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).