Chris is the Head of the School of Social Sciences. Chris's research interests are in the areas of policy analysis, regulatory reform and compliance. His PhD examined regulatory reform in the Australian trucking sector. Chris has worked in senior executive and policy positions in numerous public sector agencies including Health, Road Transport, Rail Safety and Cabinet Office and has extensive experience in policy development, intergovernmental relations and micro-economic and regulatory reform.
Areas of research interest include the role of regulation as a policy tool of governments, regulation of the Australian heavy vehicle industry, intergovernmental relations, federalism, regulatory reform, public sector management and public sector reform. Chris has a keen interest and extensive experience in road transport regulation, compliance and enforcement systems, as well as health policy and health sector reform. Chris regularly interacts with and provides advice to government agencies involved in road transport in Australia and internationally. This has included Sweden, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Chris also has an interest in learning and teaching matters. This includes the use of case studies in teaching and understanding factors that influence student plagiarism.
Chris is an adjunct of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and teaches in their Executive Masters of Public Administration and is a leader for in-house workshops for public sector agencies on policy analysis and policy practice. Chris has delivered policy workshops for pubic sector agencies in Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide and Sydney. He has also conducted a residential workshop on policy analysis and policy practice for senior public servants of the British Virgin Islands.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
Areas of Supervision
Public policy and regulation, industry self-regulation, transport regulation
Current Postgraduate Research Supervision
- Fabio Jimenez, (Joint Supervisor): An examination of voluntary carbon neutrality programs: the experience of Costa Rica. Professional Doctorate, Public Policy & Governance.