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ISTR 2016 ELECTIONS - Ruth Phillips

Candidates for 2016 Election  




Ruth has been an active member of ISTR for the past 16 years and the ANZTSR (Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research) for the past 12 years.  She has also been on the executive of ANZTSR for 10 years, co-editor of the journal, Third Sector Review, for 5 years, from 2010 until the end of 2014. She has also been a contributing member of ISTR as member of faculty at the PhD Seminars at the Munster and Sienna International conferences as well as being on the academic committee for the past three International ISTR Conferences. In 2014 Ruth was elected to the Board of ISTR commencing as of January 2015. She also co-chaired of the ISTR International Conference held in Stockholm in 2016. Ruth has been an active member of the Gender Affinity Group and was a contributor to an Edited book that will be published in 2016 from that group. 

Ruth has been an active participant in the ISTR Regional Asia Pacific Conferences. She is currently co-chair of the Conference Committee for the national ANZTSR Conference to be held at The University of Sydney, in November, 2016 and has been an academic committee member and participant in the almost all of National ANZTSR Conferences for the past 10 years or so. 

Ruth has attended all but one ISTR International Conference since 2000 and is an active researcher of the Third Sector, having published research papers in Voluntas and other journals such as Third Sector Review and Non-Profit Management and Leadership Journal. Given the depth of her relationship with ISTR and related organizations, she has built a substantial body of knowledge and experience of the field of Third Sector Studies. Ruth is currently the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Ruth has a scholarly background in social policy and political science and has had a constant stream of research students under her supervision who have conducted research on the third sector and she has always encouraged and supported them to participate in ISTR conferences and to publish in the field. She has particular expertise in the third sector and welfare states in East and South East Asia and the Pacific as well as personal research focus on the role of feminism and women’s activism in the third sector and earlier research on CSR and the role of NGO/Corporate engagement, however she is very cognisant of the diverse disciplines within third sector research and very aware of the importance of maintaining the interdisciplinary nature of the ISTR. 




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