The CPSP has been developing several relationships with international collaborators. Whilst the Centre has always had strong inter-personal links, it is now moving into a more strategic phase involving institutional collaborations.
Between 2006 and 2007, members also visited both Copenhagen and Bocconi to develop research collaborations and deliver lectures and seminars. Prof Ferlie, Dr Addicott and Francesca Frosini visited Bocconi whilst Dr McGivern spent a few weeks in Copenhagen. The CPSP has also hosted Prof Mohammad Yarmohammadian from Isfahan University, Iran. Building on existing links with Iran, Prof Yarmohammadian spent time at RHUL conducting research into disaster management in health care.
We were also pleased to welcome Dr Charlotta Levay (Uppsala University, Sweden) in November 2007. During her visit, Dr Levay delivered a seminar (with Dr Caroline Waks, also from Uppsala) on "Professions and the pursuit of transparency," as well as participating in some undergraduate teaching in public management. The CPSP also welcomed Dr Greta Nasi, who spent part of her sabbatical at Royal Holloway.
In 2008, the CPSP was visited by Margaret Brunton from New Zealand. Margaret is a Senior Lecturer in Management and International Business at the College of Business, Massey University in Auckland, NZ. When visiting us she discussed health reforms in her country and contributed an article to our October 2008 newsletter.