Department of Public Administration and Management

Ms M Rolland

College of Economic and Management Sciences
School of Public and Operations Management
Department: Public Administration and Management
Lecturer
Tel: 012 4294362
E-mail: engelmm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

MComm (Stellenbosch University) 

Fields of academic interests

Research Focus Areas  

Ms Rolland forms part of the research focus area “Knowledge and methods of Public Administration”. Her research focuses on improving the relevance, influence, quality and integrity of Public Administration research, has crystallised in the following three research streams:

  • Improved throughput, relevance and influence of M&D research at Unisa
  • Relevant research design with a specific focus on research ethics
  • The understanding of the influence of the national and international higher education context on relevant PA research

As part of fuelling her need for knowledge in the Public Administration subject field, her research focuses the study of innovation in government, more specifically at local government level. Her focus falls on co-production in the public sector, social innovation, change management and public participation processes. She also has a big passion for student support and tutoring.

Books

Contributor to Books

  • 2015. South African Goevrnance. Oxford University Press. (Edited by Prof. E Schwella)
  • 2014. Funding Good and Spending Well: The Realities and Opportunities of Local Government. SunMedia. (Edited by Dr D Brand)

Paper presentations

International Conferences

  • 2016. Smart ID Cards – An Innovative Co-Production Initiative. Paper delivered at the 2016 IIAS Conference of Co-Production of Public Services Study Group Conference, Tampere, Finland, 13-14 June 2016.
  • 2015. Co-Production in Education – Shaping a Better Future. Paper delivered at the 2015 IIAS Conference of Co-Production of Public Services Study Group Conference, Neijmegen, Netherlands, 8-9 June 2015.

Domestic Conferences

  • 2015. Co-Production in Education – Shaping a Better Future. Paper delivered at the Strengthening of Constitutional Democracy: The Role of Provincial/Regional and Local Government: Co-Producing Quality Governance through Innovation. Stellenbosch University, 19-21 July 2015.
  • 2014. Sustaining Administrative Effectiveness After Municipal Elections Through Change Management. Paper delivered at the 14th Annual Winelands Conference. Stellenbosch University, 14-16 March 2014.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Student Support Award: College of Economic and Management Sciences, Unisa (2016)

Other

Marleen Rolland is currently a PhD research candidate.