PSRG Publications

View our publications focusing on policy implementation in a public service context.

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Research within the Public Service Research Group broadly focuses on issues of policy implementation in a public service context. We have researched and written extensively on topics spanning disability services reform, gender and flexible learning, project and program management, governance and management, and strategic human resources. 

From submissions to government and journal articles to our own research briefs and issues papers, our publications are the products of substantial research, delivering tangible solutions and insights into the challenges faced by the public service.  

Our publications

View our range of publications which aim to improve public service implementation and evaluation to solve real-world problems.

Journal articles written by PSRG researchers are available on the UNSW Canberra central research repository. You can search via keyword or researcher.

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Our reports offer insight into the operations of the Australian Public Service. A selection of recent reports is available below.  

Things worth sharing booklets present some of the key contributions the PSRG have made in the year through published non-academic forums, including The Mandarin and a blog called the Power to Persuade.

The PSRG paper series is one of the ways in which we 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 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. 

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 provide actionable public service information via our submissions to government. A selection of recent submissions is available below.  


A selection of books and book chapters written by PSRG staff members and associates is available below.