Dr Saltanat Janenova received a PhD degree in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Durham.
In January 2020 Dr Janenova joined the IDD, School of Government, University of Birmingham as a Teaching Fellow in Public Policy and Management. Dr Janenova’s research interests are concerned with public sector and civil service reforms in Central Asia, including authoritarianism, patronage, corruption, open government, and public service innovations.
Prior to joining the IDD, Dr Janenova worked at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. She also spent 6 years as a practitioner in the central government prior to joining academia and was a a national consultant for the OECD, EU, and UNDP.
Dr Janenova has published articles on public sector reforms in Central Asia in reputable peer-reviewed journals including Review of Public Personnel Administration; International Review of Administrative Sciences; Public Administration and Development; International Journal of Qualitative Methods; International Review of Public Policy; Teaching Public Administration.
Her research was funded by the British Council Newton-Al-Farabi Programme; Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; Ministry for Education and Science of Kazakhstan; and Open Society Institute.
Dr Janenova was awarded three Best Paper Awards at various international conferences and Nazarbayev University Teaching Award in the nomination ‘Internationalisation’. In December 2019 Dr.Janenova received the SCOPUS Award by Elsevier.