Associate Professor Diana Perche

Associate Professor Diana Perche

Associate Professor

BA (Hons), MPP, PhD

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Dr Diana Perche's research areas include public policy theory, historical analysis of policy development, the politics of evaluation, and the use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation. Her research currently focuses on participation of First Nations in Australian politics and policy-making, and the ways in which governments use evidence and ideology to design public policy affecting or targeting Indigenous people in Australia.

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Cortis N; Blaxland M; Adamson E, 2022, 'Quality and marketised care: The case of family day care', in Meagher G; Stebbing A; Perche D (ed.), Designing Social Service Markets: Risk, Regulation and Rent-Seeking, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 39 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/DSSM.2022
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Meagher G; Stebbing A; Perche D, 2022, 'Introduction: Designing markets in the Australian social service system', in Meagher G; Stebbing A; Perche D (ed.), Designing social service markets: Risk, regulation and rent-seeking, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 1 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/DSSM.2022
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Perche D, 2022, 'Out of sight, out of mind? Markets and employment services in remote Indigenous communities', in Meagher G; Stebbing A; Perche D (ed.), Designing social service markets: Risk, regulation and rent-seeking, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 105 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/DSSM.2022.03
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Perche D; O'Neil J, 2019, 'Indigenous politics', in Chen P; Barry N; Butcher J; Clune D; Cook I; Garnier A; Haigh Y; Motta SC; Taflaga M (ed.), Australian Politics and Policy, Sydney University Press, pp. 390 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.30722/sup.9781743326671
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Perche D, 2018, ''ignore us at your peril, because we vote too': Indigenous Policy', in Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election, pp. 619 - 640, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/DD.04.2018
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Perche DE, 2017, 'Economic rationalism and Indigenous affairs: the project of "normalisation"', in Yeatman A (ed.), Economic Rationalism in Canberra Twenty-Five Years On - five essays, Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, pp. 39 - 45, https://www.flipsnack.com/Whitlam/economic-rationalism-in-canberra-25-years-on.html
  • Edited Books | 2022
    Perche D; Meagher G; Stebbing A, (eds.), 2022, Designing social service markets: Risk, regulation and rent-seeking, ANU Press, Canberra, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/DSSM.2022
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Perche D; Yeatman A, 2018, 'Taking ‘a rightful place in our own country’:Indigenous self-determination and the Australian people: A symposium', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. S2 - S4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12352
    Journal articles | 2018
    Perche D, 2018, 'Recalibrating the machinery of government forIndigenous affairs: Towards a new policy design for self-determination', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77, pp. S28 - S36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12356
  • Other | 2018
    Perche D; Yeatman A (ed.), 2018, Taking ‘a rightful place in our own country’: Indigenous self‐determination and the Australian people: a Symposium, Wiley, , https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14678500/2018/77/S1

My Research Supervision

Madeline News (Scientia PhD), "Closing the Gap? Critical Perspectives on Health Policy and Indigenous Self-Determination"

Jason O'Neil (Scientia PhD), ''Redefining Indigenous Self-determination in Australian Public Policy'

Melissa Nyholm (MPhil), 'Policy: purpose, process and product. Building recognition and knowledge of Australian Indigenous histories and cultures'

My Teaching

Social Research and Policy