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Hanne Foss Hansen

Hanne Foss Hansen


Research and Teaching Fields: 

Public organisation and administration, governance, evaluation, evidence-based practice, higher educational policy, research policy, university organisation.

Member of the following research groups at the department:

Public Administration and Policy, Center for Results, Effects, Measurement and Evaluation (CREME) and Crisis Management: Administrative Policies and Public Organisation in Times of Austerity .

Member of a Nordic research group working on the project “Effects of changes in leadership and management structures in Nordic higher education”.

Academic contributions

My most important academic contributions have been to increase our knowledge on public sector change and reform in relation to overall administrative policies as well as to reforms in higher education  especially in relation to evaluation, quality assurance and mergers. Most of my work in this area has been conducted from a comparative Scandinavian perspective. Further my work has contributed to increase our knowledge on evaluation practices as well as methodologies to develop evidence-based policy and practice.

Contributions outside academia

Outside academia I have participated in advisory activities in relation to evaluation and quality assurance practices in public organisations in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the OECD.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Academic Leadership in the Nordic Countries: Patterns of Gender Equality

    Pinheiro, R., Geschwind, L., Hansen, H. F. & Pekkola, E. 2015 Women's Voices in Management: Identifying Innovative and Responsible Solutions. Syna, H. D. & Costea, C-E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 15-33

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  2. Published

    Excellence and Growth dynamics: A Comparative study of the Matthew effect

    Langfeldt, L., Benner, M., Sivertsen, G., Kristiansen, E. H., Aksnes, D. W., Borlaug, S. B., Hansen, H. F., Kallerud, E. & Pelkonen, A. 20 Jan 2015 In : Science and Public Policy. 42, 5, p. 661-675 15 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Organisation of evidence-based knowledge production: Evidence hierarchies and evidence typologies

    Hansen, H. F. Mar 2014 In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 42, Suppl 13, p. 11-17 7 p., 2

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    'Quality agencies': the development of regulating and mediating organizations in Scandinavian higher education

    Hansen, H. F. 2014 Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe: New Constellations in European Research and Higher Education Governance. Chou, M-H. & Gornitzka, Å. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated, p. 188-218

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  5. Published

    Systemic evaluation governance. New logics in the Development of organsational fields

    Hansen, H. F. 2013 In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration. 16, 3, p. 47-64

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    NPM in Scandinavia

    Hansen, H. F. 2011 The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management. Christensen, T. & Lægreid, P. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 113-129

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  7. Published

    Choosing evaluation models: a discussion on evaluation design

    Foss Hansen, H. 2005 In : Evaluation. 11, 4, p. 449-464

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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