University of Ulster academic Tony Wall has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Northern Ireland Public Sector Fellowship Awards for 2011-12.
Tony, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and a member of the Business and Management Research Institute at the Jordanstown campus, has been offered a place at George Washington University. During his three month study visit next autumn, he plans to carry out research into public-private partnerships in the US.
Tony said that the public private partnership model in the UK is quite different from the one used in the US.
“In the US a wide variety of very successful social projects have been funded by public-private partnerships. I hope to get an opportunity to investigate some of these projects and see what lessons can be learnt from them.”
The Fulbright Fellowship Awards, which provide each recipient with a grant of up to $18,000 to study in the US, are much sought after and open to both academics and civil servants.
Tony spent his early career in both the private and public sectors before joining the University of Ulster in 1999 as a Research Assistant. The following year, he took up a lecturing post and currently teaches on the MSc Advanced Accounting and ACCA/CIMA professional programmes at Ulster. His research interests include public-private partnerships, performance measurement and public sector management.