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3PM (Public Policy and and Management) Research interest Group

3PM is a research hub for academics, doctoral researchers and professionals with an interest in public services and practice including education, health and social care, policing, fire and rescue and housing.

The way our public services are designed and delivered has changed dramatically over the last decade. From competition and marketisation to collaboration and localism. There is growing recognition that the complexities involved in tacking complex 'wicked issues' require a more collaborative forms of public leadership with community empowerment and localism and more integrated leadership driving innovation and service improvement and a focus on more major transformations ahead.

The 3PM Research Interest Group brings together academics, researchers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including political science, sociology, business and management, economics and law who share an interest in public administration, public policy and public leadership. Members of this group are also engaged in related research groups including the Newcastle Living Lab and Little Heresies in Public Policy seminar series. 

3PM Webinar Series

3PM host a regular webinar, generally on Thursdays at 3pm. See below webinars for 2020/21. Further details of webinars in September 2021 will be available in due course. 

Thursday 20 Jan 2021. Speaker: Prof Alex Murdock, London South Bank University, “Public provision by the private sector: A four country comparison of emergency ambulance services using the experience of Falck A/S”

Thursday 18th Feb 2021. Speaker: Dr Ian Elliott, Northumbria University “Collective leadership in the Strategic State”

Thursday 4th March 2021. Speaker: Dr Adina Dudau, University of Glasgow, “With a little help from my friends: the positive contribution of teamwork to safety behaviour in public hospitals”

Wednesday 17 March 2021. Speakers: Professor Joyce Liddle & Professor John Shutt, Northumbria University, “Publishing in High-Quality Journals”

Thursday 6th May 2021. Speaker: Dr Alistair Bowden, Northumbria University, “Addressing the Anthropocene: grand challenges, strategy, and novel stakeholder relationships”

Thursday 13 May 2021. Speaker: Dr Ewan Speed, University of Essex, “The politics of integrated care”

Thursday 3rd June 2021. Speaker: Dr Hannah Kendrick, University of Essex & Dr Ewan Mackenzie, University of Newcastle, “Integrated care policy discourse: austerity and the shaping of the ‘waste watching’ health professional”. 

If you would like to attend contact Lorraine Johnston




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