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Research interests

I study the mechanisms of public policy decision making. Why do governments decide to do the things they do? What informs decision making in the public sector? How do the interactions between influential people and organizations affect public policy decisions?

My research investigates the dynamics of government decision making, such as

  • Policy design
  • Policy learning and transfer
  • Policy success and failure
  • Policy networks
  • Policy change and termination

I am especially interested in public sector-private sector interaction, such as

  • regulation
  • privatization
  • public-private partnerships

and the relationship between governments and universities, such as

  • research uptake
  • research impact
  • evidence-based policy


I am available to supervise PhD students.

Education/Academic qualification

BA, Concordia University

BEng, McGill University

MA, Queen's University

PhD, Simon Fraser University

Research area keywords

  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Evidence-based policy


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