Peter Kevin Spink
He holds a degree in Psychology - University College London (1965) and a doctorate in Organizational Psychology - Birkbeck College London (1976). He is a Full Professor at the School of Business Administration in São Paulo, at the Getulio Vargas Foundation and a founding member of its Center for Public Administration and Government Studies (CEAPG). He was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge, a Phillips Visiting Professor at the University of Texas-Austin, a Visiting Professor at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, at Universidad de Republica, Uruguay, and also an Associate Professor at the Social Psychology Program at PUC-SP, where he created the research nucleus in organization and social action. In CEAPG-FGV/SP, he helped create the Public Management and Citizenship Program aimed at identifying and disseminating successful initiatives by Brazilian subnational governments that innovate in the provision of public services in a way that has a positive impact on the construction of citizenship. Prior to joining the Getulio Vargas Foundation in 1980, he was a member of the permanent research team at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London. He held several academic positions including the Administration Area Coordination at FAPESP and CNPq and the ANPAD Presidency, as well as the Academic Board of EAESP-FGV. He was Director and Editor of the Public Administration Magazine - RAP 2011 - 2015 and is currently Head of the Public Management Department of EAESP-FGV. His current research focuses on issues of vulnerability both on an inter-jurisdictional scale (threats and risks to health, climatic events, etc.) and also on an intra-jurisdictional basis (the micro-vulnerabilities of everyday life caused by population densities and difficulties in territorial coordination. He publishes, in the areas of administration and public action and local innovation, a critical analysis of public languages, citizenship and social processes.