I try hard to make a positive contribution to the organisations and sectors with which I work. One of the ways I seek to do this is by creating and sharing insights into the issues and challenges that they face.

Some of the things I am focusing on at the moment are:

  • academic workload modelling;
  • local government funding; and
  • commercialisation in local government.

If you’d like to know more about my work in these areas, please read on. Or just drop me a line.

Academic workload modelling

Academic workload modelling is an approach to understanding how members of academic staff spend their time when they are at work, from teaching and research to management, administration, academic citizenship and other activities.

I’ve written a how-to guide to workload modelling for higher education institutions, as well as a basic workload modelling template [link coming soon] that institutions can use and build upon.

Find out more here.

Local government funding

I’m currently writing a beginner’s guide to local government funding. More details coming soon. If you’re a local government finance person and you’d like to read and comment on an earluy draft, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

Commercialisation in local government

I’ve just started researching how local authorities govern, manage and monitor their growing portfolio of commercial property investments. I’ll add more detail here as my project progresses, but if you’re into this sort of thing and you’d like to get involved, please do get in touch.