The PSA is largely a coordinating and facilitating mechanism drawing on the considerable resources within the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) and the University as a whole.  

 Public Service Director 

Deborah Youdell

As Director of the Public Service Academy (PSA) Deborah is responsible for developing the role and contribution of the PSA.

The PSA plays an important part in the civic engagement work of the College of Social Sciences, spanning the research/policy/practice divide and offering a platform for strategic interaction with public service bodies within the city as well as other national and international partners. Deborah has a key role in developing and relationships with these partners; encouraging and facilitating interaction between academics, policy makers and public service professionals; and coordinating the contributions of expert colleagues inside the University. She also develops and coordinates academic activities around the theme of public service policy and practice across that work across the specialist areas of the College of Social Sciences.  

Project support 

Liz Haydon, Project Administrator