Don't Underestimate the Power of Representation

February 21, 2018 Anna Ehler

In this episode of the Wiley Society Podcast we talked to two Wiley editors, Helen Dickinson and Janine O’Flynn. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we asked them about their experiences as successful women in academia and how societies and associations can help to improve gender parity in research fields.


Helen Dickinson

Helen is Associate Professor Public Service Research and Director of the Public Service Research Group at the School of Business, University of New South Wales, Canberra. Her expertise is in public services, particularly in relation to topics such as governance, leadership, commissioning and priority setting and decision-making.Helen has published sixteen books and over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics and is also a frequent commentator within the mainstream media. She is co-editor of the Journal of Health, Organization and Management and Australian Journal of Public Administration. In 2015 Helen was made a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and she has worked with a range of different levels of government, community organizations and private organizations in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Europe on research and consultancy programs.


Janine O’Flynn

Janine is Professor of Public Management and Director of Education at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Government. Her expertise is in public management, with a particular focus on reform and relationships. This covers topics as diverse as the creation and evolution of public service markets to the design of performance management systems. Her latest work explores the intersection of public service markets and morality. Since 2015 she has been an editor of the Australian Journal of Public Administration and she sits on the editorial boards of several journals in the field including: Public Administration Review; Public Administration; International Journal of Public Administration; Canadian Public Administration; Teaching Public Administration; Journal of Management & Organization; and Policy Design and Practice.

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