I am Slobodan Tomić, a Lecturer in Public Management at the University of York (Department of Social Policy & Work). A political scientist by training, I have specialised in public policy, public administration and regulatory governance.
I received a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics (LSE, Department of Government), where I have also obtained an MSc in Public Policy & Administration and a Master of Research (MRes) in Political Science. After the doctorate, I spent two years at the University College Dublin (UCD) conducting a post-doctoral CAROLINE Marie Curie project which analysed the interplay between government and integrity regulators (ombudsmen, ethics commissions, information commissioners, and state audit offices), across four countries – Ireland, Uruguay, Jamaica and Costa Rica. The project was co-funded by EU Horizon 2020 and the Irish Research Council (IRC).
While my academic interests relate to all aspects of public administration and regulatory governance, my prior research has focused on exploring the questions of bureaucratic politics and political accountability, in the field of integrity policy. My research applies both quantitative and qualitative methods, usually with a comparative focus. I am particularly interested in comparing developed and developing/transitional regions.