Learning Partners

Learning Partners


Professor Deb Blackman

Professor Deborah Blackman is a member of the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra with research interests which include Public Sector Policy Implementation, Employee Performance Management, Organisational Learning; Soft Knowledge Management; Organisational Effectiveness; Psychological Contract; and Governance. She publishes extensively in international journals such as Public Administration Review, Management Learning, Management Decision and the Journal of Knowledge Management and is invited to present her work at conferences across the world. Deborah researches knowledge transfer in a range of applied, real world contexts. Her primary interest is using philosophical explanations to understand why things do not work when theory implies that they should. From these enhanced understandings, new theories and applications can be developed to support the implementation of change or reform. The common theme of her work is developing effective knowledge acquisition and transfer in order to improve organisational effectiveness.

Current research projects include understanding the impact of system complexity on effective long-term crisis recovery, and investigating the current state and impact of middle manager capability on the Australian public service.

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Bob Fauser

Bob joined South Australia Police as a 17 year old in 1980. In 2000 Bob was promoted to a Senior Sergeant position in the then new intelligence function established under the Focus 21 reforms that included the concept of ‘intelligence led policing’ and in 2004 was seconded to the Department of Premier and Cabinet for two years developing and implementing multi-agency emergency management arrangements in light of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Bob returned to SAPOL in a counter-terrorism and emergency management role. In 2009, Bob was promoted into the role of OC Centre for Leader Development, responsible for promotional programs to Superintendent rank. It was in this role that Bob developed a deep interest in the study of crisis decision making particularly in a command and control context. This interest was driven in part by his participation in the AIPM Graduate Diploma program. Bob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master in Leadership and Management (Policing).

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Professor Keith Grint

2018 Professor in residence

Professor Keith Grint spent ten years in industry before switching to an academic career. Previously taught at Brunel University and Oxford University and held Chairs at Lancaster, and Cranfield Universities. Member of the Sunningdale Institute, National School of Government.

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Terry Fang

Visiting Fellow

Terry joined the Force in 2004 as Probationary Inspector with a Bachelor Degree in Social Science. He was promoted to Chief Inspector (CIP) and Superintendent (SP) in 2012 and 2016 respectively and now serves in the Operations Wing. Over the years, Terry has received three Commanding Officer’s Commendations and one Commissioner’s Commendation in recognition of his outstanding leadership and excellent work done. He attained a Master Degree of Arts in 2014 and had attended a number of overseas and mainland development trainings including Graduate Certificate Programme at AIPM (2015), Mainland Study Programme at the Beijing People’s Police College (2011) and Senior Police Administration Course at the Canadian Police College in Canada (2010).

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Louise Rosenthal

Louise brings to the AIPM 12 years’ leadership experience within AUSTRAC’s Operations Division, responsible for a range of the agency’s core functions in Compliance and Enforcement. Following completion of a Master of International Relations with Merit at the University of Sydney in 2002, Louise originally joined AUSTRAC in 2003, initially as an International Policy Officer, primarily responsible for establishing intelligence exchange relationships with international counterpart financial intelligence units (FIU’s).

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Dana Born, Ph.D. (Brigadier General, USAF retired)

Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership (CPL)
Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program
Lecturer in Public Policy
HARVARD Kennedy School of Government
Center for Public Leadership

Dana H. Born is currently the Faculty Co-Director for Center for Public Leadership, Faculty Chair for Senior Executive Fellows Program, and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), as well as a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. She has taken on numerous leadership roles outside HKS including Governing Trustee on the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Foundation, serving on the Strategy, Governance and Scholarship Committees; President of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum; member of the International Women’s Forum, Women Corporate Directors, and Council on Foreign Relations, and; Council Member on Boston Mayor’s Pay Equity Workforce.

Prior to her appointment at HKS, Dr. Born served two terms as the Presidentially appointed Dean of the Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy where she was also a Professor and Head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department.

A graduate with distinction from the United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Born received her B.S. in Behavioral Sciences and M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Trinity University, M.A. in Research Psychology from University of Melbourne, and Doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University.

She is the recipient of senior level military awards including the Secretary of the Air Force’s Eugene M. Zuckert Award for Outstanding Management Achievement, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Active Duty Service Women Veterans Award, as well as honored with HKS Teaching Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 as well as the HKS Innovation in Teaching Award in 2017.

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Ian Lynch

Ian joined the NSW Police Force in 1981 beginning his career in General Uniform Duties and the Tactical Response Group in inner Sydney. Since then, he has worked in criminal investigations, fraud, homicide, organised crime and child abuse complaints that became evident during the Woods Royal Commission. Ian was seconded to the NSW Police Education Services Command, where he led major changes to Force’s Criminal Investigation, Intelligence, Crime Prevention, Licensing and Domestic Violence Officers Training regimes. Ian has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England in political science and economics and a Graduate Diploma in Criminology from the University of Sydney.

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