Sophie Yates

Sophie Yates
  • Category: Research staff
  • Job Title: Research Fellow
  • Organisation: ANZSOG
  • State/Region: VIC
  • Country: Australia
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Sophie Yates is an ANZSOG Research Fellow. She is Assistant Editor of ANZSOG's peer-reviewed journal Evidence Base, manages ANZSOG's competitive grants program, and writes teaching cases for its Case Library.

Ms Yates has published on gender and family violence, political astuteness in the public sector, Public Value Process Mapping, and citizen co-production of public services. With co-author John Alford, she won the Sam Richardson Award for the most influential paper in the 2016 Australian Journal of Public Administration, and the 2015 Outstanding Paper Award for the International Journal of Public Sector Management. In 2018, she won the Osborne Prize for New Researchers at the International Research Society for Public Management conference.

Ms Yates is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, focusing on gender and problem framing in family violence policy. She has a B.Arts, a B.Mus and a Master of Applied Linguistics (Terry Quinn Award for highest minor thesis mark) from the University of Melbourne. She was the 2016-17 Postgraduate Representative on the Executive Committee of the Australian Political Studies Association.

Selected publications

  • Malbon, E., Carson, L. and Yates, S. (2018) What can policymakers learn from feminist strategies to combine contextualised evidence with advocacy? Palgrave Communications, 4(104), doi 10.1057/s41599-018-0160-2.
  • Yates, S. (2018). Power, Process, Plumbing: Big G and Small g Gender in Victoria's Family Violence Policy Subsystem. Australian Journal of Public Administration, early online, doi 10.1111/1467-8500.12265.
  • Alford, J., Hartley, J., Yates, S., and Hughes, O. (2017) Into the Purple Zone Deconstructing the Politics/Administration Distinction. The American Review of Public Administration, 47(7): 752-763, doi 0275074016638481.
  • Alford, J., and Yates, S. (2016) Co‐Production of Public Services in Australia: The Roles of Government Organisations and Co‐Producers. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(2): 159-175
  • Wanna, J., Lee, H. A., and Yates, S. (eds) (2015) Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure. Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Hartley, J., Alford, J., Hughes, O. and Yates, S. (2015) Public value and political astuteness in the work of public managers: The art of the possible. Public Administration, 93(1): 195-211.
  • Alford, J. and Yates, S. (2014) Mapping public value processes. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27(4): 334-352.