Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameProfessor Hal K Colebatch
PositionProfessorial Visiting Fellow
Organisation/CompanyUniversity of New South Wales
Specialisations / Bio


  • Policy practice
  • Institutional change
  • Coordination in government
  • The construction of meaning in governing
  • Place in governing
  • The governing of health

Professor Colebatch's research Interests in the broad field of the organization of public authority; policy as a construct in use and the way it is mobilised to shape practice.  He gives particular attention to the professionalisation of policy practice and the significance of inter-linkage between governmental and non-governmental forms of organization, and of the organising of practice beyond the official sphere.

Professor Colebatch is Chair of the Research Committee on Public Policy and Administration, International Political Science Association; and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Phone03 9385 2305
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