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Professor Robyn Keast

Robyn Keast holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Queensland University of Technology. Although holding a diverse research and publishing portfolio, she is internationally recognised for her work on networked arrangements and collaborative practice in both social (health, social services and education) and physical (airports, transport and asset management) infrastructure domains. She has expertise in processes that resolve multi-party tensions, including community and stakeholder engagement, collaborative planning and negotiation.

Her research findings are regularly translated into service support tools as Collaboration Fact Sheets and a Collaboration Decision Support Tool, generating significant national and international up-take. Keast has a long-standing involvement in social and public policy and its implementation, both as a practitioner and academic. Since 2015 has been a Social Policy Whisperer for the Power-to-Persuade movement ( where she regularly provides commentary on contemporary issues. Her curated work can be found at:

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