Dr Dave Mckenna

I am an experienced practitioner specialising in public governance; particularly local government scrutiny, partnership working, public participation and digital democracy.

I can help councils and other public bodies with improvement, design and research work.

I offer:

  • Training for councillors, members of school governing bodies and members of public boards in different aspects of governance including scrutiny, collaboration, policy development and public participation.
  • Evaluations, assessments and reviews of any aspect of public governance for councils, school governing bodies or other public bodies
  • Research into any aspect of public governance including literature reviews and good practice reports

In all of my work I combine a solution focussed approach with design thinking and rigorous academic research.

If this sounds like something you might find helpful, please get in touch via my contact page.


What else about me?

I have 20 years local government experience, the last 10 spent working as a scrutiny support manager

I have a recent PhD in local politics and public participation.

I am an active member of Notwestminster – a volunteer network of people who want to redesign local democracy.

I also support:

My LinkedIn profile is here.

You can see details of my academic work  here.

My Twitter address is @DrDaveMckenna

I write occasionally on Medium:

Here is the archive of my local democracy ideas blog (2010-17):