Public Participation in Two English Cities’, in Cornwall, A and Schatten Coelho, V eds. Democratic Spaces for Change? Participation, Inclusion and Voice in Public Policy, The Bulletin, IDS, Sussex University, Vol 35, No. 2

Sullivan, H (2003) ‘Local Government Reform in Great Britain’ in Kersting, N and Vetter, A eds. Reforming Local Government in Europe: Closing the Gap between Democracy and Efficiency?, Leske and Budrich

Sullivan, H., Newman, J., Barnes, M. and Knops, A (2003) ‘The Role of Institutions in Facilitating and Constraining Dialogue in Partnerships with Communities’ in Scott, C. and Thurston, W. E. eds. Collaboration in Context, Calgary, University of Calgary, pp33-44

Sullivan, H., Barnes, M, and Matka, E (2002) ‘Building Capacity for Collaboration’ in Bauld, L and K Judge eds. Learning from Health Action Zones, Chichester, Aeneas Press

Barnes, M. and Sullivan, H (2002) ‘Building Capacity for Collaboration in English HAZs’ in Powell, M., Glendinning C. and K Rummery eds. Partnerships: A ‘Third Way of Delivering Welfare’, Bristol, Policy Press

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