Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Sydney

Madeleine Pill’s research focuses on urban and neighbourhood governance and policy, taking a comparative perspective with a particular emphasis on the UK and US. She is interested in increased expectations of the ‘local’ and of communities and civil society organisations engaging in self-help strategies, heightened by economic pressures and the adoption of austerity measures, and the extent to which these efforts are facilitated or undermined by their governance context. She has conducted extensive research into neighbourhood governance, including a comparative investigation in Baltimore and Bristol; an assessment of approaches in London; development of the evidence base for policy approaches in Wales; and regarding the implications of England’s localism agenda. She participates in major, international comparative investigations into the effects of austerity on the collaborative governance of cities.