Prof Catherine Farrell known as Catherine
- Faculty of Business and Society
- Professor of Public Management, SHASS
- (01443) 4 82954
BA, PGCE, PhD
Catherine is interested in public boards and their governance. Her current research is focused on the participation and involvement of stakeholders in governance roles in education and housing. She has published widely on devolution and its impact on education and on public services more generally.
Catherine chaired the Welsh Government’s Task and Finish Expert School Governance group which reviewed models of governance in education. Ensuring effective governance is clearly part of the improvement journey in education.
Catherine is also an experienced teacher within the public management field at undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate levels. She delivers within the University and outside and is happy to deliver both University accredited and also training courses.
She is part of the core team which has developed one of the University’s newest awards, a Post Graduate Certificate in Governance.
Catherine is an experienced academic who is actively involved in teaching and research within the public management field. She delivers both short courses and University accredited modules.
She co-directs the University’s new Centre for Public Services – http://caspp.southwales.ac.uk/ which liaises research and consultancy and also short courses including Political Awareness and Governance and Scrutiny.
Leader of the University’s new Post Graduate Certificate in Governance and Co-Director of the Centre for Public Services at USW.
Farrell, C.M and J.L. Morris. 2013. ‘Managing the New-Bureaucratic Organisation: Lessons from the UK’s Prosaic Sector’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, in press.
Farrell C.M. 2012. ‘School Governance in Wales’ Local Government Studies, Nov pp.1-15.
Farrell, C.M. 2010. ‘Ten Years of UK Devolution’, Public Money and Management, Vol.30, No.2.
Farrell, C. M. 2010. ‘Citizen and Consumer Involvement in UK Public Services’, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Vol.34, pp.503-507.
Farrell, C.M. 2009. ‘The Consumer in Education’, in The Consumer in Public Services’, ed by. R. Simmons, M. Powell and I. Greener, Bristol, The Policy Press.
Morris J.L. and C. Farrell. 2009. ‘Still Searching for the Evidence? Evidence-based Policy, Performance Pay and Teachers’, Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol,51, no.1, pp.75-94.
Farrell, C.M. 2009. ‘Citizens and Consumers in Public Services’, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, University of Glamorgan, 12th November.
Farrell, C.M. 2007. ‘Improving UK Public Services: A Review of the Evidence’, Public Administration, Vol.85, No.2, pp.355-382 (with L. Hodgson and M. Connolly).
Farrell, C. M. 2007. ‘The ’Post-Bureaucratic Public Sector Organization. New Organisational Forms and HRM in ten UK Public Sector Organisations’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.18, No.9, pp.1575-1588 (with J. Morris).
Farrell, C.M. 2005. ‘Governance in the Public Sector: the Involvement of the Board’, Public Administration, Vol.83, No.1, pp.89-110.
Farrell, C.M. and J. Morris. 2004. ‘Resigned Compliance: Teacher Attitudes Towards Performance Related Pay in Schools’, Educational Management and Administration, Vol. 32, No.1.
Farrell, C.M. and J. Morris. 2003. ‘The Neo-Bureaucratic State: Professionals and Managers and Professional Managers in Schools, General Practices and Social Work’, Organisation, Vol.10 No.1 pp.129-157.
Farrell, C.M., G. Boyne, J. Law, M. Powell and R. Walker, 2003. ‘Evaluating Public Management Reforms: Principles and Practice’. (Buckingham, Open University Press).
Farrell C.M. 2000. ‘Citizen Participation in Governance’, Public Money and Management, Vol.20, No.1 pp.31-37.
Farrell C.M. and J. Jones. 2000. ‘Evaluating Stakeholder Participation in Public Services – Parents and Schools’ Policy and Politics, Vol. 28 No.2 pp.251-262.
Farrell C. M. and J. Morris. 1999. ‘Professional Perceptions of Bureaucratic Change in the Public Sector’, Public Money and Management, Vol. 19 No.4 pp.1-7.
Farrell C.M. and J. Law. 1999. ‘The Accountability of School Governing Bodies’, Education Management and Administration, Vol.27 No.1 pp.5-15.
Farrell C. M and J. Law. 1999. ‘Changing Forms of Accountability in Education?: A Case Study of LEAs in Wales’ Public Administration, Vol.77 No.2 pp.293-310.
Farrell C.M. and J. Law. 1998. ‘Regional Policy Differences in the UK: Education in Wales’, Public Policy and Administration, Vol.13 No.2 pp.54-69.
Farrell C.M. and J. Law. 1998. ‘A More Separate Education System in Wales?’ Contemporary Wales, Vol.10 pp.170-181.
Masterclass, Improving Governance, Academi Wales, February 2014
Workshop Facilitator, Academi Wales Summer School, Service Improvement – Governance Matters, June 2013
Guest Speaker, Taff Housing Association Annual Conference, April 2012, and NSA Annual Conference, September 2012
Citizen Engagement in Public Services, Talk delivered at the Welsh Assembly Government’s Local Service Board Regional Workshop, March 2010
Specialist Adviser for the Welsh Affairs Committee of the House of Commons on the Legislative Competence (Education) Order 2010 relating to School Governance.
Guest Editor – Public Money and Management, Vol.30, No.2, March 2010, Devolution and Public Services
Organised the 40th UK Public Administration Committee Conference held at the University of Glamorgan. The conference attracted over 120 delegates. A key part of the conference was the ‘Skills for Government’ Forum which involved both practitioner and professional inputs into the conference. This was the first time that the conference was held in Wales and a significant theme of the conference was the 10th anniversary of UK devolution. September 2009
Book reviews for Public Administration. Journal referee for Public Administration, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Public Policy and Administration.
External Examiner, MSc Public Management, University of Plymouth, 2009-2013, Masters of Public Administration, University of Ulster, 2012-2016.
Short course delivery – Improving Public Services, Delivering Quality Services, Political Awareness, Scrutiny and Public Services and Involving Citizens
Current Research Activity:
Governance and Improving Public Services, the Leadership and Management of Schools, Public Boards and Citizen Involvement
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