James Whelan is the Research Director for Public Service Research Program at the Centre for Policy Development. James’ research history includes leading social science research programs with several universities and research institutions to examine deliberative and collaborative governance, environmental politics and social movements. He was theme leader for the Coastal Cooperative Research Centre’s Citizen Science research program, has published widely and presented at national and international conferences. James has worked with several social and environmental justice NGOs including Greenpeace and Amnesty International. He is founder-director of the Change Agency, a not-for-profit education and action research initiative that supports progressive social movements in the Asia-Pacific region.
Service design and public sector
Education and training
Research, Action research, Facilitation, Community engagement, Social movement strategy
Centre for Policy Development