Public Service Research Group Paper Series

At the Public Service Research Group we recently launched our paper series, one of the ways we propose to communicate about our research.  This series offers research-based thinking about topical themes for the public service. The PSRG paper series comprises two different forms of articles – Research Briefs and Issues Papers

Research Briefs

Research Briefs are short papers that summarise the findings and implications of a recent piece of PSRG research.  The intention is that these should be short and accessible summaries that set out some of the practical implications of recent research findings.

Briefing Paper No.1, November 2017 – Embedding Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: Changing practices, changing cultures   (The full report of Changing Practices, Changing Cultures is available here.)

Issues Papers

Issues Papers are more substantial pieces that are an original exploration of a theme relevant to public services.  These papers provide an account of the state of the art evidence and issues around an important theme for contemporary public services.

We recently launched two of these papers:

Issues Paper No.1, November 2017 – Not Another Review About Implementation? Reframing the Research Agenda

Issues Paper No.2, November 2017 – Is All Stewardship Equal? Developing a Typology of Stewardship Approaches


These papers received some significant media coverage including in the Canberra Times (on the topic of context and implementation) and the Mandarin (on the topic of stewardship and gender equity).  If you are interested in my speaking notes from the evening that summarise the various things we have been doing this year you can find these here – Paper Series Launch notes 29.11.2017.  As you can see from this it is has been a busy year so I’m off for a break and back some time in the new year.