Dr. Evert Lindquist

Evert Linquist

Dr. Evert Lindquist is Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration, serving as Director since 1998. Prior to that he taught at the University of Toronto for ten years and was the first Treasury Board Secretariat Visiting Scholar. He has published widely on topics relating to public sector reform, governance and decision-making, central agencies and their initiatives, policy capability, think tanks and consultation processes, horizontal management, government-non profit relations, and on policy visualization, undertaken with the support of the HC Coombs Policy Forum at the Australian National University and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, when he held the ANU-ANZSOG Chair in Public Sector Management Reform (2010-11).

He is Editor of Canadian Public Administration, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s flagship journal. He is principal investigator for a SSHRC partnership development grant with four partners (Institute on Governance, OACDU’s sLab, Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management, and MIGHTY Solutions) on ‘Digital Governance: Transforming Government for the Digital Era”.

Professor Lindquist’s dissertation explored the organization and relevance of Canadian think tanks, which led to an ongoing interest in research utilization and policy-making and publications such as ‘What Do Decision Models Tell Us About Information Use?” and “Think Tanks and the Ecology of Policy Inquiry”. As a consultant, he contributed a framework which informed empirical work for an International Development Research Centre evaluation which led to Fred Carden’s Knowledge to Policy: Making the Most of Development Research.

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