Personal profile

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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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