Dr Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones
Lecturer in Management | Programme Leader for the Master of Business
  • PhD, Public Sector Administration/Public Policy (The University of Queensland)
  • Master of Arts, Public Policy (University of Melbourne)
  • BA(Hons), Public Policy/Political Science (University of Tasmania)
  • DipEducation, Education (University of Tasmania)
+61 7 334 68044
Room 323, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Research interests

    Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures
    Comparative examination of policy measures by local governments in both the Australian and international context
    Public Policy, Education
    New Federalism reforms of the Rudd Government and their impact on education policy and the role of ministerial councils.
    Public Policy, Renewable Energy
    Examination of the theoretical aspects of the policy process in the Australian federal system. Using case study methodology to assess the formulation of policy to expand the renewable energy industry through cooperative arrangements established by the Council of Australian Governments.
    Urban policy
    The role of governments in managing the development of cities and urban environments to encourage innovation and creativity and identify ways to reduce the impact of climate change.


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    • Institute of Public Administration (Qld)
    • Institute of Public Administration (WA)
    • Adjunct Research Fellow - John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University of Technology
    • Associate - Centre for Local Government, University of New England


    Winner of the 2012 Business School Post Graduate teaching award
    Brian McLoughlin Postgraduate Award for new and emerging scholars

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Performance Federalism (with Professor Geert Bouckaert, KU Leuven) Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) 2013-2015 Undisclosed
    University Travel Research Grant UQ 2012 Undisclosed
    Early Career Research Award UQ 2009 Undisclosed