Based at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, my PhD research is focused on collaboration between industry, research and government. I am particularly interested in speaking with cross-sector leaders (professionals concurrently working across the three sectors).
Effective collaboration across industry, research, and government is a key focus area for public policy. Leaders concurrently engaging in a range of appointments across the sectors can provide an important means of facilitating greater cross-sector collaboration. This research seeks to better understand cross-sector leaders (CSLs), including how and why leaders develop successful cross-sector careers, key characteristics of CSL, and what the implications are for the future work. Following archival research to identify CSLs, initial profiling and screening will be conducted to finalise a list of candidates to take part in semi-structured interviews and the completion of an adaptability diagnostic. From this, hypotheses will be developed.