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Associate Professor Michael Paddon

Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures

BA (Hons) (Camb), MA (Essex), MA (Camb)

Email: Michael.Paddon@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 4950
Fax: +61 2 9514 4941
Room: CB10.11.13 (map)
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Biography

Mick Paddon has joined ISF from UTS's Centre for Local Government. Originally trained in economics and the social sciences he has particular expertise in innovative approaches to strategic, integrated and sustainable development and the economic, social and political impacts of organisational change focussing on the public sector and public services and utilities. He has over twenty years experience of working as an academic and policy adviser to governments at local, state and national levels in Australia, the UK and throughout Asia, to international bodies, including the UN and ILO, and to national and international NGOs. In the past five years he has worked on international projects of evaluation and capacity building in Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam leading teams of international and local advisers and researchers.
He has worked in four Universities in Australia, including several years as Director of the Public Sector Research Centre (PSRC) at the University of New South Wales.
Prior to coming to Australia he headed a national association of local government in the UK and worked for local government's main advisory and resource organisation after several years leading research in innovative councils and council organisations. He has also researched and taught in four UK Universities.

Research

Research areas
  • Cities and buildings
  • International Development
  • Local government
  • Social dimensions of sustainability

Research supervision: Yes

Publications

Project reports

Herriman, E.J., Razian, H., Moore, D.D., Ross, K.E., Downes, J. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Logan, QLD', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-75.

Paddon, M., Partridge, E.Y., Sharpe, S.A., Moore, D.D. & Ross, K.E. 2013, 'The economic, social and environmental implications of population growth in Australian cities', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-88.

Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D., Ross, K.E. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Palmerston, NT', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-72.

Ross, K.E., Mikhailovich, N., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Lower Hunter, NSW', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-70.

Sharpe, S.A., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Green Square, NSW', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-51.

Sharpe, S.A., Ross, K.E., Moore, D.D., Partridge, E.Y. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Melton, VIC', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-64.

Carrard, N.R., Paddon, M., Willetts, J.R. & Moore, D.D. 2012, 'Poverty dimensions of water and sanitation services and climate vulnerability in Can Tho City', [prepared for CSIRO], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-42.
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Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D., Sharpe, S.A. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Mandurah, WA', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-65.

Herriman, E.J., Sharpe, S.A., Moore, D.D., Ross, K.E., Partridge, E.Y. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Playford, SA', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-56.

Paddon, M. & Herriman, E.J. 2012, 'Community indicators for the City of Sydney: Developing a framework', [prepared for A presentation made to the City of Sydney Community Indicators - Stakeholder Workshop], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Customs House, Sydney, pp. 1-1.

Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Kingborough, Tasmania', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-61.

Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Townsville, QLD', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-57.

Sharpe, S.A., Partridge, E.Y., Paddon, M., Moore, D.D. & Lederwasch, A.J. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Blacktown, NSW', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-51.

Rutovitz, J., Ison, N.M., Langham, E. & Paddon, M. 2011, 'Electrical trades in the green economy: analysis of the NSW energy sector to 2020', [prepared for Electrical Trades Union and the National Electrical and Communications], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-60.
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Asker, S.A., Boronyak, L.J., Carrard, N.R. & Paddon, M. 2010, 'Effective community based tourism: a best practice manual', [prepared for APEC Tourism Working Group], Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, Gold Coast, Australia.
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Daly, J.G., Glassmire, J., Langham, E. & Paddon, M. 2010, 'Clean technology applications in tourism accommodation', [prepared for Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre], Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, Griffith, pp. 1-184.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R., Retamal, M.L., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Paddon, M., Do Xuan Thuy, D., Nguyen Hieu Trung, T. & Mitchell, C.A. 2010, 'Cost effectiveness and sustainability of sanitation options: A case study of South Can Tho - Technical Report', Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-49.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R., Retamal, M.L., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Paddon, M., Do Xuan Thuy, D., Nguyen Hieu Trung, T. & Mitchell, C.A. 2010, 'Selecting sanitation options: A case study of South Can Tho - Technical report', [prepared for Can Tho City], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-50.
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Paddon, M., Carrard, N.R., Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y. & Willetts, J.R. 2007, 'Developing City Development Strategies (CDS) for Vietnamese cities: a guide to assist city leaders', [prepared for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and Organizational Capacity Development (OCD), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-138.
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Paddon, M. 2004, 'Paths for women in local government: National figures and local successes', University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, pp. 1-35.
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Paddon, M. 2001, 'Social and Labour Consequences of Decentralization and Privatization of Municipal Services: The Cases of Australia and New Zealand', [prepared for International Labour Office], International Labour Office, Geneva, pp. i-vi-1-43.
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Paddon, M. 2000, 'Best value in England and Wales: the experiences of four pilot councils and the national implementation agencies', [prepared for Department of Infrastructure, Victoria], Department of Infrastructure, Victoria, Melbourne.

Paddon, M., Ewer, P. & Skilros, K. 2000, 'The Other Face of Globalisation', [prepared for Australian Council of Trade Unions], Australian Council of Trade Unions, Melbourne, pp. 1-18.

Paddon, M. 1999, 'An assessment of the impact of national competition policy on rural and regional NSW', [prepared for Department of State and Regional Development, NSW], Department of State and Regional Development, NSW, Sydney.

Paddon, M. & Ranald, P.M. 1999, 'The impact of changes in government policy and forms of service delivery on women employees and users of services', [prepared for Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission], Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Sydney.

de Lucas, L., Plane, P., Paddon, M., Hall, D., Saravia, E., Martin, B. & White, N. 1998, 'Labour and social dimensions of privatization and restructuring - public utilities: water, gas, electricity.', [prepared for International Labour Organization], International Labour Organization, Geneva, pp. 43-108.
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Paddon, M. & Vromen, A. 1998, 'Care in Crisis: The effects of funding changes on local government sponsored child care', Public Sector Research Centre, Sydney.

Paddon, M. 1998, 'Local government childcare', [prepared for Australian Services Union], Australian Services Union, Melbourne.

Paddon, M. 1998, 'Update to restructuring and privatisation of water, electricity and gas utilities in the Asia Pacific', [prepared for International Labour Organization], International Labour Organization, Geneva.

Paddon, M. 1997, 'APEC and Electricity Privatisation', [prepared for Public Services International], Public Services International.

Paddon, M. 1997, 'Competitive Tendering in Welfare Services', [prepared for Community Services Australia], Community Services Australia.

Paddon, M. 1997, 'Privatisation of Electricity in the Asia Pacific Region', [prepared for Public Services International], Public Services International.

Paddon, M. 1997, 'Privatisation of Water in the Asia Pacific Region', [prepared for Public Services International], Public Services International.

Paddon, M. 1997, 'Restructuring and Privatisation of Water, Electricity and Gas Utilities in the Asia Pacific', [prepared for International Labour Organisation], International Labour Organisation, Geneva.

Paddon, M. & Thorowgood, R. 1996, 'Competitive Tendering and Contracting Out by Local Government in NSW', [prepared for NSW Department of Local Government], NSW Department of Local Government, Sydney, pp. 1-42.
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Paddon, M. 1996, 'Contracting Out and Competitive Tendering : a Strategic Manual', [prepared for Community and Public Services Union - State Public Services Federation], Community and Public Services Union - State Public Services Federation, Sydney.

Paddon, M. 1994, 'Commercial Support Program Verification Project', [prepared for Department of Defence], Department of Defence, Canberra.

Paddon, M. 1993, 'Competitive Tendering in UK Local Government', [prepared for Commonwealth Secretariat], Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Paddon, M. 1989, 'A Strategy for CCT in Refuse Collection and Street Cleaning Services', [prepared for UK Public Sector Unions], UK Public Sector Unions, London.

Paddon, M. 1989, 'Guide to CIPFA Code of Practice on Compulsory Competition', [prepared for UK public sector unions], UK public sector unions, London.

Paddon, M. 1986, 'Homes and Jobs: Building for Future Needs', [prepared for Sheffield City Council], Sheffield City Council, Sheffield, England.

Paddon, M. 1984, 'Railway Electrification and Jobs', [prepared for Sheffield City Council], Sheffield City Council, Sheffield, England.

Paddon, M. 1984, 'Steel in Crisis', [prepared for Sheffield City Council], Sheffield City Council, Sheffield, England.

Conference papers

Willis, P.J. & Paddon, M. 2011, 'Panacea or snake oil? An examination of local government reform process in New South Wales', Local Government Researchers Forum 2011: Local Governance in Transition, University of Technology, Sydney, December 2011 in Proceedings of the Local Government Researchers Forum 2011: Local Governance in Transition, ed ACELG, ACELG (Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government), University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 1-12.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R., Retamal, M.L., Mitchell, C.A., Nguyen, H., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam, & Paddon, M. 2010, 'Cost-effectiveness analysis as a methodology to compare sanitation options in peri-urban Can Tho, Vietnam', IRC WASH Cost Symposium, Den Haag, Netherlands, November 2010 in Pumps, Pipes and Promises. Costs, Finances and Accountability for Sustainable WASH Services. A collection of papers from the IRC Symposium 2010., ed IRC, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], IRC (International Water and Sanitation Centre), Netherlands, pp. 144-159.
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Paddon, M. 1994, 'Evaluating the Federal Government's privatisation proposals', Aus-Ship '94 Seminar, Launceston, August 1994 in In Search of a Comprehensive Australian Shipping Policy, Australian Maritime College, Launceston.

Paddon, M. 1980, 'Housing, Construction and the State', Political Economy of Housing Workshop, London in Housing, Construction and the State, ed Paddon, M, Conference of Social Economists, London.

Journal articles

Willetts, J.R., Paddon, M., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Nguyen, H. & Carrard, N.R. 2013, 'Sustainability assessment of sanitation options in Vietnam: Planning with the future in mind', Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 262-268.

Carrard, N.R., Willetts, J.R., Mitchell, C.A., Paddon, M. & Retamal, M.L. 2011, 'Selecting sanitation solutions for Peri-urban areas: A case study of Can Tho, Vietnam', Water Practice & Technology, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1-19.
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Paddon, M., Pillora, S.D. & Herriman, E.J. 2010, 'Mission unaccomplished: the drive for sustainability', Government News, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 20-21.
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Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y. & Paddon, M. 2008, 'Planning for sustainability in NSW local government', Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-9.
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Paddon, M. 2003, 'Home based work', Local Government Manager, vol. 37, no. 2.

Paddon, M. 2000, 'International privatisation: learning lessons from the Asia Pacific', South African Labour Bulletin, vol. 24, no. 2.

Paddon, M. 1996, 'The private world of market politics', Australian Options, vol. 2, no. 5.

Paddon, M. 1991, 'Management buy-outs in local government', Local Government Studies, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 27-53.
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Paddon, M. & Etherington, D. 1991, 'The free local government initiative in Denmark: modernisation, innovation or control', Local Government Studies, vol. 17, no. 4.

Paddon, M. 1988, 'Who answers to whom?', The Surveyor, vol. 169, no. July.

Child, D. & Paddon, M. 1984, 'Sheffield: steelyard blues', Marxism Today, vol. 0, no. July, pp. 18-22.
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Paddon, M. & Butcher, G. 1979, 'The Banim St case: design and build', Architects Journal, vol. 0, no. April.

Paddon, M. & Cousins, J. 1974, 'Aspects of contradiction in regional policy', Regional Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 133-144.

Paddon, M. & Hawthorn, G. 1971, 'Work, the family and fertility', Human Relations, vol. 24, pp. 611-628.

Books

Paddon, M., Fairbrother, P.D. & Teicher, J. 2002, Privatisation, Globalisation and Labour: Studies from Australia, Federation Press, Sydney.
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Paddon, M. & Small, R. 1999, Competition: In whose interest? Socio-economic impacts of national competition policy, Public Sector Research Centre and Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Sydney.

Paddon, M. 1998, Contracting out and competitive tendering, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Sydney.

Paddon, M. & Cater, M. 1998, Shouldering the burden: the equity impact of micro-economic reform, Public Sector Research Centre, Sydney.

Paddon, M. & Thanki, R. 1995, Australia's Contracting Public Services: Critical Views of Contracting Out by the Public Sector, Public Sector Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney.

Paddon, M. & Johnson, M. 1995, Keeping our heads above water: Is privatisation of the New South Wales water industry inevitable?, Public Sector Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney.

Paddon, M. 1993, Going Public in Europe: A Guide to EC Public Procurement Directives, Association of Metropolitan Authorities and Local Government Management Board, London.

Paddon, M. 1988, The Case for a Comprehensive Construction Industry Bill, Association of Direct Labour Organisations, Manchester.

Paddon, M. & Other, A.N. 1986, Report of Formal Investigation of Housing in Rochdale, Commission for Racial Equality, London.

Paddon, M. 1982, Leyland Vehicles, Manchester Employment Research Group, Manchester.

Paddon, M. 1980, Direct Labour Under Attack, Conference of Social Economists, London.

Paddon, M. 1980, Hulme Crescents: Council Housing in the 1970s, Conference of Social Economists, Manchester.

Paddon, M. 1980, The Decline of Engineering Employment in Manchester, Manchester Employment Research Group, Manchester.

Paddon, M. 1978, Building With Direct Labour, Conference of Social Economists, London.

Paddon, M., Busfield, J. 1977, Thinking about Children, 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Book chapters

Paddon, M. 1989, 'The future of direct labour organisations' in Kisanga, Aida (eds), A Brick in Time, South East Economic Development Strategy Association, London.

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