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A/PROF Helen Dickinson




  • Helen Dickinson was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham in the UK. Helen was employed by the University of Birmingham from 2006-2013 where she taught and researched issues relating to inter-agency collaboration, priority setting and decision making and leadership. In late 2011 Helen established the University of Birmingham’s Public Service Academy which (PSA) which involved coordinating academic activities around the theme of public management and public policy and played an important role in the engagement agenda with local and national partners. Helen joined the University of Melbourne in 2013 as Associate Professor in Public Governance. She has published widely on topics such as governance, leadership, organisational behaviour and rationing in journals such as Public Administration, Public Management Review, Social Science and Medicine and Evidence and Policy. Helen has also authored, co-authored or edited twelve books on topics such as governance, leadership and the reform of health care. In 2010 she was the winner of the Social Policy Association’s “Best Newcomer” award which is awarded to an individual within five years of PhD completion who has made a significant contribution to the field of social policy. Since 2010 Helen has co-edited the Journal of Health Organization and Management and since 2012 has co-edited the Journal of Integrated Care. She is also an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and the International Journal of Integrated Care.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Birmingham 2010
  • MA, The University of Manchester 2002
  • BA, The University of Manchester 2001


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