Sophie Yates

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sophie Yates is a postdoctoral researcher at the Public Service Research Group, School of Business, UNSW Canberra. She is also Social Media Editor at the Australian Journal of Public Administration, runs the twitter account for Public Management Review, and is a regular moderator of social policy blog Power to Persuade. She is an Associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW.

Dr Yates was previously a Research Fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), where she was Assistant Editor of ANZSOG's peer-reviewed journal Evidence Base, managed the School's competitive grants program, and wrote teaching cases for its Case Library.

Dr Yates has an interest in how public policy and public administration affect marginalised groups. She has published on topics such as gender and family violence, disability policy, political astuteness, public value, and citizen co-production of public services. With co-author John Alford, she won the Sam Richardson Award for the most influential paper in the Australian Journal of Public Administration (2016), and the Outstanding Paper Award for the International Journal of Public Sector Management (2015). In 2018, she won the Osborne Best Paper Award for new researchers at the International Research Society for Public Management conference, and in 2019 was awarded the inaugural Rosemary O'Leary Prize for Scholarship on Women and Public Administration for her work on 'big G' and 'small g' gender.

In 2019, Dr Yates completed her PhD on gender and the problem framing of family violence, for which she won the Dean's Research Award for Best HDR Doctoral Thesis. She has a B.Arts, a B.Mus and a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. She was the 2016-17 Postgraduate Representative on the Executive Committee of the Australian Political Studies Association.

PUBLICATIONS

Edited Books
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Wanna J; Lee H-A; Yates S, (eds.), 2015, Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure, ANU Press, Canberra, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/MUADUP.10.2015
2015
Journal articles
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Yates S; Dickinson H, 2021, 'Navigating Complexity in a Global Pandemic: The Effects of COVID-19 on Children and Young People with Disability and Their Families in Australia', Public Administration Review, vol. 81, pp. 1192 - 1196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.13352
2021
Yates S; Hartley J, 2021, 'Learning to lead with political astuteness', International Public Management Journal, vol. 24, pp. 562 - 583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10967494.2021.1894281
2021
Stark A; Yates S, 2021, 'Public inquiries as procedural policy tools', Policy and Society, vol. 40, pp. 345 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2021.1955485
2021
Dickinson H; Yates S, 2021, 'From external provision to technological outsourcing: lessons for public sector automation from the outsourcing literature', Public Management Review, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1972681
2021
Bovaird T; Loeffler E; Yates S; Van Ryzin G; Alford J, 2021, 'International survey evidence on user and community co-delivery of prevention activities relevant to public services and outcomes', Public Management Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1991665
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Dickinson H; Yates S; Smith C, 2021, 'The importance of social supports in education: Survey findings from students with disability and their families during COVID-19', Disability and Society
2021
Yates S; Carey G; Hargrave J; Malbon E; Green C, 2021, 'Women’s experiences of accessing individualized disability supports: gender inequality and Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-021-01571-7
2021
Doyle C; Yates S; Bartels L; Hopkins A; Taylor H, 2021, ''If I don't get a job in six months' time, I can see myself being back in there': Post-prison employment experiences of people in Canberra', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.197
2021
Yates S; Dickinson H; Smith C; Tani Bertuol M, 2020, 'Flexibility in individual funding schemes: How well did Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme support remote learning for students with disability during COVID-19?', Social Policy & Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12670
2020
Yates S, 2020, 'Gender, context and constraint: Framing family violence in Victoria', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102321
2020
Yates S, 2019, '“An exercise in careful diplomacy”: talking about alcohol, drugs and family violence', Policy Design and Practice, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25741292.2019.1638697
2019
Malbon E; Carson L; Yates S, 2018, 'What can policymakers learn from feminist strategies to combine contextualised evidence with advocacy?', Palgrave Communications, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41599-018-0160-2
2018
Yates S, 2018, 'Power, Process, Plumbing: Big G and Small g Gender in Victoria's Family Violence Policy Subsystem', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 568 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12265
2018
Alford J; Hartley J; Yates S; Hughes O, 2017, 'Into the Purple Zone: Deconstructing the Politics/Administration Distinction', American Review of Public Administration, vol. 47, pp. 752 - 763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0275074016638481
2017
Alford J; Yates S, 2016, 'Co-Production of Public Services in Australia: The Roles of Government Organisations and Co-Producers', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 75, pp. 159 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12157
2016
Hartley J; Alford J; Hughes O; Yates S, 2015, 'Public value and political astuteness in the work of public managers: The art of the possible', Public Administration, vol. 93, pp. 195 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/padm.12125
2015
Alford J; Yates S, 2014, 'Mapping public value processes', International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 27, pp. 334 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-04-2013-0054
2014
Reports
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Dickinson H; Yates S; Smith C; Doyle A, 2021, Avoiding simple solutions to complex problems: Independent Assessments are not the way to a fairer NDIS, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, https://www.cyda.org.au/resources/details/278/avoiding-simple-solutions-to-complex-problems-independent-assessments-are-not-the-way-to-a-fairer-ndis-full-report
2021
Dickinson H; Smith C; Yates S, 2021, Locked out: Vaccination discrimination for children and young people with disability, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.15164.97922, https://www.cyda.org.au/resources/details/304/locked-out-vaccination-discrimination-for-children-and-young-people-with-disability
2021
Dickinson H; Yates S, 2020, More than isolated: The experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, https://cyda.org.au/resources/details/161/more-than-isolated-the-experience-of-children-and-young-people-with-disability-and-their-families-during-the-covid-19-pandemic
2020
Dickinson H; Smith C; Yates S; Tani Bertuol M, 2020, Not even remotely fair: Experiences of students with disability during COVID-19, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34145.53605, https://cyda.org.au/resources/details/172/not-even-remotely-fair-experiences-of-students-with-disability-during-covid-19-full-report
2020
Hartley J; Alford J; Hughes O; Yates S, 2013, Leading with political astuteness: A study of public managers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, ANZSOG and the Chartered Management Institute, Melbourne, https://www.anzsog.edu.au/resource-library/research/leading-with-political-astuteness
2013
Theses / Dissertations
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Yates S, 2019, A critical frame analysis of Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence
2019
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
Sub Theme
lensDiversity