Professor Roberta Ryan

Professor Roberta Ryan

Professor

Office PVC - Business and Law

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Roberta Ryan was appointed in April 2020 to the Faculty of Business and Law as the inaugural Professor of Local Government. A political sociologist, Roberta brings extensive experience in applied public policy, research and evaluation, with particular strengths in working with subnational governments around Australia and internationally. Her work focuses upon strategically positioning local and regional governance as key to ongoing regional prosperity. Professor Ryan will continue the University’s regional and global impact research supporting the vital role of local governments as enablers of economic and social transition. Roberta is Acting Deputy Head of the Faculty and from 2021 will provide on-going support to the politics discipline within the Faculty.

Prior to this role she was the inaugural Director of the University of Technology Sydney, Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG), and the Director of the UTS Centre for Local Government and the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government November 2012-March 2020. During this period IPPG significantly grew the university’s impact research income through engaged policy research and advisory for all levels of government across a range of policy fields and established the Master of Applied Policy. Roberta’s work was twice nominated for the Research Impact award.  She is also currently appointed by the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces as a member of the Sydney Eastern City Regional Planning Panel and she is a non-executive director of Unisson Disability Services as well as a board member and Regional VP of International Association of Schools and Institute of Administration. Her previous academic positions were at Macquarie University teaching the Masters of Public Policy program and at the University of NSW for over a decade which included developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate programs in social science and policy.

Fascinated by the relationship between people and places, the interactions of individuals and groups with the environment has always intrigued her and is a core focus of her work. Expert in social planning, social research and evaluation, community engagement/public participation and strategic planning, Roberta is keen to facilitate more equitable social outcomes through community and sector led practices. Having conducted hundreds of applied research and policy projects her advisory to international, federal, state and local governments is in a range of areas, including public administration, governance and policy; strategic organisational and land use planning; service delivery; the arts, environment, water, social and affordable housing, local democracy and sustainability. She is known for bringing together diverse views in complex, sensitive and contested stakeholder environments to enhance the outcomes for communities.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Honours, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Applied policy
  • Community engagement/public participation
  • Impact research
  • Local and regional governance
  • Social and strategic planning
  • Social research and evaluation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 50
120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/11/2011 - 31/3/2020 Director, UTS Centre for Local Government University of Technology Sydney
Australia
30/11/2011 - 31/3/2020 Director, Institute of Public Policy and Governance University of Technology Sydney
Australia
30/11/2011 - 31/3/2020 Director, UTS Centre of Excellence for Local Government University of Technology Sydney
Australia
1/1/1989 - 1/1/2000 Academic University of New South Wales
6/7/2020 -  Deputy Head of Faculty Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/11/2005 - 31/8/2012 Partner/Director Urbis Pty Ltd
1/1/2000 - 31/10/2005 Director / Associate Director Elton Consulting - Social Planning and Social Research
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Schoburgh ED, Ryan R, Handbook of research on sub-national governance and development (2016)

© 2017 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance... [more]

© 2017 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance systems. The Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the intersection between local and national politics, analyzing how this relationship affects nations' economy and administration. Highlighting theoretical foundations and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, students, and practitioners actively involved in the fields of public policy and governance.

DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-1645-3
Citations Scopus - 1

Chapter (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Ryan R, Woods R, 'Women s political empowerment: Lessons for subnational levels of government - Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Indonesia', Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, IGI 406-426 (2019)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch020
2019 Ryan R, 'Local Government in Australia', Australian Politics and Policy, Sydney University Press, Sydney 330-350 (2019)
2019 Ryan R, 'Performance Monitoring in New South Wales Australia', Performance-Based Budgeting in the Public Sector, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 61-77 (2019)
2018 Ryan R, Selim Y, 'Livable Sydney: Livable for Whom?', Livable Cities from a Global Perspective, Taylor & Francis/Routledge 111-126 (2018)
2017 Woods R, 'Not forgetting the public servants: Capacity building to support subnational governance and development implementation', Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development, IGI Global 504-524 (2017)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-1645-3.ch023
2017 Ryan R, 'Why Local Government Matters', A People s Federation 54-69 (2017)
2016 Ryan R, Woods R, 'Decentralization and subnational governance: Theory and praxis', Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development 1-33 (2016)

© 2017 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. A trend towards decentralized systems of government and the strengthening of subnational governance is underway globally. However, decen... [more]

© 2017 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. A trend towards decentralized systems of government and the strengthening of subnational governance is underway globally. However, decentralization has many different meanings, and it is frequently left undefined, even while it is being implemented. This chapter argues that enhanced understanding of concepts and theories can contribute to improved practice during decentralization reforms, and consequently be of benefit both to governments and their citizens. Drawing on the theoretical, research and public administration literature, an approach is adopted that aims to inform decentralization praxis, that is, the interplay of policy, strategy, implementation and review. The material is used as a foundation for presenting a synthesis-framework for praxis that draws attention to: appreciating the theoretical scope of fiscal decentralization; focusing on the country and its goals; considering the design of the system of multi-level governance; focusing on central and local capacity; and adopting flexibility, supported by feedback mechanisms, in the process of decentralization.

DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-1645-3.ch001
2016 Ryan R, Woods R, 'Women's political empowerment: Lessons for subnational levels of government - Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Indonesia', Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development 385-405 (2016)

© 2017 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. Political participation by women is central to development and the empowerment of all citizens. This chapter argues for the recognition ... [more]

© 2017 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. Political participation by women is central to development and the empowerment of all citizens. This chapter argues for the recognition of opportunities for women in leadership, political participation, and the strengthening of democracy at the level of subnational governments. A key reason for focusing on gender equity in political life is that women constitute slightly more than half of the world's population, and they contribute to the social and economic development of all societies to a greater degree than men because of their dual roles in the productive and reproductive spheres. At the same time, their participation in formal political structures and processes, where they can contribute to decisions on the use of societal resources generated by both men and women, remains far below parity. Drawing examples from a range of national parliaments and countries, this chapter demonstrates lessons for increasing political participation by women in subnational governance.

DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-1645-3.ch018
2016 Ryan R, Schoburgh E, 'Preface to the Handbook of Research on Subnational Governance and Development', Handbook of Research on Subnational Governance and Development, IGI Global (2016)
1995 Lane SJ, 'There's no place like home', The Practice of the Future: Putting Occupation Back into Therapy, AOTA, Bethesda, MD 20-22 (1995)
Co-authors Shelly Lane
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Journal article (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Vogel RK, Ryan R, Lawrie A, Grant BJ, Xianming M, Walsh P, Morris A, 'Global City Sydney', Progress in Planning, (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.progress.2018.09.002
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Australia s System of Local Government', Inner City Voice, (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Vogel RK, 'Global City Sydney, Progress in Planning (2018)
2016 Ryan R, Wortley L, Ní Shé É, 'Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material', Evidence Base, (2016)
2016 Grant B, Ryan R, Kelly A, 'The Australian Government s White Paper on Reform of the Federation and the Future of Australian Local Government', International Journal of Public Administration, 39 707-717 (2016)

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. The Abbott Government announced its White Paper review of the Australian Federation on June 28, 2014. Set against this backdrop, discussions of the ... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. The Abbott Government announced its White Paper review of the Australian Federation on June 28, 2014. Set against this backdrop, discussions of the future of Australian local government may provoke an assumption that its role will be cruelled. However, reflection suggests that such an assumption is misplaced. In particular, when the complexities of regionalism in Australia are considered, the potential role of local government begs revisiting. We argue that local government ought to adopt a forthright position in the current debate, particularly with respect to financial reform.

DOI 10.1080/01900692.2015.1004088
Citations Scopus - 4
2016 Ryan R, Hastings C, Grant B, Lawrie A, Ní Shé É, Wortley L, 'The Australian Experience of Municipal Amalgamation: Asking the Citizenry and Exploring the Implications', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75 373-390 (2016)

© 2015 Institute of Public Administration Australia Debate over municipal amalgamations in Australian continues to dominate local government reform agendas, with the putative need... [more]

© 2015 Institute of Public Administration Australia Debate over municipal amalgamations in Australian continues to dominate local government reform agendas, with the putative need to achieve economies of scale and scope consistently set against anti-amalgamation arguments designed to preserve extant communities. Following from an examination of recent episodes of consolidation in Australia, this paper reports on citizens' attitudes to amalgamation garnered from a national survey of 2,006 individuals. We found that generally, citizens are ambivalent toward amalgamation, although attitudes were influenced by particular demographic characteristics and attitudes to representation, belonging, service delivery requirements and the costs thereof. The results suggest that, away from the local government sector itself, structural reform may not be the vexatious issue it is often portrayed as. The implications of this are explored here.

DOI 10.1111/1467-8500.12182
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9
2016 Grant B, Ryan R, Martin J, 'Local governance and regional development: An introduction to the special edition of AJRS and strategic directions for research', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 22 2-8 (2016)

In December 2015 the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRAI) held its 39th Annual Conference at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to... [more]

In December 2015 the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRAI) held its 39th Annual Conference at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to the conference the Editorial Board of Australasian Journal of Regional Studies (AJRS) and the Executive of ANZRAI agreed to a Special Edition (SE) of the journal entitled 'Local Governance and Regional Development' to be developed and published as part of the outcomes of the conference. In this 'Introduction' the members of the ad hoc Editorial Board formed for the SE provide an account of the conference and a concise overview of the papers therein as they relate to the theme of 'Local Governance and Regional Development'. We also reflect upon the strategic directions for research in regional studies.

2016 Hastings C, Wortley L, Ryan R, Grant B, 'Community expectations for the role of local government in Regional Australia: Meeting the challenges of 'slow burn'', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 22 158-180 (2016)

Regional Australia is confronted by specific demographic, social, economic and infrastructure challenges, which we are denoting as 'slow-burn' threats. This article inte... [more]

Regional Australia is confronted by specific demographic, social, economic and infrastructure challenges, which we are denoting as 'slow-burn' threats. This article interrogates a recent national survey concerned with the value of local government to Australian communities, focusing upon differences in responses for regional and remote areas compared to those from urban capital cities. Findings indicate that regional and remote residents place more importance on local government delivering services that specifically focus on the long-term development and sustainability of the community than their urban counterparts, particularly economic and community development roles. We argue that this constitutes a demonstration of the different expectations that regional and remote communities have of local government in the face of 'slow burn' in regional and remote areas. Further, we suggest that the relationship between local governments in regional Australia and the communities they serve is usefully conceived in terms of what we denote as 'the close economy' and 'the local state'.

Citations Scopus - 4
2015 Ryan R, Woods R, 'Decentralisation and subsidiarity: Concepts and frameworks for emerging economies', Forum of Federations Occasional Paper Series, 15 1-54 (2015)
2015 Lavarack J, Ryan R, 'Cultural development and local government: analytical frames, insights and observations', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 37 44-55 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/23276665.2015.1018373
2015 Ryan R, Hastings C, 'Missed opportunities for democratic engagement: the adoption of community indicators in local government', The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 37 33-43 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/23276665.2015.1018376
2015 Ryan R, Woods R, 'Local government capacity in Australia', Public Policy and Administration, 14 225-248 (2015)

© 2015, Kauno Technologijos Universitetas. All rights reserved. This paper analyses how effectively local government in Australia performs its functions as a key element of subnat... [more]

© 2015, Kauno Technologijos Universitetas. All rights reserved. This paper analyses how effectively local government in Australia performs its functions as a key element of subnational governance. Service delivery and local democracy are identified as the core functions of local government. The analysis takes into account paradigms of public administration, democracy and management, the public organization, accountability and capacity. The concept of 'capacity' brings together many of the issues discussed in this paper. Questions of capacity relate to whether local governments are effectively performing their institutional functions, how they do so with regard to principles of good governance, and whether the dimensions of their capacity can be reformed if there was the need to meet additional demands.

DOI 10.5755/j01.ppaa.14.3.13433
Citations Scopus - 3
2014 Oakley T, Ryan R, 'Visualising the urban landscape: the community s perspective', Architecture Bulletin, Winter 10-11 (2014)
2014 Ryan R, 'Innovative Citizen Involvement for Creating Public Value in Local Government', Journal of African & Asian Local Government Studies, 3 35-51 (2014)
2012 Emeljanow VE, 'Editorial', Popular Entertainment Studies, 3 1-6 (2012) [C3]
2001 Rogers M, Ryan R, 'The triple bottom line for sustainable community development', Local Environment, 6 279-289 (2001)

Rural communities in Australia are confronting a period of unprecedented change. They face declining commodity prices, the withdrawal of both public and private sector sen'ic... [more]

Rural communities in Australia are confronting a period of unprecedented change. They face declining commodity prices, the withdrawal of both public and private sector sen'ices, such as banks and hospitals, and the closure of small businesses. Their populations are in decline, with young people leaving for the larger regional centres. Many also face a declining resource base as soils become saline and water resources are sold to areas with higher unit returns. This paper presents a framework for sustainable community development based on emerging ideas of performance auditing and the development of progress indicators. The triple bottom line community audit approach is recast for the community level, measuring performance on improved community wellbeing, reduced environmental impact and increased economic vitality. Rural communities need to redefine their future. A sustainability focus offers a way fonvard. © 2001 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

DOI 10.1080/13549830120073275
Citations Scopus - 57
1997 Ryan R, 'Social networks and employment', Australian Disability Review, 16-28 (1997)
1997 Ryan R, 'Participatory processes for citizenship for people with intellectual disabilities', Interaction: The Australian magazine on intellectual disability, 10 19-23 (1997)
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Conference (27 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Ryan R, 'Evaluating Public Value', Edinburgh, UK (2018)
2018 Ryan R, 'Putting Decision Making on Asset Management in the Hands of the Community - Case Study of a Citizen s Panel on Roads Service Levels' (2018)
2018 Ryan R, 'What Matters About Connection to Place: Differences Between Inner and Outer Metropolitan Suburbs', Toronto, Canada (2018)
2017 Ryan R, Selim Y, 'Institutional Capacity Building in Khyber Kakhtunkha', Ramallah, Palestine (2017)
2017 Ryan R, 'Panel Discussion: Creating conditions for suitable housing', Sydney (2017)
2016 Ryan R, 'Why Centralization and Decentralization in Federations? A Comparative Analysis', New Delhi, India (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Keynote on Why Local Government Matters', Adelaide (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Developing an Improved Performance Measurement and Improvement Framework for NSW Local Government', Bowral, NSW (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Public participation in City-Shaping: Co-production beyond the Copy-book Approach', Hong Kong (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Keynote on the Value of Libraries as Public Spaces', Sydney (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Why Local Government Matters' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Selim Y, 'Governing the Far West of NSW: the role of Indigenous communities in regional governance in Australia', Chengdu, China (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Connecting Communities Keynote', Sydney (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Stage Management Leveraging Public Governance to Achieve the SDGs, International Institute of Administrative Sciences Panel', Chengdu, China (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Local Government Workforce' (2016)
2015 Grant BJ, Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Reforming Sydney global city : Mapping enduring sites of institutional conflict', 14th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'Establishing service levels with the community', Sydney (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'Sydney, a Global City for Whom?: Bringing Back Discussions of Equity', Miami, Florida, USA (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'Democratic planning and local government', Sydney (2015)
2015 Ryan R, Martin J, Schoburgh E, 'Local Governance in Commonwealth Countries: Exploring Similarities and Differences in a Post-Development Framework', Birmingham, UK (2015)
2015 Bligh G, Roberta R, Alex L, 'Dirty hands and commissions of inquiry: An examination of the independent local government review Panel in NSW, Australia', Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations (2015)

© 2015 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. We utilise the problem of dirty hands to consider the ethical dimensions of commissions of inquiry, particularly commissions of inquiry... [more]

© 2015 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. We utilise the problem of dirty hands to consider the ethical dimensions of commissions of inquiry, particularly commissions of inquiry conducted for the purposes of public policy. The Independent Local Government Review Panel (ILGRP) in NSW is used as an example for the purposes of discussion. Four questions endemic to considerations of dirty hands are derived from Coady (2014). The framework affords various insights into the ethical terrain of this particular inquiry and those undertaken for the purposes of public policy more generally. We argue that commissions of this type and the ILGRP in particular cannot be labelled examples of dirty hands and that the concept of determinatio from the work of St Thomas Aquinas sheds light as to the nature of moral claims around commissions. We also argue that a fruitful analysis is afforded by Wallis' (2013) analytic framework of the 'logic of fateful choices faced by the leaders of commissions of inquiry'. Nevertheless, confusion surrounding the nature and types of inquiries is partially responsible for accusations of their ethical incoherence.

DOI 10.1108/S1529-209620150000013002
Citations Scopus - 6
2014 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Local Government workforce and the political economy of place', Tackling persistent economic problems: Heterodox perspectives, University of New South Wales, Australia (2014)
2005 Faruqi M, Ryan R, Liebman M, 'Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) a Strategic Framework for Hastings and Greater Taree City Councils', Port Macquarie, NSW (2005)
2003 Ryan R, Faruqi M, Phelps A, 'Strategic planning for total water cycle management', Port Macquarie (2003)
2003 Ryan R, 'Youth and citizenship: looking at perceptions of citizenship among young people', University of NSW, Sydney (2003)
2001 Ryan R, Rudland S, 'Enhanced stormwater quality management - Community interaction, integration and coordination', Concord, NSW (2001)
2000 Ryan R, Brown RR, 'The value of participation in urban watershed management', Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2000)
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Other (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Lawrie AJ, Ryan R, 'Roles and responsibilities of Mayors, Councillors and General Managers in NSW', : Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development (2018)
2018 Drew J, Ryan R, 'Local Government Association of South Australia - Rate Capping in SA 18094', (2018)
2018 Ryan R, 'Role of Local Government in regional Economic Development', (2018)
2018 Lawrie AJ, Ryan R, 'Australia s System of Local Government', : Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Lawrie AJ, 'City of Sydney- Residential Apartment Strategy - Strata Sector baseline research 17041', (2018)
2018 Lawrie AJ, Ryan R, 'Inner West Council - Community Wellbeing in the Inner West 18078', (2018)
2017 Ryan R, 'The Influence of Local Government and Its Impacts on Social Cohesion', (2017)
2017 Dowler B, Bruce, Gamage S, Ryan R, Morris A, 'Wellbeing of International Students in the City of Sydney', (2017)
2017 Ryan R, 'Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria s Rural and Regional Councils', (2017)
2016 Ryan R, Tan SF, 'How council mergers and reforms imperil local government democracy', : The Conversation (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Why Local Government Matters', (2016)
2015 Ryan R, Gibbs M, 'Local government: Australia s real economic workhorse?', : The Mandarin (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'Federation out of step with local government s changing role', : The Mandarin (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'Communities love local councils but not private service delivery', : The Conversation (2015)
2015 Grant B, Ryan R, 'NSW councils shake-up: is the endgame near?', : The Conversation (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'Local government matters most, new Australian research finds', : The Mandarin (2015)
2014 Ryan R, 'Engaging with Communities: Something s Not Right', ( pp.16-17): Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development Inc (2014)
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Report (86 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Ryan R, Duxson S, Tindale A, 'Livingstone Shire Council Whole of Community Plan', Livingstone Shire Council (2019)
2018 French AN, Goodall A, Furby B, Haywood P, Ryan R, Rose K, 'Evaluation of the Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) Program Final Report', The NSW Ministry of Health (2018)
2018 Le Mauff S, Ryan R, Teteris C, Lawrie AJ, Newman V, 'Port Stephens Council - Citizens Panel in Nelson Bay 18076', Port Stephens Council (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Le Mauff S, 'Bayside City Council - Community engagement Framework 18077', Bayside City Council (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Selim Y, Le Mauff S, Teteris CL, 'ICDP - Evaluation of DFAT Pacific Connect program Designed to Strengthen Leadership in the Pacific (Pacific Connect) 17114', International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (2018)
2018 McCormick S, Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Flying-fox Plan: Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report' (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Woods R, 'Headspace - Community Awareness Plan 18070', Headspace (2018)
2018 Goodall A, French AN, Furby B, Ryan R, Rose K, 'Evaluation of the Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) Program Interim Report', The NSW Ministry of Health (2018)
2018 Ryan R, van den Nieuwenhof A, Huuskes L, Duxson S, 'NSW FACS - Consultation for the National Plan for Elder Abuse 18079', NSW Department of Families and Community Services (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Molloy LH, 'Federation Council - Community Strategic Plan 18002', Federation Council (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Taylor J, Duxson S, Ellinson A, 'Asian Productivity Association - Impact Evaluation Study 18081', Asian Productivity Organization (2018)
2018 Ryan R, van den Nieuwenhof A, Duxson S, 'NSW Community Consultation Report for National Plan on Elder Abuse' (2018)
2018 Selim Y, Ryan R, 'NSW DPE - Evaluation of Local Planning Panels - Design (Phase 1) 18009', NSW Department of Planning and Environment (2018)
2018 Ahmed S, Faure-Brac AJ, Ryan R, Fahey G, 'Evaluation of the NSW Environmental Trust Education Grant Programs 17083', NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Selim Y, Fahey G, Ellinson A, Teteris CL, Simoes dos Santos P, Le Mauff S, 'NSW DPE - Evaluation of Local Planning Panels - Implementation (Phase 2) 18046', NSW Department of Planning and Environment (2018)
2018 Ryan R, Miller K, McCormick S, 'Inner West Council - Transition Assistance Research NDIS Literature Review', Inner West Council (2018)
2018 Goodall A, Ryan R, Furby B, French A, Rose K, Haywood P, et al., 'Evaluation of the NSW Statewide Eyesight Preschool Screening Program 16247', NSW Ministry of Health (2018)
2017 Hunting S, Goodall A, Pavkovic I, Lawrie A, Ryan R, 'How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability', 1--81 (2017)
2017 Pavkovic I, Gamage S, Ryan R, 'Bin Trim program success factors', NSW Environmental Protection Agency (2017)
2017 Hunting SA, Goodall A, Pavkovic I, Lawrie A, Ryan R, 'How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability: A place-based framework for success', National Disability Insurance Scheme (2017)
2017 Lopata T, 'Implementation Plan - Jobs for people with disability: A plan for the NSW public sector', NSW Department of Family and Community Services (2017)
2017 Hunting SA, Pavkovic I, Alvarez T, Wortley L, Ryan R, 'How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability: Desktop review', National Disability Insurance Scheme (2017)
2017 Johnston S, Lawrie A, Budhan C, Ryan R, 'Review of open space provision: Bonnyrigg renewal area', 1--40 (2017)
2017 Fahey G, Drew J, Ryan R, 'Port Macquarie-Hastings Reserves Review', 1--57 (2017)
2017 Goodall A, Huuskes L, Gamage S, Pavkovic I, Ryan R, 'How local governments can increase the social and economic participation of people with disability', National Disability Insurance Scheme (2017)
2017 Ryan R, Lawrie A, Farrell G, Pavkovic I, 'Inclusive Tourism: Economic Opportunities', NSW Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Department of Industry (2017)
2017 Pavkovic I, Gamage S, Ryan R, 'Bin Trim program legacy', NSW Environmental Protection Agency (2017)
2017 Policy IFP, Governance, 'Institute for Public Policy and Governance Annual Report 2016' (2017)
2017 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Strategic Plan for Mid North Coast Region Joint Organisation', 1--45 (2017)
2017 Johnston S, Ryan R, Budhan C, 'Library Needs Study', Litchfield Council, 1--65 (2017)
2017 Bruce S, Pham K, Ryan R, 'The Changing Landscape for the Public Sector: The challenges of building digital bridges' (2017)
2017 Selim Y, Ryan R, 'Recovery After Terrorist Attacks' (2017)
2017 Selim Y, Huuskes L, Ryan R, 'Learnings from recovery efforts after international terrorist incidents' (2017)
2017 Goodall AJ, Gamage S, Ryan R, 'Right To Farm- Agricultural Land Use Survey: Stage 2 Report.', NSW Department of Primary Industries, 1--62 (2017)
2017 Chaffey H, Bruce S, Woods R, 'Walking with Communities' (2017)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Review of Resource Sharing Arrangements Between Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Councils' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Wortley L, Lawrie A, 'Sentiments and Attitudes Toward Biosolid Reuse', Sydney Water (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Alvarez T, 'Cooperative Regulatory Reform: Practice Notes for Local Government' (2016)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Workforce planning guidelines for local government in Tasmania', Skills Tasmania, 1--46 (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Customer Research and Participatory Decision Making by Utilities', Sydney Water (2016)
2016 Dowler B, Gamage S, Ryan R, 'Port Macquarie-Hastings Community Survey', Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Sydney Water Corporation Customer Social Research Strategy', Sydney Water Corporation (2016)
2016 Hanckel B, Bruce S, Ryan R, 'The Changing Landscape for delivering services: Co-design; different ideas from a different voice', Civica (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Molloy L, Alvarez T, Lawrie A, 'The Future of Gwydir: Community Engagement 2015-16' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Bruce S, 'The Intrinsic Value of Libraries as Public Spaces', Civica (2016)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Resource Sharing Success Stories in Tasmania' (2016)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Review of Resource Sharing Arrangements Between Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Councils', 1--42 (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Pavkovic, 'Accessible Tourism Working Paper', NSW Family and Community Services (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Land Development Approval Process Review', Port Macquarie Hastings Council (2016)
2016 Ryan R, 'Review of Boarding House Provisions' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Customer Social Research Strategy', Sydney Water (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Drew J, 'Giving Local Governments the Reboot', The Mckell Institute (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Peer Assessment Evaluation' (2016)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Review of Resource Sharing Arrangements Between Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Councils' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Wortley L, Lawrie A, 'Sentiment towards biosolids reuse: Survey instrument and baseline data' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Dowler B, Bruce S, Gamage S, Morris A, 'The Wellbeing of International Students in the City of Sydney' (2016)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Review of Resource Sharing Arrangements Between Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Councils' (2016)
2016 Ryan R, Hastings C, Alvarez T, 'Why Local Government Matters in South Australia', LGASA and ACELG (2016)
2016 Hunting SA, Ryan R, 'Review of Resource Sharing Arrangements Between Kentish and Latrobe Councils' (2016)
2015 Hunting SA, Ryan R, Campbell N, 'Better Practice Reviews: Manual for Blacktown City Council' (2015)
2015 Hastings C, Ryan R, Gibbs M, Lawrie A, 'Profile of the Local Government Workforce' (2015)
2015 Ryan R, Molloy L, 'Gwydir Shire Council background report: Deliberative panel and local government services 2015', Gwydir Shire Council, 1--1 (2015)
2015 Dowler B, Ryan R, Alvarez T, Gamage S, Molloy L, 'Blacktown CBD Market Research Project', Blacktown City Council (2015)
2015 Hunting SA, Ryan R, Robinson T, 'Service Delivery Review: a how to manual for local government', Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, 1--80 (2015)
2015 Dowler B, Gooding A, Ryan R, 'Regional Library Management Models Case Studies', State Library of NSW (2015)
2015 Ryan R, Bruce S, Wortley L, Gamage S, 'The changing landscape for local government: A vision for 2025', Civica Solutions, 1--26 (2015)
2015 Hunting SA, Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Evaluation of OEH Planning Program outcomes for environment and heritage', New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (2015)
2015 Woods R, Tan SF, Ryan R, 'Councils learning from each other: An Australian case study' (2015)
2015 Ryan R, Hastings C, Woods R, Lawrie A, Grant B, 'Why Local Government Matters', Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (2015)
2015 Hastings C, Gamage S, Ryan R, 'Community Wellbeing Survey - Lane Cove', Lane Cove Council, 1--62 (2015)
2015 Ryan R, Hastings C, Woods R, Lawrie A, Grant B, 'Why Local Government Matters: summary report', Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, 1--20 (2015)
2015 Dowler B, Molloy L, Alvarez T, Ryan R, 'Regional Meals on Wheels Needs Assessment', Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (2015)
2015 Hunting SA, Ryan R, Dowler B, 'Collaborative library service delivery: A guide to regional library management models in NSW', State Library of NSW (2015)
2015 Ryan R, Gamage S, Molloy L, 'Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council Strategic Plan 2020' (2015)
2015 Hunting SA, Ryan R, Lawrie A, 'Strategic Review of the Great Eastern Ranges initiative', NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 1--54 (2015)
2015 Ryan R, 'CLAIR Local Government Cooperation and Exchange Seminar 2014', Japan Local Government Centre: Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR Sydney) (2015)
2014 Hunting SA, Ryan R, Hastings C, 'Evaluation of Who cares about the environment? research series' (2014)
2014 Dowler B, Bruce S, Ryan R, 'Evaluation of the International Student Leadership and Ambassador (ISLA) Pilot Program', City of Sydney (2014)
2014 Grant BJ, Tan S-F, Ryan R, Nesbitt R, 'Public Value Background Summary Paper', Prepared for the Local Government Business Excellence Network (LGBEN), i--24 (2014)
2014 Woods R, Grant B, Ryan R, Dowler B, 'Regional Library Models - Literature Review', State Library of NSW (2014)
2012 Ryan R, Wilczynski A, Watkins SR, 'Assessment of the Social Outcomes of the Working on Country Program', Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 1--93 (2012)
2011 Ryan R, Hill W, Watkins SR, Hatherly S, 'Community Attitudes Towards Coarse Language in the Media', Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC, 1--88 (2011)
2011 Ryan R, Hill W, Watkins SR, Mackin C, Heatherly S, 'Towards Best Practice in Employment Assistance to People with Mental Illness' (2011)
2011 Ryan R, Halloway L, Watkins SR, Hatherly S, 'National Career Development Strategy (NCDS) Research Project - Element 2: Qualitative Research' (2011)
2010 Ryan R, Rudland S, Rubenstein L, Cox Z, 'Evaluation of the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Program', Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage, 1--75 (2010)
2001 Ryan R, 'Evaluation of the Stormwater Management Planning Process', EPA Environmental Protection Agency (2001)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $259,500

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20205 grants / $259,500

Western Sydney City Deal Evaluation Framework$91,500

Funding body: Campbelltown City Council

Funding body Campbelltown City Council
Project Team Professor Roberta Ryan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000955
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Great Koala National Park Economic Study and Business Case$73,000

Funding body: Bellingen Shire Council

Funding body Bellingen Shire Council
Project Team Professor Roberta Ryan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000828
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

Impact Evaluation Study$45,000

Funding body: Asian Productivity Organization

Funding body Asian Productivity Organization
Project Team Professor Roberta Ryan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000703
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y

Economic Diversification: Research Implementation Road Map$30,000

Funding body: Muswellbrook Shire Council

Funding body Muswellbrook Shire Council
Project Team Professor Roberta Ryan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000853
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

The Pulse 2020 Research$20,000

Funding body: Greater Sydney Commission

Funding body Greater Sydney Commission
Project Team Professor Roberta Ryan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000702
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y
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Research Projects

Sydney Water: Social Research – community attitudes to water sources 2020 -


Sydney Water: Social Research – staff attitudes to drinking water sources 2020 -


Sydney Water: Policy Advisor- water supply options – appointed as socio political expert 2019 -


City of Sydney: Social Research – benchmarking measures of apartment sustainability in the City of Sydney 2017


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Professor Roberta Ryan

Position

Professor
Office PVC - Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email roberta.ryan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone +61 402209896
Mobile +61 402209896

Office

Location NU Building City Campus

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