Person

John Phillimore

Journal article

Attributes of effective collaboration: insights from five case studies in Australia and New Zealand

This article argues that interest in collaboration reflects a growing recognition that the traditional bureaucratic model of public administration is not up to the task of addressing complex social problems. Collaboration most often occurs in dynamic environments in which multiple logics are in play.
Article

What are the merits of royal commissions and other forms of inquiry?

They are highly effective at exposing wrongdoing, but do they influence policy development? A two-stage approach might be more effective, say the authors.
Report

Future of work in Australia: preparing for tomorrow's world

This report examines the way in which the organisation of work is changing – from workforces to workplaces – and the implications of these changes for Australia. With alternative forms of employment, freelancing, and the gig economy on the rise, the traditional notion of holding...
Journal article

Influence of birth month on the probability of Western Australian children being treated for ADHD

SummaryFour international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect applies to children in Western Australia. We compared...
Journal article

Prevention-based approaches to social policy: the case of early childhood development

This article reviews the Australian evidence concerning interventions in early childhood aimed at promoting children’s psychological well-being and preventing social and psychological dysfunction in later life. Two kinds of research are surveyed. One is the Australian social science literature that has emerged in the last...