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Helen Sullivan

Director, Crawford School of Public Policy


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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Research Grants (current)

2014 ESRC ‘Collaborative Governance in Cities under Austerity: An Eight Case Comparative Study’ 2015-2017, (Project lead Prof Jonathan Davies, DMU, UK)

2013 ‘Fear and licensing in Australia: Investigating the social licence to operate of an emerging coal seam gas industry’ ARC Discovery Project 2014-16, CI with Prof Fiona Haines, Dr Sara Bice $132,605

Research Grants (past, selected)

2013 ‘The Civic Impact of Journalism’, Co-applicant with M Simons, D Muller, R Tiffen (USyd) and M Parks (USC), Melbourne School of Government Incubator Grant, $23880

2011 ‘Participatory sensing - enabling interactive local governance’ Co-applicant with S. Marusic, Y, W. Law, M. Palaniswami, J. Gubbi, University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, $50,000

2009 ESRC seminar series: ‘Collaborative Futures’ co-applicant with UWIC, Aston, Manchester and Strathclyde universities, November 2009 – July 2011

2009 NHS SDO ‘Health and social care commissioning’, co applicant with J Glasby, H Dickinson and S Jeffares, £299,000

2008 Assessment of local case studies of partnership working for the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare, 2008-9, with UWIC. Principal investigator with P Williams Funded by NLIAH, Wales, £20,000

2007 Overarching evaluation of Local Area Agreements, Local Strategic Partnerships and the wider policy framework, 2007-2010. Co-applicant with Warwick Business School, UWE, Liverpool John Moores, OPM and SQW. Funded by CLG, £1,200,000

2006 ‘The democratic anchorage of governance networks in three European countries’ Co-applicant with Chris Skelcher, INLOGOV and collaborators in Erasmus University, Netherlands and Roskilde University, Denmark, Funded by ESRC, £211,000

2005 Evaluation of the Welsh Community Planning Process, co-applicant with Swansea University, INLOGOV and UWE. Funded by Welsh Assembly Government, £70,000

2004 National evaluation of the Local Area Agreements pilot programme, co-applicant with OPM, University of Warwick, UWE, 2004-2006. Funded by ODPM, UK Government, £300,000

2003 Evaluating changes in community leadership, principal investigator. Part of the overarching evaluation of the Local Government Modernisation Agenda, 2003-2008 led by Cardiff Business School. Funded by ODPM/CLG, UK Government. £70,000

2003 National evaluation of the Well Being powers, 2003-2007, co-applicant with INLOGOV and UWE. Funded by ODPM/CLG, UK Government, £518,000

2003 ESRC seminar series, 2003-2005 ‘Accountability in a new institutional environment’, (co-applicant)

2002 National evaluation of Local Public Service Agreements, 2002-2007, co-applicant with OPM, UWE and Cardiff University. Funded by ODPM/CLG, UK Government, £1,375,000

2000 National evaluation of Health Action Zones, 2000-2002, co-investigator with University of Glasgow, Birmingham University, London Queen Mary University. Funded by the Department of Health, UK Government, £800,000

2000 ESRC funded study of ‘Power, Participation and Political Renewal’ as part of the ESRC’s Democracy and Participation Research Programme, 2000-2002, co-applicant, with Marian Barnes and Janet Newman. Funded by ESRC, £158,168

1998 National review of ‘cross-cutting issues’ affecting central and local government, 1998, co-applicant, Birmingham University. Funded by DETR, UK Government, £80,000

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