Adrian Kay

Department: Marketing & Strategy

Office/Location: 1.46



Staff Overview

Adrian Kay is an established scholar with an international research profile in the study of public policy and management. Adrian joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2023 and has held full professorial positions in Australia, Asia, and the UK.  His work is comparative, historical and institutionalist, and includes a strong recent interest in Islam and its role in governance and public management. Adrian's research has attracted competitive research council funding in several countries. ​


​MSM7039 Business Solutions and Transformation


​Research interests:

Public Policy

Public Management

Multi-Level Governance


Current research awards:

ESRC (2023-25) Welsh Government Sustainable Futures Fellow, UKRI Policy Fellowship.

British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Grants Scheme (2023-24) Islam and the UK state: policy discourse, institutional change, and multilevel governance.​

Key Publications

​(2023) The changing traditions of Islamic public administration: observing processes of collision, absorption and adaptation, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration []​

(2022) Implementation capacity and evaluation capacity, Oxford Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Oxford: Oxford University Press []

Other Projects and activities

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