University of Canberra
Dr Russell Ayres is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Environmental Governance at the University of Canberra. He joined UC after a 30-year career in public policy and program management, mainly in the education and social services portfolios. His career included periods as an independent consultant, advising government agencies on their policy development processes and issues. He now teaches public policy at three different universities and is researching the agency exercised by public servants in public policy and implementation. His PhD was entitled ‘Policy markets in Australia’, and examined the concept of contestable policy advice.