accidental scholar, persistent practitioner

I am a public policy scholar, born in Wales and presently based in Australia.

My 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.

As far back as I can remember I preferred the edges to the middle of things and I am fascinated by what happens when boundaries are navigated, crossed or collapsed. I am as interested in practice as scholarship and in the 1990s worked in public service and local government in the UK. Fortunately policy studies is a field forgiving of those with a penchant for borders, hybrids, gaps, and bricolage.