Associate Professor Janet McIntyre

Academic Status

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (332)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Janet McIntyre-Mills is Associate Professor at Flinders University, Honourary Professor at the University of South Africa and Adjunct Professor at the University of Indonesia. Her praxis as a sociologist /social anthropologist spans over 30 years as an academic, teacher, researcher and community development specialist.McIntyre is on the editorial boards of the following journals: Systemic Practice and Action Research, Systems Research and Behavioural Science, Action Learning and Action Research Journal, Community Quarterly Assoc Prof McIntyre is organizing a joint stream across three research committees at the International Sociological Conference ( ISA)held at Guthenberg Sweden and entitled "Sociology on the Move". 11-17 July, 2010. She was elected to the ISA board of Research Committee 10 on Participation at the ISA conference in Durban in 2006. Her recent books include : 'Systemic Governance and Accountability' and 'User-centric design to meet complex needs'.

  • D. Litt. et. Phil degree University of South Africa, Department of Sociology, 1987.
  • M.A. degree, University of Cape Town, Department of Social Anthropology, 1983.
  • BA Honours degree (Sociology), University of Cape Town, 1980.
  • B.A. degree, University of Cape Town, 1978.
Honours, awards and grants
2009    Winner of Australian Learning and Teaching (ALTC) Council Award for contributions to teaching and learning. Citation: Enabling postgraduate students to undertake MA and PhD level research by developing their critical thinking skills to inspire creative research design and rigorous analysis.
Key responsibilities
  • Supervision of 33 successfully completed PhD students and numerous MA theses
  • Subject co-ordinator of Governance and Public Policy, Democracy and Sustainability, Critical Systems Thinking and Practice and Research methods, contribute 50% of Ethics and Public Administration.
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Professional service to the International Sociological Association, Action Learning and Action Research Association and International Systems Sciences.
  • Editorial Board Member of six journals, namely: Systemic Practice and Action Research, Systems Research and Behavioural Science, Action Learning and Action Research Journal, Community Quarterly and a new Journal of Globalisation Studies, editorial advisor for a University of Indonesia publication.
Teaching interests
McIntyre Is interested in ways to enhance democracy and governance for social and environmental justice. She is particularly interested in participatory processes. She is a member of the college of experts as a result of receiving an ALTC citation in 2009 for supervision of PhD students. She is researching critical, systemic approaches to enhance the learning outcomes of diverse MA and PhD students.
Topic coordinator
POAD9124 Governance and Public Policy
POAD9114 Critical Systems Thinking
POAD9117 Democracy and Sustainability
POAD9100 Project in Public Administration
POAD9000 Project in Public Administration
Topic lecturer
POAD9123 Ethics and Public Administration
POAD9126 Research Methods
Supervisory interests
Bangladesh, indigenous peoples, rights-based approach
Children's rights
Climate change
Complexity theory in health change management
Decision support tools
Global governance
Human rights
Human rights in Australia
Participative democracy
Public accountability
Social justice
Sustainable development
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Reframing approaches to policy on prostitution in Indonesia (1), Reframing approaches to performance accounting in Indonesia (1), Is access and equity extended to marginalised groups in New Zealand (1), Water Management in Indonesia (1), Participatory democracy in South Australia (1), Governance of Voluntary Children’s Homes in Sri Lanka (1), Participatory democracy at the local government level in the Muslim North (1), Secondary school education systems in Saudi Arabia (1), Philanthropy in South Africa (1)
Associate supervisor: Women and Micro finance in Bangladesh (1)
Principal supervisor: A comparative case study of a secular and religious-based university in Indonesia (1), International Donor Policy and Local Government in Indonesia (1), Public participation in International Trade (1), Governance, Democracy and Development Challenges in DRC (1), Towards Improving Ethics and Governance in the Philippine National Police (1), Governance, control and performance (1), The life chances of women and children in Ghana (1), Addressing Indigenous complex health, housing and social inclusion issues through critical systems approaches to build workforce capacity (1), Towards a strategic planning approach in Vietnam (1), Leadership in local government institutions in West Sumatera during Indonesia’s decentralisation era (1), Water as a public good in Indonesia (1), Autocratic Democracy (1), A critical review of democracy and governance challenges in Bangladesh (1), Career development policy in Malaysian public universities (1), The strategy of management training for public sector managers (1), Information and communication technologies (ICT’s) and their roles for narrowing the development gaps in rural and remote areas in Thailand (1), The management of Australian Corporate Philanthropy (1), Eye of the other within: auto ethnographic evocations of the experience of cross-cultural work in Vanuatu (1), Extent to which public private partnerships could redress some of the development challenges in Eastern Indonesia (1)
Associate supervisor: The role-performances of elected women members and challenges of women empowerment at the local government system in Bangladesh (1), Migrating Australian migration (1), Governance of solo street vendors (1), Adoption: a critical analysis (1), Jakarta Water Service (1), Strategic planning, decentalisation and management reform in Indonesian Government (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Saad Algraini

won the VC Award in 2017 for best PhD thesis at Flinders University. - SEP 2017

Jackwin Simbolan

Margaret Mead Award, International Systems Sciences - JUL 2018

Eshanta Loku Ariyadasa

won the Margaret Mead award for an 'outstanding student paper' presented at the International Systems Sciences Conference, Berlin - JUL 2015

Barbara Dickens

was awarded VC best MA student award - NOV 2013

Lawrence Besra

VC award for best PhD thesis - NOV 2014

2015 Shajeda Aktar

won the VC's award for best PhD thesis at Flinders University - SEP 2015

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