Honorary Appointments

Mick ChisnallProfessional Associate



Centre for Change Governance


Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Socio-technology, Post Structuralist Discourse Analysis, Actor Network Theory, Digital Governance, Ontology, Epistemology


Mick Chisnall is currently undertaking part-time doctoral research studies in

socio-technology after a 14 year career as a senior executive with the ACT Government, 

most recently as founder and Executive Director of the ACT Government Information

Office (GIO). 

Prior to his time with the ACT government, he worked in private

industry as an ICT executive and as a consultant. Mick brings to his research elements from a wide range of disciplines

ranging from a degree in Mathematical Physics through to marketing and online sociology.

He provides comprehensive practitioner experience in strategic consulting, organisational development and change, governance and ICT.


  • BSc (Maths) - Adelaide
  • Master Social Research - ANU (incomplete)


By Publication:

  1. Performing in the governmental Tower of Babel - Accounting for success and failure in government, technology enabled, collaborative projects
  2. The Ontological Politics of a Mundane Email - Collaborative technologies and hierarchy in Government


Professor David Marsh, Associate Professor David Carter, Professor Patrick Dunleavy


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