MasterCraft Series - Collaboration and Public Policy - Agency in the Pursuit of Public Purpose

Professor Sullivan’s career is defined by her commitment to bridging the gap between research and policy. Masterfully demonstrated in her latest book Collaboration and Public Policy - Agency in the Pursuit of Public Purpose, she is a highly engaging public policy scholar whose work explores the changing nature of state-society relationships. Professor Sullivan offers refreshing and pragmatic commentary on contemporary public policy issues. She is renowned for bringing together experts across a broad spectrum to develop new and implementable solutions to policy reform. Globally recognised for her contribution to public policy practice, Professor Sullivan’s sensible and relatable observations convert sophisticated theory into practice. 


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Professor Helen Sullivan is a public policy scholar and academic leader. Her research and teaching explore state-society relationships and their interactions with public policy systems. She is the author/editor of nine books, including Collaboration and Public Policy. Agency in the Pursuit of Public Purpose (2022). Her leadership practice focuses on institution building, innovation, and renewal in complex systems. Helen is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (2017), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2003) and a Past President of the Australian Political Studies Association (2020-21). She currently serves as Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.

Participant Benefits

  • Explore the gap between research and policy with first-hand insights from the author of Collaboration and Public Policy - Agency in the Pursuit of Public Purpose.
  • Gain insights into the theory and practice of governance and collaboration.

Suitable for

APS 1 – SES Band 3

Craft and User level

This workshop aligns with the Leadership and Management at the Foundation level.


Free of charge.



1 hour, 11:00AM - 12:00PM (AEDT)
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
60 seats