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. 

NameAdjunct Professor Ann Scott PSM BEd PhD
PositionAdjunct Professor
Organisation/CompanyUniversity of Queensland
Specialisations / Bio


  • Public policy
  • Public sector management
  • Policing

Ann Scott holds a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland, 1984, awarded for her thesis: 'The Ahern Committee and Education Policymaking in Queensland'. She worked for 20 years as a policy advisor in the Queensland public service, including the Department of Education (1984-87), Cabinet Office (1990-92); the Review Division of the Public Sector Management Commission (1992-94); and the Office of the Commissioner, Queensland Police Service (1994-2004).

Since retiring in 2004 she has concentrated on research and writing, including publishing a biography of the British civil servant Ernest Gowers: 'Ernest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten Deeds' (Palgrave Macmillan: 2009). She holds the Public Service Medal (Australia); Queensland Police Service Medal; and Queensland Police Commissioner's Award for Meritorious Service.

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