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Research Project Manager, University of Canberra

Dr. Fiona Buick is the Research Project Manager for the 'Strengthening the Performance Framework' project; a project that is implementing Recommendation 7.4 of the APS Blueprint for Reform. She is a reviewer for the Australian Journal of Public Administration. Prior to her current role, Fiona worked on an Australian Research Council grant research project on Whole of Government on an Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship.

She was awarded a PhD in Management from the University of Canberra in June 2012. Her thesis focused on the impact of organisational culture on joined-up working in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Fiona has previously worked as a HR practitioner in various APS agencies and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). These roles covered generalist HR, strategic HR and learning and development responsibilities.


  • 2011–present
    Research Project Manager, University of Canberra


  • 2012 
    University of Canberra, PhD in Management
  • 2007 
    University of Canberra, Masters of Human Resource Management
  • 2001 
    University of Canberra, Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations
  • 2000 
    University of Canberra, Bachelor of Applied Psychology

Research Areas

  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)