Professor Head is the Program Leader for Policy Analysis at the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland. He joined the Institute in 2007 after holding senior roles in government, academia and the non-government sector. Prior to 2003 he held senior executive positions in five Queensland Government agencies including roles in policy development, public sector reform, inter-governmental program negotiation, organisational evaluation, public sector standards, and management education. He has undertaken consultancies on program evaluation, policy review, organizational performance, and good governance processes for governmental, academic and NGO bodies. Professor Head is a national fellow of three professional bodies and is a board member of two professional associations. He is the author or editor of several books and numerous articles on public management and social policy issues. His major interests are evidence-based policy, program evaluation, early intervention and prevention approaches, collaboration and consultation, service delivery, accountability and leadership. He is committed to building closer relations between the academic, governmental and NGO sectors.