Book Launch: Wicked Problems in Public Policy

Professor Brian Head is a leading expert in research on public management, governance, social issues and environmental policy. With his extensive experience working across senior roles in government, universities and the nongovernmental sector, Brian is committed to building closer links between research and policy.

Wicked Problems in Public Policy offers the first overview of the research on ‘wicked problems’, which are often seen as complex, open-ended, and intractable. Typically, both the nature of the ‘problems’ and the preferred ‘solutions’ are strongly contested. In this book, Professor Head contextualises the debate using examples from a wide range of social, economic and environmental areas to develop new insights about better solutions, and thus gain broad stakeholder acceptance for shared strategies for tackling ‘wicked problems.’

Join us on to hear more from Brian and other colleagues on Wicked Problems, followed by an informal discussion. Food and drinks will then be served in the Atrium from 5:45.

Book Launch: Wicked Problems in Public Policy

Thu 2 Jun 2022 4:45pm7:00pm


Room 275, Global Change Institute Building (20)


Jennifer Rumbell
(07) 3443 3118