Dr Madeleine Pill

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

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.

Madeleine holds a degree in human geography from Oxford University, plus postgraduate degrees in demography, regeneration, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University. She is a Fellow of the (UK) Higher Education Academy. Her research is informed by her experiences working in local and national government in the UK, state government in Australia, and academic study and research work in the US.

Research interests

Critical approaches to governance and public policy at the urban and neighbourhood scales:

  • changing state-civil society relationships
  • the reformulation of governance theory and practice
  • the scope for and limits to community action; participatory democracy; citizenship
  • international comparative research and policy transfer.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • GOVT6156 - Governance & Civil Society
  • GOVT6319 - Governance & Public Policy Making
  • GOVT3984 - Policy & Politics of Governing Cities
  • GOVT6163 - Critical Challenges of Governing Cities
  • GOVT2941 - Making Policy in Political Context

Current research students

Project title Research student
The search for political legitimacy in Malaysia : An analysis and concessions and handouts. As case study of the ethnic Indians of Malaysia Murali RAJARAM

Current projects

An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Category 1 grant for the Inquiry
into Urban Productivity and Affordable Rental Housing Supply 2018-19 ($495,000); project
leader on 1 (of 4) constituent projects in this collaboration between University of Sydney, RMIT
and Swinburne University
A Halloran Trust grant awarded for the Organising the 21st Century City project 2017-20
($300,000); co-investigator in this international comparative research into citizen engagement

n Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Category 1 grant for the Inquiry
into Urban Productivity and Affordable Rental Housing Supply 2018-19 ($495,000); project
leader on 1 (of 4) constituent projects in this collaboration between University of Sydney, RMIT
and Swinburne University
A Halloran Trust grant awarded for the Organising the 21st Century City project 2017-Co-investigator in a UK Economic and Social Research Council-funded consortium project led by De Montfort University, ‘Collaborative Urban Governance under Austerity: An eight-case Comparative Study’, 2015-18. Case study city, Baltimore.
  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Inquiry into Urban Productivity and Affordable Rental Housing Supply (2018-19) - project leader‘Strategic planning, City Deals and affordable housing’
  • The Halloran Trust Organising the 21st Century City project (2017-20)
  • (UK) Economic and Social Research Council Collaborative Governance under Austerity project (2015-2018) - eight-city, eight-country international research project, case city Baltimore

Associations

  • Associate Member, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, De Montfort University, UK
  • Australian Political Science Association
  • Fellow of the (UK) Higher Education Academy
  • International Public Policy Association
  • Urban Affairs Association

Awards and honours

  • HEFCW Strategic Insights Programme award, ‘Scoping the Collaborative Potential: Welsh Higher Education and Social Enterprise’, 2012
  • Welsh Government New Ideas Social Research Fund award, ‘Neighbourhood Management: Development of an Assessment Framework’, 2010-11
  • Resident Scholar at John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC (awarded by the ESRC and the Library of Congress), 2007-08
  • Emerging Leaders in Community and Economic Development Research Fellowship (awarded by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation), 2000.

Selected grants

2018

  • Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in Australian cities and regions; Gurran N, Hulse K, Pill M, Dodson J, Dowling R, Gilbert C; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Ltd/Research Grant.
  • Strategic planning, �City Deals� and affordable housing; Pill M, Gurran N, Phibbs P, Dodson J, Taylora E, Gilbert C; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Ltd/Research Grant.

2017

  • Co-Producing Responses to 'Crisis' - Informal accommodation and vulnerable households in metropolitan Sydney: the scale, drivers and policy responses; Gurran N, Pill M, Phibbs P, Maalsen S, Alizadeh T, Iveson K; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

2015

  • Collaborative governance in cities under austerity: an eight-case comparative study; Davies J, Sullivan H, Gleeson B, Blanco I, Keil R, Hamel P, Chorianopoulos I, Gaynor N, Pill M, Griggs S, Howarth D, O'Brien P; Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)/Project Grant.

2012

  • Research Fellowship at Cardiff School of Planning and Geography (CPlan); Pill M.
  • Scoping the Collaborative Potential: Welsh Higher Education and Social Enterprise; Pill M; Higher Education Funding Council/Wales Strategic Insights Programme.

2010

  • Neighbourhood Management in Westminster; Pill M; University of Westminster/Research Grant.
  • Neighbourhood Management: Development of an Assessment Framework; Pill M; Welsh Government/New Ideas Social Research Fund.

2008

  • Bursary to attend the Joint Congress of American and European planning schools; Pill M; Association of European Schools of Planning Young Academics Network/Travel Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Pill, M. (2018). Philanthropic Foundations in the City Policy Process: A Perspective on Policy Capacity from the United States. In W. Xun, M. Howlett and M. Ramesh (Eds.), Policy Capacity and Governance: Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice, (pp. 313-335). Cham: Palgrave. [More Information]

Journals

  • Pill, M. (2018). Embedding in the City? Locating Civil Society in the Philanthropy of Place. Community Development Journal, In Press, 1-18. [More Information]
  • Pill, M., Guarneros-Meza, V. (2018). Local governance under austerity: hybrid organisations and hybrid officers. Policy and Politics, In Press, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Pill, M., Guarneros-Meza, V. (2018). The Complexities of Local Governance Under Austerity: Hybridity as Process And Practice. Policy and Politics. [More Information]
  • Pill, M. (2016). Book review: Locating localism: statecraft, citizenship and democracy. Urban Geography, 38(4), 628-630. [More Information]
  • Bailey, N., Pill, M. (2015). Can the state empower communities through localism? An evaluation of recent approaches to neighbourhood governance in England. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33(2), 289-304. [More Information]
  • Pugalis, L., Liddle, J., Deas, I., Bailey, N., Pill, M., Green, C., Pearson, C., Reeve, A., Shipley, R., Manns, J., et al (2014). Regeneration beyond austerity: A collective viewpoint. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 7(2), 188-197.
  • Bailey, N., Pill, M. (2014). The Potential for Neighbourhood Regeneration in a Period of Austerity: Changing forms of Neighbourhood Governance in Two Cities. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 7(2), 150-163.
  • Pill, M., Bailey, N. (2012). Community Empowerment or a Strategy of Containment? Evaluating Neighbourhood Governance in the City of Westminster. Local Government Studies, 38(6), 731-751. [More Information]
  • Davies, J., Pill, M. (2012). Empowerment or Abandonment? Prospects for Neighbourhood Revitalization under the Big Society. Public Money and Management, 32(3), 193-200. [More Information]
  • Davies, J., Pill, M. (2012). Hollowing Out Neighbourhood Governance? Rescaling Revitalization in Baltimore and Bristol. Urban Studies, 49(10), 2199-2217.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2012). Location, Location..Employment? Understanding Welsh Graduate Mobility Over Time. Welsh Economic Review, 23, 25-29.
  • Pill, M. (2012). Neighbourhood Initiatives in Wales and England: Shifting Purposes and Changing Scales. People, Place and Policy Online, 6(2), 76-89. [More Information]
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Stay, Leave or Return? Patterns of Welsh Graduate Mobility. People, Place and Policy Online, 5(3), 135-148. [More Information]
  • Bailey, N., Pill, M. (2011). The Continuing Popularity of the Neighbourhood and Neighbourhood Governance in the Transition from the 'Big State' to the 'Big Society' Paradigm. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(5), 927-942. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Pill, M. (2017). Baltimore: Collaboration in Governing (Two) Cities in 'Crisis'. Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) Conference 2017, De Montfort University: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
  • Pill, M. (2016). Anchors & Foundations: Convening Elites in Urban Governance. Australian Political Science Association, Sydney.
  • Pill, M. (2015). Non-State Organisations in the City Policy Process: a Perspective from the US. 2nd International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP 2015), Milan: International Public Policy Association (IPPA).
  • Pill, M. (2015). The Complexities of Urban Austerity Governance: Hybridity as Practice. The Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2015 (APSA), Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Australian Political Science Association (APSA).
  • Pill, M. (2014). Collaborative Governance under Austerity: The Case of Cardiff. City Futures III (UAA and EURA) Conference, Paris.
  • Pill, M. (2014). Embedding in the City: The Role of Philanthropic Foundations in Urban Governance. City Futures III (UAA and EURA) Conference, Paris.
  • Pill, M. (2013). Civil Society Stepping into the Breach? The View from Queen's Park. Policy and Politics Conference, Bristol.
  • Pill, M. (2013). The Sub-Local Impacts of Localism: Evidence from Two Local Authority Areas. 63rd Political Studies Association Annual Conference: The Party's Over?, Cardiff: Political Studies Association.
  • Pill, M. (2013). Urban governance when austerity is the norm: the role of philanthropic foundations in Baltimore. Interrogating Urban Crisis: Governance Contestation and Critique, Leicester: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
  • Pill, M. (2012). Re-purposing neighbourhood governance: empowerment or abandonment? RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012, Edinburgh.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Push and Pull: Understanding Welsh Graduate Employment and Migration. 40th Annual Conference and Inaugural Doctorul Colloquium, Cardiff.
  • Pill, M. (2011). Re-purposing Neighbourhood Governance in its Complex and Shifting Context: A Study of the City of Westminster. 6th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis: Discursive Spaces. Politics, Practices and Power, Cardiff.

Report

  • Pill, M. (2016). Collaborative Governance Under Austerity Working Paper 11.
  • Pill, M., Guarneros-Meza, V. (2016). Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: The Case of Cardiff.
  • Pill, M. (2015). Collaborative Governance Under Austerity Working Paper 3.

Research Reports

  • Pill, M. (2011). Neighbourhood Management: Development of an Assessment Framework, (pp. 1 - 63). Cardiff, United Kingdom: School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Stay, Leave or Return? Understanding Welsh Graduate Mobility, WISERD/WPS/005, (pp. 4 - 30). Cardiff, United Kingdom: Cardiff University.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Welsh Graduate Mobility, (pp. 1 - 103). Cardiff, United Kingdom: Cardiff University.
  • Pill, M., Bailey, N. (2010). Neighbourhood management in Westminster?, London, United Kingdom: University of Westminster Press.

2018

  • Pill, M. (2018). Embedding in the City? Locating Civil Society in the Philanthropy of Place. Community Development Journal, In Press, 1-18. [More Information]
  • Pill, M., Guarneros-Meza, V. (2018). Local governance under austerity: hybrid organisations and hybrid officers. Policy and Politics, In Press, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Pill, M. (2018). Philanthropic Foundations in the City Policy Process: A Perspective on Policy Capacity from the United States. In W. Xun, M. Howlett and M. Ramesh (Eds.), Policy Capacity and Governance: Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice, (pp. 313-335). Cham: Palgrave. [More Information]
  • Pill, M., Guarneros-Meza, V. (2018). The Complexities of Local Governance Under Austerity: Hybridity as Process And Practice. Policy and Politics. [More Information]

2017

  • Pill, M. (2017). Baltimore: Collaboration in Governing (Two) Cities in 'Crisis'. Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) Conference 2017, De Montfort University: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

2016

  • Pill, M. (2016). Anchors & Foundations: Convening Elites in Urban Governance. Australian Political Science Association, Sydney.
  • Pill, M. (2016). Book review: Locating localism: statecraft, citizenship and democracy. Urban Geography, 38(4), 628-630. [More Information]
  • Pill, M. (2016). Collaborative Governance Under Austerity Working Paper 11.
  • Pill, M., Guarneros-Meza, V. (2016). Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: The Case of Cardiff.

2015

  • Bailey, N., Pill, M. (2015). Can the state empower communities through localism? An evaluation of recent approaches to neighbourhood governance in England. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33(2), 289-304. [More Information]
  • Pill, M. (2015). Collaborative Governance Under Austerity Working Paper 3.
  • Pill, M. (2015). Non-State Organisations in the City Policy Process: a Perspective from the US. 2nd International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP 2015), Milan: International Public Policy Association (IPPA).
  • Pill, M. (2015). The Complexities of Urban Austerity Governance: Hybridity as Practice. The Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2015 (APSA), Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Australian Political Science Association (APSA).

2014

  • Pill, M. (2014). Collaborative Governance under Austerity: The Case of Cardiff. City Futures III (UAA and EURA) Conference, Paris.
  • Pill, M. (2014). Embedding in the City: The Role of Philanthropic Foundations in Urban Governance. City Futures III (UAA and EURA) Conference, Paris.
  • Pugalis, L., Liddle, J., Deas, I., Bailey, N., Pill, M., Green, C., Pearson, C., Reeve, A., Shipley, R., Manns, J., et al (2014). Regeneration beyond austerity: A collective viewpoint. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 7(2), 188-197.
  • Bailey, N., Pill, M. (2014). The Potential for Neighbourhood Regeneration in a Period of Austerity: Changing forms of Neighbourhood Governance in Two Cities. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 7(2), 150-163.

2013

  • Pill, M. (2013). Civil Society Stepping into the Breach? The View from Queen's Park. Policy and Politics Conference, Bristol.
  • Pill, M. (2013). The Sub-Local Impacts of Localism: Evidence from Two Local Authority Areas. 63rd Political Studies Association Annual Conference: The Party's Over?, Cardiff: Political Studies Association.
  • Pill, M. (2013). Urban governance when austerity is the norm: the role of philanthropic foundations in Baltimore. Interrogating Urban Crisis: Governance Contestation and Critique, Leicester: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

2012

  • Pill, M., Bailey, N. (2012). Community Empowerment or a Strategy of Containment? Evaluating Neighbourhood Governance in the City of Westminster. Local Government Studies, 38(6), 731-751. [More Information]
  • Davies, J., Pill, M. (2012). Empowerment or Abandonment? Prospects for Neighbourhood Revitalization under the Big Society. Public Money and Management, 32(3), 193-200. [More Information]
  • Davies, J., Pill, M. (2012). Hollowing Out Neighbourhood Governance? Rescaling Revitalization in Baltimore and Bristol. Urban Studies, 49(10), 2199-2217.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2012). Location, Location..Employment? Understanding Welsh Graduate Mobility Over Time. Welsh Economic Review, 23, 25-29.
  • Pill, M. (2012). Neighbourhood Initiatives in Wales and England: Shifting Purposes and Changing Scales. People, Place and Policy Online, 6(2), 76-89. [More Information]
  • Pill, M. (2012). Re-purposing neighbourhood governance: empowerment or abandonment? RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012, Edinburgh.

2011

  • Pill, M. (2011). Neighbourhood Management: Development of an Assessment Framework, (pp. 1 - 63). Cardiff, United Kingdom: School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Push and Pull: Understanding Welsh Graduate Employment and Migration. 40th Annual Conference and Inaugural Doctorul Colloquium, Cardiff.
  • Pill, M. (2011). Re-purposing Neighbourhood Governance in its Complex and Shifting Context: A Study of the City of Westminster. 6th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis: Discursive Spaces. Politics, Practices and Power, Cardiff.
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Stay, Leave or Return? Patterns of Welsh Graduate Mobility. People, Place and Policy Online, 5(3), 135-148. [More Information]
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Stay, Leave or Return? Understanding Welsh Graduate Mobility, WISERD/WPS/005, (pp. 4 - 30). Cardiff, United Kingdom: Cardiff University.
  • Bailey, N., Pill, M. (2011). The Continuing Popularity of the Neighbourhood and Neighbourhood Governance in the Transition from the 'Big State' to the 'Big Society' Paradigm. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(5), 927-942. [More Information]
  • Bristow, G., Pill, M., Davies, R., Drinkwater, S. (2011). Welsh Graduate Mobility, (pp. 1 - 103). Cardiff, United Kingdom: Cardiff University.

2010

  • Pill, M., Bailey, N. (2010). Neighbourhood management in Westminster?, London, United Kingdom: University of Westminster Press.

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