Dr. Elke Loeffler (Diplomvolkswirtin, M.A. Political Science, M.A. Economics, Ph.D) has delivered research, executive training and teaching on public management and governance issues in over 30 countries and has worked with many governments, public service organisations and international organisations.
She has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 6 books, 50 book chapters as well as numerous policy reports. She is the co-editor of the textbook Public Management and Governance (Routledge), now in its third edition. Her published work has over 6000 citations on Google Scholar.
Before joining academia, she worked at the OECD as a policy analyst and was CEO of the non-profit organisation Governance International.
She serves on the Editorial Board of the journals: International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Money and Management, der moderne staat and the International Public Management Review.
She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Co-Chair of the EGPA (European Group of Public Administration) Study Group on Citizen Participation.
Dr. Elke Loeffler teaches public management and governance at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and has extensive experience in executive training in the UK and internationally. She is co-editor of the textbook Public Management and Governance (now in its third edition).
At Strathclyde University she also contributes to undergraduate modules such as BA (Year 4 Honours UG) (Human Resource Management).
My main research interests focus on user and community co-production of public services and outcomes, citizen participation, public management and public governance issues such as outcome-based commissioning, HR, performance and quality management. I’m also very interested in public leadership and the use of digital technologies in the context of social innovation.
I have led international and national research projects commissioned by the OECD, the EU Presidency, the Bertelsmann Foundation and many public agencies in the UK.
My research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as International Public Management Journal, Public Management Review, the International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Money and Management. I have presented my research in many international conferences, where I have also delivered keynote addresses. I am a member of the editorial boards of the International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Money and Management and I also act as an advisory board member in many public agencies in the UK and internationally.
- Citizen Participation in Times of Crisis
- Digital Co-production - new opportunities for collaborative innovation
- The potential of digital community co-design and co-delivery to meet Covid-19 challenges: Evidence from Germany
- Review College of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) (External organisation)
- Briefing on the recommendations of the Newham Democracy Civic Participation Commission
- Invited speaker
- User and community co-production for better health and employability
- Keynote speaker
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