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Flavia Donadelli

Dr Flavia Donadelli joined the School of Government as a Lecturer in 2018. Before joining VUW, she worked as a Teaching Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science (2016 – 2018) and at University College London (2015-2016) teaching courses on Public Management, Policy Advising, and Regulation.She obtained a PhD in Political Science from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017, after also pursuing a Masters in Regulation at the same institution (2011-2012). During her PhD, Dr. Donadelli analysed processes of environmental policy change in Brazil, focussing on the role of scientific evidence and coalitions’ negotiation in policy change. Currently, she is working on the analysis of administrative reforms and innovation in the New Zealand public sector. Her goal is to understand the drivers and the effects of constant innovation in government.


  • 2018–2020
    Dr., Victoria University of Wellington