My research interests are broadly in the areas of collaboration and leadership in the public sector, especially in relation to processes of managerialisation and the ideology of managerialism. I’m currently working on a re-articulation of public management/administration upon more democratic foundations and notions of constituent-constitutive power, and technologies and processes that would facilitate such an approach.
I’m politically and intellectually interested in academic activism and university-community engagement initiatives. I convened Coprodnet an academic and practitioner network focused on advancing the co-production agenda. More recently, I organised Co-operative Education Against the Crises to explore the potential of co-operative education as an alternative to mainstream, managerialised and privatising, education.