Christopher Walker

Deputy Dean, University Relations, Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Chris was the Head of the School of Social Sciences (2012- 2018) and now holds an adjunct appointment with UNSW. He is currently the Deputy Dean (University Relations) of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and Academic Director of the Executive Masters of Public Administration (EMPA).  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 numerous Senior Executive roles across the NSW public sector including Health, Road Transport, Rail Safety and Cabinet Office. Chris 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, the digitisation of public services, regulatory reform and the digitisation of regulation, public sector management, public value and public sector reform. Chris has a keen interest and extensive experience in road transport regulation, compliance and enforcement systems. 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 teaches public policy in the ANZSOG Executive Masters of Public Administration and is a leader of in-house workshops for public sector agencies on policy analysis and policy practice; public sector leadership, public value, and regulation.  Chris has delivered policy workshops for senior staff of public sector agencies throughout Australia and internationally. 

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
Public policy and regulation, public value, industry self-regulation, transport regulation

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision

  • Felipe Andres Muñoz Rivera, Measuring the impact of technology transfer from universities: the public value approach: The case of Australia and Chile. Professional Doctorate, Public Policy & Governance. School of Social Sciences,  (Joint Supervisor).
  • Jason O’Neil, Scientia Indigenous PhD Award. Project title: Redefining Indigenous self-determination in Australian public policy. Nura Gili, (Joint Supervisor).
Book Chapters
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Walker C; Baker T, 2019, 'Introduction: the centrality of arenas, agents and actions', in Public Policy Circulation: Arenas, Agents, and Actions, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham United Kingdom, pp. 2 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788119153.00008
2019
Walker C, 2019, 'Collaborative interactions: Understanding transfer success in transport regulation and compliance policies', in Walker C; Baker T (ed.), Public Policy Circulation: Arenas, Agents, and Actions, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham United Kingdom, pp. 123 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788119153.00018
2019
Walker C; Baker T; Dussauge-Laguna M; Jolkkonen R; Löblová O; McGuirk P; Montero S; Morais de Sá e Silva M; Rusu R; Soremi T; Spence J; Wood A, 2019, 'Prospects for policy circulation studies: Towards engaged pluralism.', in Public Policy Circulation: Arenas, Agents, and Actions, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham United Kingdom, pp. 196 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788119153.00023
2019
Walker CK; Hadjiisky M; Pal L, 2017, 'Introduction: traversing the terrain of policy transfer: theory, methods and overview.', in Public Policy Transfer Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 1 - 26, https://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781785368035.00007.xml
2017
Hadjiisky M; Pal L; Walker CK, 2017, 'Conclusion', in Public Policy Transfer Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 271 - 278
2017
Walker CK, 2017, 'From state to market: Regulation of road transport in Australia and South Africa.', in Public Policy Transfer Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 79 - 100, https://www.elgaronline.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Christopher+Walker
2017
Walker CK, 2008, 'The mirage of rail reform: Building regulatory capacity in policy sectors', in Wanna J (ed.), Minding the gap. Appraising the promise and performance of regulatory reform in Australia, edn. ANZSOG Monographs, ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 51 - 62, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291428200006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2008
Edited Books
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Walker C; Baker T, (ed.), 2019, Public Policy Circulation: Arenas, Agents and Actions, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham United Kingdom, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788119153
2019
Walker CK; Hadjiisky M; Pal L, (eds.), 2017, Public Policy Transfer Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/public-policy-transfer
2017
Journal articles
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Walker CK, 2019, 'Policy transfer in a corporatist context: Agents, adjustments and continued innovation', Public Policy and Administration, vol. 34, pp. 308 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0952076718754617
2019
O'Sullivan S; Walker C, 2018, 'From the interpersonal to the internet: social service digitisation and the implications for vulnerable individuals and communities', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 53, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2018.1519064
2018
Walker CK, 2016, 'Neoliberalism and the reform of regulation policy in the Australian trucking sector: policy innovation or a repeat of known pitfalls?', Policy Studies, vol. 37, pp. 72 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2015.1108402
2016
Adams D; Colebatch HK; Walker CK, 2015, 'Learning about Learning: Discovering the Work of Policy', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 101 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12119
2015
Walker C; White M, 2014, 'Police, design, plan and manage: developing a framework for integrating staff roles and institutional policies into a plagiarism prevention strategy', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 36, pp. 674 - 687, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2014.957895
2014
Walker CK, 2014, 'Organizational Learning: The Role of Third Party Auditors in Building Compliance and Enforcement Capability', International Journal of Auditing, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijau.12026
2014
Walker CK, 2012, 'Improving safety in the Australian trucking industry: The benefits of voluntary accreditation programs', Road and Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, vol. 21, pp. 15 - 23, http://www.arrb.com.au/Information-services/Publications/Road-Transport-Research-Journal-information.aspx#282
2012
Walker CK, 2009, 'Teaching policy theory and its application to practice using long structured case studies: An approach that deeply engages undergraduate students', International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol. 20, pp. 214 - 225
2009

Public policy analysis, public value, regulatory reform and compliance, the role of regulation as a policy tool of governments, digitisation of public services, digital regulation, regulatory approaches to trucking and the heavy vehicle industry, regulatory reform, public sector management and public sector reform, road transport regulation and policy.

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