Dr Adina Dudau
- Senior Lecturer (Management)
After quite an unusual series of career shifts (including work in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Romania, Greece and UK), Adina enrolled into full-time academic work in 2005, when she started her PhD. Her doctoral research focused on partnership working in safeguarding children. Upon completion of her PhD, she worked as research associate at the University of Glasgow on the EPSRC project ‘Under dark skies: port cities, extreme events, multi-scale processes and the vulnerability of controls around counter terrorism’. Then, in 2012, she has taken the post of Lecturer in Management which she currently holds.
Adina’s main research interest is in public sector partnerships and draws on a number of theoretical lenses, including risk and crisis management, networks, management control, leadership and new institutionalism. She has published in Public Policy and Administration, Public Management Review and Management Accounting Research.
Adina is a member of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Public management
- Public sector partnerships
Other research interests include:
- Voluntary & community sector
- Management control
- Risk and crisis management
- Innovative pedagogies
2013: CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) seedcorn grant on the inter-organisational control in public sector partnerships.
2013: ASRF (Adam Smith Research Foundation) seedcorn grant on management control of public sector partnerships.
2008: Ratiu Family Foundation Grant for research project.
Adina is interested to supervise research in the wider areas of public sector welfare partnerships and hybrid organisations. The following topics are of particular interest: performance management and trust in hybrid organisations; management control, risk management and distributive leadership in public sector welfare partnerships. Adina's current PhD students are Laura Lebec (quality management in the third sector) and Roxana Corduneanu (ESRC scholarship to investigate reward values and motivation).
Courses taught currently: Managing in the public sector (MA), Managing in the voluntary and community sector (MA), Cross-sectoral management (MA), Housing Businesses (MSc), Research methods (MSc).
Courses taught previously: Public Sector Organisation and Management (MBA), EU Politics and Administration (MPA), Introduction to Public Administration (MPA), Multilevel governance (MPA).
Membership to academic/professional bodies
- International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)
- Scottish Public Management Network
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
External administrative role
Head of the New Researchers Chapter of the International Research Society for Public Management