Researcher

Dr Sue Olney

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Sue Olney is a Research Fellow in the Public Service Research Group in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne. Her research examines public service markets and the impact of reform of public services on citizens with complex needs. She has been involved in numerous cross-government and cross-sector initiatives, committees and working groups...view more

Dr Sue Olney is a Research Fellow in the Public Service Research Group in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne. Her research examines public service markets and the impact of reform of public services on citizens with complex needs. She has been involved in numerous cross-government and cross-sector initiatives, committees and working groups to promote access and equity in employment, education, training and disability services in Australia and has experience on both sides of the process of contracting-out public services, having worked in the Victorian Government Departments of Education & Training, Victorian Communities, Planning & Community Development, Human Services and Health and in the not-for-profit sector. Her experience includes graduate teaching and research on governance and policy implementation in the Melbourne School of Government, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Sue holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne and is on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Public Administration. She is also co-director of the social policy discussion platform Power to Persuade

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