Sue Olney

Visiting Fellow

Dr Sue Olney is a Visiting Fellow in the Public Service Research Group in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra, a Research Fellow in the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne. Her research examines market-based reform of public services with particular focus on welfare-to-work and disability services. Sue has worked in the Victorian Government Departments of Education & Training, Victorian Communities, Planning & Community Development, Human Services and Health and in the not-for-profit sector, and been involved in numerous cross-government, cross-sector and interdisciplinary research projects, government and community sector initiatives, committees and working groups to promote access and equity in employment, education, training and disability services in Australia. Her academic experience includes teaching and research on governance and public administration in the Melbourne School of Government, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). She is currently on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Public Administration and co-director of the social policy discussion platform Power to Persuade. Sue holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne.

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters
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Olney S, 2021, 'Not my problem: the impact of siloed performance management on policy design and implementation', in Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector
2021
Blackman D; Olney S; Gardner K, 2021, 'Governance and Systems: Why Public Sector Performance Research Approaches Are Changing', in Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar
2021
Olney S, 2021, 'Inclusion, Work and Wellbeing: Shifting Perceptions of Disability and Employability Through the National Disability Insurance Scheme', in Cowden M; McCullagh C (ed.), The National Disability Insurance Scheme: An Australian Public Policy Experiment, Palgrave Macmillan
2021
Olney S, 2020, 'Serving the Public, But Not Public Servants?', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03008-7_90-1
2020
Olney S; Gallet W, 2018, 'Markets, Mutual Obligation and Marginalisation: The Evolution of Employment Services in Australia', in Wrong Way How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired, Black Incorporated, pp. 131 - 146
2018
Edited Books
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Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-performance-management-in-the-public-sector-9781789901191.html
2021
Journal articles
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Olney S; Devine A; Karanikolas P; Dimov S; Malbon J; Katsikis G, 2021, 'Disability and work in a health and economic crisis: Mitigating the risk of long-term labour market exclusion for Australians with disability through policy coordination', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12500
2021
Olney S; Dickinson H, 2019, 'Australia's New National Disability Insurance Scheme: Implications for Policy and Practice', Policy Design and Practice, vol. 2, pp. 275 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25741292.2019.1586083
2019
Carey G; Malbon E; Olney S; Reeders D, 2018, 'The Personalisation Agenda: The case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme', International Review of Sociology, vol. 28, pp. 20 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03906701.2018.1425084
2018
Gardner K; Olney S; Dickinson H, 2018, 'Getting smarter with data: Understanding tensions in the use of data in assurance and improvement-oriented performance management systems to improve their implementation', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 16, pp. 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0401-2
2018
Carey G; Dickinson H; Olney S, 2017, 'What can feminist theory offer policy implementation challenges?', Evidence and Policy: a journal of research, debate and practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426417X14881935664929
2017
Carey G; Dickinson H; Olney S, 2017, 'What can feminist theory offer policy implementation challenges?', Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426417x14881935664928
2017
Olney SJ, 2017, 'Should Love Conquer Evidence in Policy-Making? Challenges in Implementing Random Drug-Testing of Welfare Recipients in Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 114 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12297
2017
Reports
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Jacobs P; Olney S; Bonyhady B, 2021, Disability Workforce Data Project Stage 2 report: Considerations and recommendations to improve the quality of Victorian public sector workforce disability-related data
2021
Devine A; Olney S; Mallett S; Dimov S; Katsikis G; Karanikolas A, 2020, Exploring the interface of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Disability Employment Services: The influence on employment outcomes for Australians with disability, https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/exhibit-9-01204-exp005900010008-devine-s-olney-s-mallett-s-dimov-g-katsikis-and-karanikolas-exploring-interface-national-disability-insurance-scheme-and-disability-employment-services-influence-employment-outcome
2020
Devine A; Smith-Merry J; Kavanagh A; Llewellyn G; Dimov S; Huska M; Dickinson H; Olney S; Fortune N; Green C, 2020, CRE-DH Response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Employment Issues Paper, https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/system/files/submission/ISS.001.00341.PDF
2020
Jacobs P; Rangi M; Megarry J; de Vries T; Bonyhady B; Olney S; McVilly K, 2020, Increasing employment of people with disability in Victoria: A report to inform the next iteration of Every Opportunity
2020
Jacobs P; Olney S; Bonyhady B, 2020, Disability Workforce Data Project Stage 1 report: Considerations and recommendations to improve the quality of Victorian public sector workforce disability-related data
2020
Gardner K; Olney S; Craven L; Blackman D, 2019, How can systems thinking enhance stewardship of public services?, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Australia
2019
Blackman D; Dickinson H; Gardner K; Buick F; Johnson S; Olney S, 2018, Submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service. Public Service Research Group, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
2018
Warr D; Dickinson H; Olney S; Hargrave J; Karanikolas A; Kasidis V; Katsikis G; Ozge J; Peters D; Wheeler J; Wilcox M, 2017, Choice, control and the NDIS: Service users' perspectives on having choice and control in the new National Disability Insurance Scheme, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
2017
Theses / Dissertations
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Olney S, 2016, False economy: New Public Management and the welfare-to-work market in Australia, https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/115289
2016
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
Sub Theme
lensDiversity
lensPublic Service Management