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Dr. Mary-Lee Rhodes

Assistant Professor (Business & Administrative Studies)
ARAS AN PHIARSAIGH

Research Associate (International Integration Studies (IIIS))


Dr. ML Rhodes is the Director of Undergraduate Teaching & Learning in the School of Business in Trinity College Dublin and the Deputy Director of Trinity Haus, a multi-disciplinary research Institute in Trinity College. Her research interests and publications span public, non-profit and private management topics with an integrating emphasis on the use of complex systems theory and models to explore organisational and institutional performance in housing systems and public management. She has published articles in a range of academic journals including Public Management Review, Policy & Society, Int'l Public Management Journal, Policy & Politics, Voluntas and Int'l Journal of Housing Policy. Her most recent book, Public Management & Complexity Theory: Richer Decision Making in Public Services was published by Routledge in 2011. She is on the Board of the International Research Society for Publiic Management and a member of the interest group on complex governance networks in the American Society for Public Administration. She teaches services operations and management at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and public management and systems design at graduate level. Her current research is in the area of social impact, well-being and urban management - working with a network of research partners around Europe funded by the EU COST Office. In addition to her academic interests, Dr. Rhodes is involved in several public, non-profit and social entrepreneurial organisations at Board level with a focus on research and service innovation. She is currently on the Board of the Housing Finance Agency and has recently been appointed to the Interim Regulatory Committee for Social Housing in Ireland. Prior to these appointments she had served as the Chairman of Simon Communities Ireland, as a Board member and Chair of the Service Subcommittee for Cluid Housing Association, and as a member of the strategic sub-committee of Clann Credo, Ireland's leading social finance organisation.
  Complexity Theory   Housing policy, homelessness   IRISH HOUSING SYSTEM   LIveable Cities   SOCIAL HOUSING   Smart Cities   public management   
COST TU1204: People-friendly Cities in a Data-rich World
HEA Research Grant: "Towards Richer Decision-Making"
Non-profit Housing in Ireland
Research Support Grant for application to Marie Curie Funding
The Changing Role of Nonprofit Housing Organisations in Ireland

Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
German Medium Basic Basic
Spanish Basic Basic Medium
Details Date From Date To
American Academy of Management 1999 2003
American Society of Public Administration 2011 current
European Network of Housing Researchers 2000 2008
INFORMS 1999 2002
International Research Society for Public Management 2004 current
International Society for Third-sector Research 2009 current
Rhodes, ML, Creating Smart and Liveable Cities in Europe: The Case of Dublin, Ireland, IRSPM XVIII, Ottowa, Canada, 8-11 April, 2014, 2014, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Rhodes, ML and Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Hybridity and Social Entrepreneurship in Social Housing in Ireland, Voluntas, (January), 2014, Notes: [DOI: 10.1007/s11266-013-9421-2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Meek, J. and Rhodes, ML, Decision making in complex public service systems: Features and dynamics, Emergence: Complexity & Organization , 16, (1), 2014, p24 - 41, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jack Meek & ML Rhodes, Decision Making in Complex Public Service Systems: Features & Dynamics, American Society for Public Administration, New Orleans, LA, 15-19 March, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
ML Rhodes & Joanne Murphy, Boundaries in Public Management: A CAS Perspective, XVII IRSPM Conference, Prague, CZ, 10-12 April, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
John Dunne & ML Rhodes, The Management of Evaluation in Complex Policy Systems, XVII IRSPM Conference, Prague, CZ, 10-12 April, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Jack Meek, ML Rhodes, Joanne Murphy, Leadership Approaches in Complex Systems, COMPACT II, La Verne, CA, 5-8 June, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Advancing Public Service Governance Theory in, editor(s)P.K. Marks, Frank Boon & Lasse Gerrits , COMPACT Proceedings, Arizona, NM, Emergent Publications, 2012, pp251 - 275, [ML Rhodes], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Innovation in Complex Public Service Systems in, editor(s)Stephen P. Osborne & Louise Brown , Handbook of Innovation in Public Services, UK, Edward Elgar , 2012, ppChapter 22 , [ML Rhodes], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
ML Rhodes & Gemma Donnelly-Cox, What's in a Name? Social Entrepreneurship and Hybridity in Social Housing in Ireland, 4th Int'l Social Innovation Research Conference, Univ. of Birmingham, 12-14 Sep, 2012, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
  

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Rhodes, ML, Measuring Social Impact: Looking for Inspiration, Northern Ireland Voluntary Action Futures: Research Agendas, NI Council for Voluntary Action, 8 March, 2013, Uinv. of Ulster, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, TSRC, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
ML Rhodes, Smart Cities, Smarter Citizens, 5th Annual Conference of Assocation for Chinese Studies in Ireland, Univeristy College Dublin, Sep 8, 2012, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
ML Rhodes, What's in a Name? Researching Role & Performance in Hybrid Organisations, Social Enterprise Invited Speaker Series, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 18 April, 2012, Faculty of Business & Economics, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
ML Rhodes, Understanding Homelessness, Invited Speaker Series, Southern Cross University, Coolangatta, Brisbane, Australia, 28 March, 2012, Southern Cross University, Research Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Work, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
ML Rhodes, Non-profit organisations and Complex Systems: The case of 'Front Line', FENIX programme seminar, Dublin, Ireland, 10 May, 2011, IDEELL ARENA and Trinity Centre for Nonprofit Management, Notes: [THE 'FENIX' PROGRAMME IS SPONSORED BY IDEELL ARENA FOR SENIOR SWEDISH NONPROFIT SECTOR MANAGERS - STRATEGY FOR NONPROFIT ORGANISATIONS, 3 MODULES, TWO AT STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, ONE IN TCD.], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
ML Rhodes, What's in a Name? Measuring Performance in Hybrid Organisations, Queens University Seminar Series, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 20 May , 2011, School of Business, Queens Univ Belfast, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Kevin Magee and ML Rhodes, Estimate of Potential Costs in Irish Public Expenditure in 2009 arising from Waste, Fraud & Error, Dublin, Ireland, SAS Ireland, Feb, 2011, Report, PRESENTED
Housing in, editor(s)Susannah Kingston , Aspirations for Ireland: A New Way Forward, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland, Columba Press, 2010, [ML Rhodes], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Organising Systems and Levels in, editor(s)Litton, Frank, Tony Farmar and Frank Scott-Lennon , Ideas at Work: Essays in honour of Geoffrey MacKechnie, Dublin, Ireland, A&A Farmar, 2005, pp253 - 271, [Mary Lee Rhodes], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Rhodes, ML, Value for Money Audit on the Waiting List Initiative: reference partner report on the preliminary phase, 2002, Report, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Best Paper in Stream: Irish Management Conference 2004
Snow Foundation Award for Best Case or Simulation in Collaborative Nonprofit Management May 2013
My research is aimed at understanding the nature of societal well-being and the role of governance and public service systems in urban management. Specific research topics include: defining and measuring social impact, modelling complex public service systems, processes of value co-creation and analytics for public service managers. Doctoral research projects currently under supervision include work on performance measurement in healthcare and policy-change processes. Vacancies for high-calibre PhD students exist in the following areas: . Co-creation processes in collaborative urbanism (see COST TU1204 project) . Indicators and drivers of well-being in urban environments . Hybrid organisations in housing / homeless service sectors . Measures of risk and return in Social Investment markets . Analytics for public service managers