Helen Sullivan is professor of public policy and director of the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy, the Asia-Pacific’s leading public policy school. Helen’s research explores the changing nature of state-society relationships in the context of collaboration, urban politics, and public policy and service reform. Helen has a long-term commitment to bridging the gap between research and policy, and in 2016 she was made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia in recognition of her significant contribution to public administration. In 2019, Helen was elected to the executive board of the International Research Society on Public Management and elected president of the Australian Political Studies Association for the year 2020–21.
Helen Dickinson is professor of public service research and director of the Public Service Research Group at the School of Business, University of New South Wales, Canberra. Her expertise is in public services, particularly in relation to topics such as governance, policy implementation, and stewardship of fourth industrial revolution technologies. In 2015, Helen was made a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and in 2019 awarded a fellowship at the Academy of Social Sciences. She has worked with a range of different levels of government and community organizations as well as privateorganizations in Australia, UK, New Zealand, and Europe on research and consultancy programs.
Hayley Henderson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Her research examines the role of urban policymaking and collaborative governance in addressing complex urban problems. In particular, the focus of her recent work has been on urban renewal and river basin management in Australian and Argentine cities.