Academics in the Real World

I’m often asked if I have any real world experience. Sometimes I’m even told ‘what would you know about the real world’. There are so many flaws in both those standpoints (and much has been written about this previously) but I think there is another important point to consider. What is happening here, is that thereContinue reading “Academics in the Real World”

Call for Abstracts – Leading Change in Public Services

As reported last week someone has finally claimed the second outstanding Lotto prize of £33m. That’s a lot of money! Certainly more than I can imagine. But what about £107m, £100m or £46m? These are the amounts of money that Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Highland Councils respectively have to save over the next five years, two years and three years. That’s likeContinue reading “Call for Abstracts – Leading Change in Public Services”

What is an MPA?

NB: This was originally posted in 2016. As of September 2018 I no longer work at Queen Margaret University. As such some of the links on the below post may no longer work. For information about my current post please go to the About Me section of this website. By Dr Ian C Elliott, Dr Peter FalconerContinue reading “What is an MPA?”

Public Services Governance Graduates 2014

On Monday I was in Cardiff for a celebratory lunch, hosted by Academi Wales, to recognise the achievement of graduates from the PgCert Public Services Governance programme. Below is a copy of my talk:   Public Services Governance – Graduation Thank you to Academi Wales for inviting me to give this short talk. It’s greatContinue reading “Public Services Governance Graduates 2014”