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Saltanat Janenova holds a PhD degree in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh. Saltanat is doing research on comparative public policy and public management reforms in the Eurasia region with a focus on Central Asia. Her research interests include public service innovations, open government, civil service, corruption and authoritarianism. 

Before joining the University of Bristol, Saltanat has worked in the International Development Department, School of Government, University of Birmingham and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Saltanat has been a long-term national consultant for international organisations including the OECD and UNDP. 

Saltanat Janenova’s research articles have been published in reputable journals: International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Public Administration and Development, Review of Public Personnel Administration, International Review of Public Policy, International Journal of Public Administration, and Central Asian Survey. 

Her book chapters were published in Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Edward Elgar and Palgrave Macmillan.

Saltanat has successfully captured grant funding from local and international funders: British Academy Newton-Al-Farabi Programme; Norwegian Institute for International Affairs; Ministry for Education and Science of Kazakhstan; and Nazarbayev University.    

Saltanat has received British Council Professional Achievement Award in 2021; the Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowship in 2020; Scopus Research Award in 2019; Nazarbayev University Teaching Award in 2017 and several Best Paper Awards at the international conferences.   

Saltanat Janenova is open for potential research collaboration on comparative public policy and public management in the Eurasia.  


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • SPS Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research
  • authoritarianism
  • open government
  • Central Asia
  • public sector reforms


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