Management of public services is essential to ensuring they operate efficiently and effectively, delivering public value. Together with public service partners, we bring together a range of interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in robust and applied research.
In addition to the way public services are delivered, we’re interested in the capabilities and knowledge needed to provide them. Human resource management, including performance management, is a particular area of research strength.
Our public management expertise leads to high-quality and reliable research that improves the way public servants think about public services.
In partnership with organisational clients, UNSW Canberra’s Public Service Research Group (PSRG) provides new insights into effective public service implementation and evaluation.
The PSRG conducts timely, high-quality and reliable research on public policy implementation. As a result, we deliver world-class executive education and professional development.
Research within the PSRG focuses on policy implementation in a public service context across four key themes: Capability in Public Services, Complex Systems, Ethics and Inclusion. We conduct research across a range of disciplinary, methodological and subject boundaries.
Research within the PSRG broadly focuses on issues of policy implementation in a public service context across four key themes: Capability in the Public Service, Complex Systems, Ethics and Inclusion. Our research crosses a number of different disciplinary, methodological and subject boundaries.
The School of Business has worked with public servant partners to transform the way they design and deliver public services.
A number of our postgraduate courses draw from our Public Service Management research including:
The Master of Strategic People Management at UNSW Canberra is designed to develop middle managers, particularly in people management. This degree provides students with an understanding of systems theory and its implications for implementation.
The Master of Business at UNSW Canberra is a forward-thinking, industry-focused degree purpose-built to unlock your personal and professional ambitions and refine your leadership skills.
The Master of Project Management provides students with the knowledge, skills and tools to successfully deliver new products and services, perform change and transformation, and help project teams get things done.
The Master of Workforce Planning at UNSW Canberra is designed to support workforce planning uplift by developing strategic workforce planners.
The Doctor of Public Management (DPM) is a professional doctorate degree that provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis with disciplinary and methodologically based coursework.
In the Graduate Certificate in Workforce Planning at UNSW Canberra, you'll develop skills that will improve your organisation's productivity and outcomes.