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Public Policy and Public Management (3PM)

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

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

This group has particular interest in exploring design principles, organisational performance, leadership and decision-making as they apply to our public services. Northumbria University has a long standing reputation for excellence in public administration including strategic leadership for public services. Our academic and research staff have published extensively in top academic journals and collaborate widely with regional, national and international public service organisations.  

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 driving innovation and service improvement.

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.


Staff Members:

Prof Ron Beadle;

John Blenkinsopp;

Dr Alistair Bowden;

Kristina Brown;

Ignazio Cabras;

Patrick Dawson;

Valerie Egdell;

Dr Ian Elliott;

Prof Emeritus John Fenwick,

Dr Max French;

Nermin Hamza;

Dr Melissa Hawkins;

Hannah Hesselgreaves;

Dr Alex Hope;

Lorraine Johnston (Convenor and main contact);

Prof David Jones;

Joyce Liddle;

Dr Toby Lowe;

Prof Mike Martin;

Jan Myers;

Prof John Shutt;

Dr Helen Watson;

Prof Jason Whalley;

Rob Wilson;

X Jian Wu

PhD Students:

Alistair Bulloch;

Sara Davie;

Nathan Pellow

Associate Members:

Dr John Clayton (Geography);

Prof Tracy Finch (HLS);

Dr Sarah Lonbay (Social Work & Communities);

Dr David McGuinness;

Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith (Architecture and Built Environment);

Prof Pauline Pearson (Nursing);

Prof Mike Rowe (Criminology);

Prof Keith Shaw (Politics);

Prof Tony Webster (History)

External Members:

Dr Gareth Addidle, (Policing) University of Teesside;

Prof Huw Davies (St Andrews);

Professor Pam Dunning (Troy University, USA);

Dr Christine Esposito, University of South Wales;

Professor Richard Kerley (Emeritus, QMU, Edinburgh);

Prof Russell Mannion (Birmingham);

Professor John Mawson (University of Durham);

Professsor Gerard McElwee (University of Huddersfield);

Dr Ross Millar (Birmingham);

Dr Alyson Nicholds, Associate Professor-Staffordshire University;

Dr Fabien Pecot (University of York);

Prof Martin Powell (Birmingham);

Professor Malcolm Prowle (University of Gloucester);

Professors Willem Winden, Lori Divito, Ingrid Wakkee (Amsterdam);

Professor Morris Zombo (University of Angola)

Visiting Fellows:

Visiting Fellow - Prof John Diamond (Edgehill);

Visiting Fellow - Dr John Gibney (Birmingham);

Visiting Professor- Professor Hiroko Kudo (Chuo University, Japan);

Visiting Professor- Professor Marco Meneguzzo (Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)


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