Professor Miriam Lips
Miriam Lips is Professor of E-Government at Victoria University of Wellington. Her interests include identity management, citizen-centric government, e-participation, government 2.0, e-records management, personalisation, and digital citizenship.
Dr Miriam Lips is the first Professor of E-Government at Victoria University of Wellington, with positions in the School of Information Management and the School of Government. Her Chair is sponsored by Datacom systems Limited, the New Zealand State Services Commission, Cisco New Zealand Limited and FX Networks Limited.
Miriam completed her PhD in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 1996, she has worked as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor respectively at the Center for Law, Public Administration and Informatisation at Tilburg University. In 2003, she also joined the Oxford Internet Institute, first as a Visiting Fellow and in 2005 as a Research Fellow.
Miriam recently completed a two-year qualitative research project sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council 'Personal Identification and Identity Management in New Modes of e-Government' (2005-2007; together with John Taylor and Joe Organ). Moreover she is a Book Review Editor and Member of the editorial board of Information Polity, Member of the editorial board of Online Information Review, Member of the editorial board of Information, Communication & Society, and Member of IFIP Working Groups 8.5 (Information Systems in Public Administration) and 11.6 (Identity Management).
Before moving to New Zealand in January 2007, Miriam held memberships of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research's Network of Networks Programme Committee, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research's Open Competition Social Sciences 2005-2006 Assessment Committee and the Scientific Advisory Council of The Netherlands Bsik research programme 'Space for Geo-information' (2004-2007). Moreover, Miriam was Activity Leader of social scientific research in the European FP6 Integrated Project 'Privacy and Identity Management for Europe' (PRIME; 2004-2006), Academic Director of the Master in Public Information Management at TIAS-NIMBAS Business School and co-convenor of the EGPA permanent Study Group 'ICTs in Public Administration' (2001-2006; together with John Taylor).
identity management, citizen-centric government, e-participation, government 2.0, e-records management, personalisation, digital citizenship
Positions held at the OII
- Research Associate, October 2007 - August 2010
- Research Fellow, February 2005 - September 2007
- Visiting Fellow, November 2003 - June 2004
February 2005 - March 2007
Gathering empirical data on a variety of digital means for constructing and managing the citizen's identity in e-Government service relationships, and exploring varying relationships between the citizen and government in different policy fields.
- Lips, A.M.B., Organ, J. and Taylor, J.A. (2009) Identity Management, Administrative Sorting and Citizenship in New Modes of Government. Information, Communication & Society.
- Taylor, J.A., Lips, A.M.B. and Organ, J. (2007) Information-Intensive Government and the Layering and Sorting of Citizenship. Public Money and Management 27: 161-164.
- Lips, A.M.B. (2006) E-Government Under Construction: Challenging Traditional Conceptions of Citizenship. In: V.Koutrakou and P.Nixon (eds) Ctrl, Alt, Delete: Re-booting the State via e-Government. London: Routledge.
- Lips, A.M.B., Taylor, J.A. and Organ, J. (2006) Identity Management as Public Innovation: Looking Beyond ID Cards and Authentication systems. In: Bekkers, V.J.J.M., van Duivenboden H.P.M. and Thaens, M. (eds) ICT and Public Innovation: assessing the modernisation of public administration. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
- Taylor, J.A., Lips, A.M.B. and Organ, J. (2006) Freedom with Information: Electronic Government, Information Intensity and Challenges to Citizenship. In: R.Chapman and Hunt (eds) Freedom of Information: perspectives on open government in a theoretical and practical context. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.
- Lips, A.M.B., Taylor, J.A. and Organ, J. (2005) Electronic Government: Towards New Forms of Authentication, Citizenship and Governance. Presented at 'Safety and Security in a Networked World' Conference, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 8-10 October 2005.
- Lips, M. (2009) Exploring Identity Management in E-Government Service Relationships: the Quest for Citizen-Centric Identity Management. Presented at 'Exploring Identity Management in E-Government Service Relationships: the Quest for Citizen-Centric Identity Management', Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 16 April 2009.
- Taylor, J.A., Lips, A.M.B. and Organ, J. (2007) Citizen Identification, Surveillance and the Quest for Public Service Improvement: Themes and Issues. Paper to the European Consortium of Political Research 'Privacy and Information: Modes of Regulation', Joint Session, Helsinki, 7-12 May 2007.
- Lips, A.M.B., Taylor, J.A. and Organ, J. (2007) The Service State and the Surveillance Society: E-benefits and E-assessments in Information Age Public Service Provision. Paper to Information Sharing, Assessment and e-Technology in Social Care, University of York, 14-15 May 2007.
- Lips, A.M.B., Taylor, J.A. and Organ, J. (2006) Identity Management, Administrative Sorting and Citizenship in New Modes of E-Government. Paper to Information, Communication & Society 10th Anniversary International Symposium, University of York, 20-22 September 2006.
- Taylor, J.A., Lips, A.M.B. and Organ, J. (2006) The Citizen, the State and the ID Nexus: attention to information, societal shaping and modes of citizen sorting. Paper to the e-Society Programme Wide event, University of York, 18-19 September 2006.
- Lips, M., Organ, J. and Taylor, J. (2005) Personal Identification and Identity Management in New Modes of eGovernment. Presented at 'Identity, Technology and the Public Interest: New Directions for Research and Public Policy', Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 17 January 2005.
12 October 2006 Victoria University of Wellington
OII Research Fellow Dr Miriam Lips appointed as the inaugural Chair in e-Government at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)