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Dr Catherine Farrell

Dr Catherine Farrell

Senior Lecturer in Public Management

Cardiff Business School

Email
farrellcm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4197
Campuses
Room F04, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Catherine Farrell is a Senior Lecturer in Public Management at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

She is programme director for the MSc Public Leadership award - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/public-leadership

Catherine's research interests are in public boards in relation to their leadership and governance. She is currently researching different approaches to governance in both education and the fire and rescue and the association with effective leadership. In addition, she is working on a project on professionals and their careers in public services.  Catherine's research has been published in journals including Public Administration, PUblic Management Review, Policy and Politics, Local Government Studies, Human Relations and Industrial Relations.

Biography

Academic Positions:

2019 – to date            Senior Lecturer in Public Management, Cardiff Business School

2006- 2019                Professor of Public Management, University of South Wales

1996- 2006                 Principal Lecturer in Public Management, University of  Glamorgan

1989-1996                 Senior Lecturer in Public Management, University of Glamorgan

Qualifications:

B.A. (Hons) Public Administration (2:1), Polytechnic of Wales, 1988

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Wales College of Cardiff, 1989

PhD Public Administration ‘Territorial Justice and the Provision of Nursery Education in England and Wales 1981-1994’ University of Glamorgan, 1996

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Publications

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Teaching

Teaching commitments:

Contemporary Challenges in Public Leadership

Leadership and Professional Development - Executive MBA

Course Director - Masters in Public Leadership - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/public-leadership

Research interests

  • Leadership and Public Boards
  • Governance and Scrutiny
  • Public Service Outcomes and Service Improvement
  • Professionals and Public Organisations

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Public boards and their governance;
  • Citizen and public participation in governance;
  • Governance and scrutiny;
  • Public leadership. 

Past projects

I have successfully supervised at least 10 successful PhD students including those in the following areas:

Charity boards and governance;

Leading public organisations;

Public Service Partnerships and Collaborations.