Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Contact Details

Phone: (64)-4-4635307
Fax: (64)-4-4635454


Michael is Director of the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) and is Associate Professor in Public Management at the School of Government.  Before joining Victoria University in 2013, Michael was Professor of Public Management at Teesside University, UK, and he is currently Visiting Professor at the Universities of Sunderland and York St John.  He has previously been Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

After gaining a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Durham, Michael began research in public integrity and ethics.  He has over 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and conference papers to his name, including publications in leading international journals. 

He is currently one of two Executive Editors of International Journal of Public Administration  (Taylor & Francis) and sits on the editorial boards of several other journals.  He is also Co-Chair of the European Group of Public Administration’s permanent study group on integrity and quality of governance.

For several years Michael had a concurrent research career in arts marketing and was one of the founding editors of Arts Marketing: an International Journal (Sage). 

Michael has worked extensively on applied research projects and has worked with organisations such as Transparency International, numerous local authorities, and recently with the Council of Europe creating integrity audit tools for the Turkish public sector.

Since arriving in New Zealand Michael has contributed to the Transparency International NZ National Integrity System report as a member of the Independent Review Group.  He is currently working on a number of projects and is a representative on the Open Government project.

Recent Articles

Macaulay, M (2014) Corruption Research Network feature article / blogpost on Integrity Systems and Citizen Participation: The English Experience.

Lawton, A. and Macaulay, M (2014) ‘Localism in practice: investigating citizen participation and good governance in local government standards of conduct’ Public Administration Review Macaulay, M, Newman, C, Hickey, G (2014) ‘Towards a Model of the Local Integrity System: learning the lessons from Great Britain’, International Journal of Public Administration 37, 2 (forthcoming)

Macaulay. M and Arjoon. S, (2013) "An Aristotelian-Thomistic Approach to Professional Ethics," Journal of Markets & Morality 16, no. 2  507-527

Kolthoff, E., Macaulay M. and Anechiarico, F (2013).’Introduction to special issue on ethics: Integrity systems for safeguarding ethics and integrity of governance’, International Review of Administrative Sciences,Vol 79 4.

Macaulay, M, Hickey, G and Begum, N (2013) ‘The Ethical Fault Lines in English Local Government’, in Looking for Consensus?: Civil Society, Social Movements and Crises for public management Critical Perspectives on International Public Management Vol 2,) edited by John Diamond and Joyce Liddle (London: Emerald)

Newman, C. & Macaulay, M. (2013) ‘Placebo or Panacea: Anglo-New Zealand Experiences of Legislative Approaches to combatting Bribery. Journal of Criminal Law, 77. 6

Macaulay, M (2013) ‘Looking back and looking forward at the UK Committee for Standards in Public Life: does it offer a model for New Zealand?, Policy Quarterly, 9, 3, 11-17

Macaulay, M. and Norris, D. (2013) ‘The ethical minefield of endless innovation’ in Handbook of Innovation in Public Sector Services eds. by Osborne, S. P. & Brown, L (London: Elgar)

Selected policy reports as Principal Investigator

‘Developing knowledge capacity in procurement’ (2012) for Sunderland City Council

‘The Unintended Consequences of Public Procurement’ (2012) for North Eastern Purchasing Organisation

‘Community Entrepreneurs’ (2011) for the Tyne Gateway project

‘Corruption in the UK: National Integrity System study’ (2011) report for Transparency International UK

‘Corruption in the UK: survey of key areas’ (2011) Transparency International UK

‘Corruption in the UK: public opinion survey’ (2010) Transparency International