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Professor Hal K Colebatch

Professorial Visiting Fellow
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of New South Wales
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  • Policy practice
  • Institutional change
  • Coordination in government
  • The construction of meaning in governing
  • Place in governing
  • The governing of health

Professor Colebatch's research Interests in the broad field of the organization of public authority; policy as a construct in use and the way it is mobilised to shape practice.  He gives particular attention to the professionalisation of policy practice and the significance of inter-linkage between governmental and non-governmental forms of organization, and of the organising of practice beyond the official sphere.

Professor Colebatch is Chair of the Research Committee on Public Policy and Administration, International Political Science Association; and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

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