University Partnerships

Members of the Centre for Change Governance maintain relations with quality international partners, including many leading institutes, universities and professional associations around the world. This highly active program of international engagement takes a variety of forms, including research, education, conferencing activities and other professional activities.


Our partnership program in research includes activities such as joint publication, visiting scholar schemes and joint doctoral supervision.


In particular, the Centre maintains relationships with scholars working in governance at institutions such as: the Department of Government and Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney, the WZB Social Science Research Centre in Berlin, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and several higher education providers in the UK, including the Universities of Birmingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Warwick, York and the London School of Economics.

The Centre is also in the fortunate position to have several Academic Fellows who hold joint appointments with universities elsewhere, including Professor Patrick Dunleavy (London School of Economics), Professor Gerry Stoker (Southampton) and Professor Diane Stone (Warwick). These joint appointments help the Centre to further internationalise its presence, particularly in the UK and Europe.


Members of the Centre play a crucial role in helping to deliver several education-based partnerships that are managed at the Institute and University level.

One such partnership is the Institute’s International MPA Partnership Programme (IMPAPP), which includes a consortium of leading international university partners from the University of Indonesia and UGM, Jilin, North-Eastern, Yanbian and Renmin Universities in China and, from 2016, the University of York in the UK. The IMPAPP provides a unique opportunity for overseas students drawn from senior levels of the public service or aspiring to be senior members of the public service to study for a double MPA degree.

Further information about the Institute’s education program and partnerships can be found here.

Conference Activity

The Centre, often through the Institute, aims to host at least one major conference on average a year.

In 2015, members of the Centre convened and hosted the Australian Political Studies Association’s Annual Conference.

In 2014, members of the Centre also hosted the Australasian Public Policy Network Annual Conference.

In 2013, the Centre hosted a major conference with the ACT government, Centenary Canberra: Past, Present and Future.

Fellows are also active on the national and international conference circuit.

Members of the Centre have recently attended conferences and meetings organised by the Australian Political Studies Association, the International Conference on Public Policy, the European Consortium for Political Research, the American Political Science Association, the International Political Science Association, the UK Political Studies Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the European Group for Public Administration and the International Research Society for Public Management.

Editorial Activity

The Institute currently houses the international journal, Policy Studies, which is edited by Professor Mark Evans.

Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon also co-edits Democratic Theory, a journal that encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory in all its forms.

Academic Fellows in the Centre also have editorial or advisory roles on a number of leading journals in the field, including: Local Government Studies, Critical Policy Studies, Global Policy Journal, Policy Studies, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Policy and Politics, British Politics.

Professional Activities

Members in the Centre benefit from, and contribute towards the governance of, several professional organisations, including the Institute of Public Administration Australia, the International Public Policy Association and the European Consortium for Political Research.