Darren Dallinger has over 20 years of experience in the Australian local government sector working across governance and public policy issues in this space. With degrees across social work (BSocWk), social planning and development (GradCert), business administration (MBA) and a PhD in public policy, Darren brings a unique perspective to the development space. Darren’s practice is grounded in principles of community development and the IAP2 spectrum of community engagement. Darren’s specialities are in social planning, community development and engagement, and public policy. Darren’s research includes studying local governments, structural reform and public policy in local government decision making.