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Dr Janice Dudley

Janice Dudley

Janice Dudley is Associate Dean Accreditation in the School of Management and Governance at Murdoch University. Between 2013 and 2015 she was Associate Dean Learning and Teaching. Prior to the formation of the School of Management and Governance, she was Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She was a member of Academic Council – the University's academic board – between 2010 and 2015, and Deputy President in 2012. She was elected to the Murdoch University Senate in November 2012.

She is the coordinator of Murdoch University's award winning Parliamentary and Public Sector Internship Program (the Internship received an Australian Learning and Teaching Citation (ALTC) in 2009 for Excellence in Enhancing Learning), and has taught Australian politics and government, and environmental politics at Murdoch University in the Politics and International Studies Program.

Her expertise includes issues of democracy, governance and citizenship; Australian government and politics; sustainability, environmental politics; and higher education policy. Her research focuses upon higher education policy and governance.

Between January 2002 and June 2003 she was Principal Policy Officer in the Citizens and Civics Policy Unit (CCU) of the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet where she had principal responsibility for community consultation initiatives and consultative capacity building. She was a member of the team which developed the CCU consultation guide Consulting Citizens: A Resource Guide and, in association with the Institute for Public Administration Australia (IPAA), undertook a series of professional development seminar workshops for the public sector entitled New Ideas in Community Consultation. She was responsible for the development of the CCU's second consultation guide Consulting Citizens - Planning for Success, and also the CCU's Consultations Reference Group – an across agency reference group focused upon the Government's whole of government community consultation agenda. She also advised a range of government agencies on community consultation planning and practice.

Her community work includes membership of the Advisory Board of the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia and community representative on the Legal Costs Committee. For around 15 years since the early 1990s she was an active participant in all aspects of the Schools Constitutional Convention Program (currently under the auspices of the Constitutional Centre of WA). Between 1997 and 2010 she has made a number of contributions to the teaching of Politics and Law in Western Australia including membership of the Politics and Legal Studies Syllabus Committee (1997-2006); Final Checker, Politics and Legal Studies Yr 12 TEE Examination Paper (1997-2001); and Independent Reviewer - Politics and Legal Studies Year 12 Examination Paper (2005-2010). In 2004 she was Chair of the Curriculum Council's Post Compulsory Politics and Law Course of Study Reference Group.