Catherine Althaus

Professor

Catherine Althaus is ANZSOG Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) and the ANZSOG Chair of Public Service Leadership and Reform at the University of New South Wales in Canberra. She has a passion for creatively serving the public interest as a practitioner-academic. Her academic training is in economics and politics and public policy.

Before coming to ANZSOG, she spent nine years teaching and researching in Canada, culminating in her position as Director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to that, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Australian National University, and she held a number of policy posts with the Queensland Treasury department and Queensland Office of the Cabinet.

Professor Althaus continues to act as a curriculum, economics and public policy consultant for a range of clients across Australia and Canada. She has been a co-author of the popular textbook The Australian Policy Handbook since its fourth edition in 2007. Since 2017 she has been an editor of the Australian Journal of Public Administration

Catherine is a University Medallist and has won several awards, including the 2012 Sam Richardson Award for the most influential article in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, and an Australia Day Medallion for service to the Queensland Treasury. 

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Althaus C; O’Faircheallaigh C, 2019, Leading from Between: The Challenge and Promise of Indigenous Public Service Leadership in Canada and Australia, https://www.mqup.ca/leading-from-between-products-9780773559134.php
2019
Althaus C, 2013, Calculating political risk, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315870595
2013
Book Chapters
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Althaus C, 2021, 'Political Science and the Arts as Allies and Strange Bedfellows: A Chapter in Five Parts', in What Political Science Can Learn from the Humanities, Springer International Publishing, pp. 287 - 313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51697-0_11
2021
Althaus C, 2021, 'Cultural Fluency Training for the Twenty-First-Century Public Servant', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1685 - 1709, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29980-4_37
2021
Althaus C; Threlfall D, 2021, 'The policy cycle and policy theory: From theory-building to policy making', in Handbook of Public Administration: Fourth Edition, pp. 283 - 292
2021
Althaus C, 2020, 'Cultural Fluency Training for the Twenty-First-Century Public Servant', in The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03008-7_37-1
2020
Althaus C, 2017, 'Establishing the Moral Object of Heterologous and Homologous Embryo Transfer', in Eberl JT (ed.), CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES IN CATHOLIC BIOETHICS, SPRINGER, pp. 169 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55766-3_13
2017
Althaus C; Siemens L; Stange C, 2013, 'Balancing Students’ Privacy Concerns while Increasing Student Engagement in E-Learning Environments', in Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2044-9968(2013)000006G014
2013
Althaus C, 2011, 'Fiscal Responsibility Legislation and the Case of the Queensland Charter of Social and Fiscal Responsibility', in Graham A (ed.), Innovation in Public Expenditure Management – Case Studies from the Commonwealth, http://www.andrewbgraham.ca/uploads/1/2/5/1/12517834/innovation_in_public_financial_management_ebsecure.pdf
2011
Althaus C; Wanna J, 2008, 'The Institutionalisation of Leadership in the Australian Public Service', in Hart P; Uhr J (ed.), PUBLIC LEADERSHIP: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, pp. 117 - 131, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291551100010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2008
Althaus C, 2007, 'The right to assistance from society, if necessary from the State, in distress of family or persons', in Franklin J (ed.), Life to the Full: Rights and Social Justice in Australia, https://www.connorcourtpublishing.com.au/Life-to-the-Full-Rights-and-Social-Justice-in-Australia_p_238.html
2007
Althaus C, 2007, 'Human Embryo Transfer and the Theology of the Body', in Brakman SV; Weaver DF (ed.), ETHICS OF EMBRYO ADOPTION AND THE CATHOLIC TRADITION, SPRINGER, pp. 43 - 67, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000266864600003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Althaus C, 1997, 'The Application of Agency Theory to Public Management', in Davis G; Sullivan B; Yeatman A (ed.), The New Contractualism?, MacMillan
1997
Althaus C, 1994, 'Legitimation and Agenda-Setting: Development and the Environment in Australia and Canada’s North', in Weller P (ed.), Royal commissions and the making of public policy, https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Commiss-Public-Policy-Weller/dp/0732927870
1994
Journal articles
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Althaus C; Dickinson H; Katsonis M; O'Flynn J, 2021, 'Back to the future: Reflections and predictions', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12529
2021
Althaus C; Carson L; Sullivan H; van Wanrooy B, 2021, 'Research and education in public sector practice: a systems approach to understanding policy impact', Policy Design and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 309 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25741292.2021.1977478
2021
Carson L; Althaus C; Sullivan H; van Wanrooy B, 2021, 'Implementation for impact—Measurement, partnership approaches, and storytelling', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 80, pp. 539 - 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12514
2021
Althaus C; Carson L; Smith K, 2021, 'Rethinking the commissioning of consultants for enhancing government policy capacity', Policy Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11077-021-09441-3
2021
Althaus C, 2020, 'Different paradigms of evidence and knowledge: Recognising, honouring, and celebrating Indigenous ways of knowing and being', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 79, pp. 187 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12400
2020
ALTHAUS C; O’FAIRCHEALLAIGH C, 2019, 'Leading from Between', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvscxt27
2019
2017, 'Reluctant Representatives: Blackfella Bureaucrats Speak in Australia's North Elizabeth Ganter (Canberra: ANU Press; Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research: Research Monograph No 37, 2016, ISBN9781760460327 (paperbook), 210 pp.)', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 529 - 530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12291
2017
Althaus C; Patterson M, 2017, 'A Line in the Sand 50 Years On: Commonwealth Involvement in Indigenous Affairs', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 76, pp. 395 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12292
2017
Hallgrimsdottir H; Shumka L; Althaus C; Benoit C, 2017, 'Fear, Risk, and the Responsible Choice: Risk Narratives and Lowering the Rate of Caesarean Sections in High-income Countries', AIMS PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 4, pp. 615 - 632, http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2017.6.615
2017
Althaus C, 2016, 'The Administrative Sherpa and the Journey of Public Service Leadership', Administration and Society, vol. 48, pp. 395 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0095399713498747
2016
Althaus C, 2016, 'Soft Diplomacy or Hard Policy Benefits? Exploring the Value of Cross-jurisdictional Learning Exchanges in Policy and Public Administration across the Asia-Pacific Region', ASR CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.12982/CMUJASR.2016.0001
2016
Althaus C; Bridgman P; Davis G, 2015, 'Learning about Learning: Discovering the Work of Policy by Adams, Colebatch, and Walker', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 112 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12145
2015
Althaus C; Morrison TH, 2015, 'Federalism Dreaming? Re-imagining the Governance of Australian Landscapes', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 93 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12127
2015
Althaus C, 2015, 'What Do We Talk About Now? Reflecting on Publications in AJPA 1970-2015', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 227 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12150
2015
Althaus C, 2014, 'Citizen, Customer, Partner: Engaging the Public in Public Management', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, vol. 73, pp. 525 - 526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12113
2014
Althaus C; Vakil T, 2013, 'Political transitions: Opportunities to renegotiate the public service bargain', Canadian Public Administration, vol. 56, pp. 478 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/capa.12031
2013
Siemens L; Althaus C; Stange C, 2013, 'Balancing students' privacy concerns while increasing student engagement in e-learning environments', Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education, vol. 6, pp. 339 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2044-9968(2013)000006G014
2013
Althaus C, 2013, 'Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DE SCIENCE POLITIQUE, vol. 46, pp. 489 - 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008423913000346
2013
Althaus C; Evans B; Rathbone E, 2012, 'Trends in Australian and Canadian Public Service Perceptions from an Employee Survey Perspective', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 71, pp. 423 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2012.00790.x
2012
Althaus C; Tedds LM; McAvoy A, 2011, 'The feasibility of implementing a congestion charge on the halifax Peninsula: Filling the "missing link" of implementation', Canadian Public Policy, vol. 37, pp. 541 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/cpp.37.4.541
2011
Althaus C; Tedds LM; McAvoy A, 2011, 'The Feasibility of Implementing a Congestion Charge on the Halifax Peninsula: Filling the "Missing Link" of Implementation', Canadian Public Policy, vol. 37, pp. 541 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/cpp.2011.0037
2011
Althaus C, 2011, 'Assessing the Capacity to Deliver - The BER Experience', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 70, pp. 421 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2011.00748.x
2011
Althaus C, 2005, 'Can one "rescue" a human embryo? The moral object of the acting woman.', The national Catholic bioethics quarterly, vol. 5, pp. 113 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/ncbq20055171
2005
Wechter D; Althaus C, 2005, 'Response to Catherine Althaus on heterologous embryo transfer.', The national Catholic bioethics quarterly, vol. 5, pp. 451 - 452
2005
Althaus CE, 2005, 'A disciplinary perspective on the epistemological status of risk', Risk Analysis, vol. 25, pp. 567 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2005.00625.x
2005
Althaus C, 1997, 'What do we talk about? Publications in AJPA 1970-95', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 56, pp. 141 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.1997.tb01253.x
1997
1996, 'Book Reviews', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 55, pp. 118 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.1996.tb01214.x
1996
Brown A; Althaus C, 1996, 'Public service broadcasting in Australia', Journal of Media Economics, vol. 9, pp. 31 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327736me0901_4
1996
Althaus C, 1996, 'National competition policy: Progress and prospects', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 55, pp. 65 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.1996.tb01201.x
1996
Organisational units
lensPublic Service Research Group
lensSchool of Business
Sub Theme
lensPublic Service Management