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 John Diamond BEd MA PhD
Organisation/CompanyEdge Hill University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Civil Society
  • Multi-agency working
  • Third Sector and Public Sector Management

John Diamond works on the MSc Management Development and the MA Voluntary Sector Management and Leadership programs.  His main area of teaching is focussed on partnership working or multi-agency working. He is particularly interested in cross-boundary working through collaboration.  He is currently the Joint Editor of the journal Teaching Public Administration published by Sage and is co-editor of the new annual series Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management (published by Emerald).  He is involved in a number of research networks including the Regeneration Management Research Network and he is on the management committee of ARVAC (Association for Research with the Voluntary and Community Sector).
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