My PhD research was focused on the introduction of competition to public services. My fieldwork was undertaken in the Victorian local government sector where radical reform was being undertaken, including the adoption of a compulsory competitive tendering approach. The thesis explored tendering processes, markets, and organisational aspects of reform. Submitted in 2003 and conferred in 2004. My PhD was supervised by John Alford and examined by George Boyne and Graeme Hodge.
1998-2003 Australian Postgraduate Award with stipend
1998-1999 Queens Trust Young Achiever Award to undertake study tour in the United Kingdom on the impact of local government reform.