2016 IPAA WA Public Sector Research Day

Inaugural Event

Events - 1 Sep 2016

On the 1st of September 2016, IPAA WA proudly launched a new event to showcase public sector related research in Western Australia.

The inaugural IPAA WA Public Sector Research Day featured presentations which explored one of the three themes below. 

The Research Day provided the opportunity to hear about the exciting research being conducted across the public sector. The day also provided a great platform for WA public sector networking, learning through collaboration, sharing of ideas and stimulating discussions.


Theory to delivery – converting academic research into government policy and service delivery
Collaborative democracy – citizen engagement in government decision making
Pride and professionalism in the public service


There was four sessions, each with 3-4 papers presented, followed by a Q & A session and general discussion. Click the links below to view the abstract and full paper for each presentation topic. 

Session 1: Theory to delivery

It’s time for recognition: A multiple streams analysis of the policy journey to recognition of Indigenous peoples in the Constitution. Abstract Paper Presentation
Public finance oversight in the Western Australian Parliament Abstract   Presentation
Three Simple Ideas to Improve Schooling Abstract    

Session 2 – Collaborative democracy

Utilising evaluation results and tools to engage with communities in regional Western Australia Abstract Paper Presentation
Public value management: A case study of transitional change in disability sector reform in Western Australia Abstract Paper  
Recommendations by independent investigatory bodies – An irritant or a key driver of improvement? Abstract   Presentation

Session 3 – Pride and professionalism

Do government organisations keep your information safe and secure? Abstract Paper Presentation
When too much hurts: Working extra hours in the Australian Public Service Abstract    
From Clash to Collaborate, Open Floor Leading! Abstract Paper Presentation

Session 4

Capturing the value from engagement     Abstract   Presentation
A new direction for developing road safety campaigns in Western Australia Abstract Paper  
Effects of “Cool Japan Policy” and “Visit Japan Campaign” to the regional economy in Japan Abstract Paper Presentation

Contact details
For Research Day related queries, please email research@ipaawa.org.au