Research Students

Rodah AlmansooriPhD Candidate



Centre for Change Governance


Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Management of Innovation, enhancing government performance, assessment of innovation in relation with development of efficient services, researching methods and evidences for management of innovation.


"Management of innovation and its impact on the development of efficent services and government performance"


To research and introduce experimental examples, well-organized parallel interpretation of government performance improvements, factual studies, methods and bibliographical evidence, in-line with the Declarations by HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, to make 2015 the Year of Innovation. My study will consist of assessing and acquiring greater knowledge of how innovation impacts on governments and efficiency of services. As analysts and policy makers are getting increasingly interested in innovation and its impact on governments, it is getting clearer that few conventional strategies to overcome government system difficulties are very effective. The value of the innovation in regards to government developing solutions is reinforced by the nature and complexity of government sector obstacles, as supported by personal experiences in a variety of Government sectors.



Dr Brendan McCaffrie and Professor Mark Evans


 Rodah Almansoori is currently working as a Cultural Attaché – UAE Embassy in Canberra, started on August 2015.

Prior to her time with the UAE Embassy, she occupied the position of Director of Internal Audit Office- MOHESR UAE 2013-2015, where she monitoring compliance to rules and regulations and communicating assessment and issues to management, in addition to determining key internal procedures as well as creating control plan.

Between 2012-2013 Mrs Almansoori was the Deputy Scholarship Director -  MOHESR UAE taking part in formulating the regulations and the required procedures of the scholarship programs as well as executing the scholarship plan for the ministry.

From 2008-2012 Mrs Almansoori worked as a Director IT at MOHESR where she was responsible for communicating official statistics of higher education of UAE with UNESCO as part of the project UAE Higher Education Statistics For UNISCO, before that she was the Head of Education Program Section - MOHESR UAE starting 2003 after four years of working as the Head of Education Program Section - MOHESR UAE supervising education institutions as well as attesting certificates and following up on students’ enrolment and admission.

She provides comprehensive practitioner experience in management communication, organisational development as well as government performance assessment.



  • Bachelor in Public Relations, UAE University, UAE (1999)
  • Master of  Human Resources Management, Griffith University, Australia (2008)


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