Rachel Ashworth has been Dean at Cardiff Business School since September 2018. Her priorities in this role are to embed the School’s Public Value strategy; enhance the student and staff experience; create space for research, agency and innovation; and, as the first female Dean of the School, actively promote equality and inclusion. Rachel is also a Professor in Public Services Management and her research can be viewed in relation to four key themes: organizational and institutional change in the public sector; scrutiny and accountability in public services, equality and diversity in public services and public service performance.
She has published in journals including Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Public Administration, Policy and Politics and Public Management Review. She recently co-edited ‘Theorising Contemporary Public Management Research: International and Comparative Perspectives’, a special issue of the British Journal of Management and also co-edited ‘Public Service Improvement: Theories and Evidence’ (Oxford University Press, 2010).