Professor Edoardo Ongaro is one of six leading scholars in public administration, public policy, social work and social policy to receive recognition for their outstanding contribution and leadership in the applied social sciences. He has been awarded a Fellowship by the Joint University Council of the Applied Social Sciences (JUC), the UK learned society for public administration, public policy and social work.
The OU’s Professor of Public Management, he is also current co-editor of the Public Policy and Administration academic journal. His research focuses contextual influences and adaptation of public management practices to local circumstances as well as issues related to European and comparative public administration.
I am delighted and deeply honoured to have been conferred the Fellowship of the Joint University Council of the Applied Social Sciences. This is also testament to the great research work that is being done at The Open University across the fields of public policy and public leadership and public services management, and how impactful the OU research is, in the academy and in society at large.Edoardo Ongaro, Professor of Public Management at OUBS
The mission of the JUC is the promotion, development and coordination of the work of higher education institutions in the pursuit of education, training and research in public administration, public policy and social work. Today, the JUC represents the vast majority of higher education institutions in the UK in teaching and researching in these fields.
New Fellows are recognised for their contribution to the learned society and to the wider subject area following an extensive peer review process. Dr Keith Baker, Professor Paul Carmichael, Professor Claire Dunlop, Professor Pete Murphy and Dr Mike Rowe were also recognised.