Clare FitzGerald

Clare FitzGerald


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Research interests (short)

I am a theory-driven, mixed-methods researcher who explores how organisations independently and collectively deliver public value with a particular interest in the constraining and enabling powers of law, rules and regulations, and administrative practices. My work has been published in top public administration, public management and public policy journals. 

Biographical details

My name is Clare J FitzGerald. I am a Lecturer in Management & Organization at King's College London (KCL). Prior to joining the faculty at KCL, I was as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government. I am a proud graduate of North Carolina State University, where I completed my PhD and Master’s in Public Administration.

My research has been funded by United Kingdom Research & Innovation Economic and Social Research Council (Optimising Outcomes from Procurement and Partnering for COVID-19 and Beyond). I have co-led commissioned evaluations for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (Evaluation of the Life Chances Fund) and the UK Home Office (Evaluation of the Trusted Relationships Programme). 

I am also the recipient of a 2017 Innovations in American Government Award Bright Ideas from the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for the mobile application iThrive. My research has been published and presented in a range of journals and conferences including: 

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

  • Disasters

  • International Research Society for Public Management

  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis

  • Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs

  • Public Management Research Conference

  • Public Management Review

  • Public Money & Management


Right now, I'm working on a short book exploring public service contracting under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Public Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Understanding performance information use by nonprofit executives, North Carolina State University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016


  • JS Local government Municipal government
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HJ Public Finance
  • JA Political science (General)
  • JF Political institutions (General)


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