Dr. Bryan Evans is professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Prior to his academic appointment he worked as a policy advisor and policy unit manager in the Ontario Public Service (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Community and Social Services, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board). He is currently a co-applicant on two awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants (both led by Dr. Stephen McBride, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) which explore austerity politics and policy. He is currently the Principal Investigator leading a SSHRC funded projected concerned with public policy innovation.