Tim Heinmiller

Department Chair
Associate Professor, Political Science

BA, MA (Guelph)
PhD (McMaster)

Office: Plaza 347
905-688-5550 x4232

Professor Heinmiller’s research focuses on Canadian and comparative public policy, investigating how and why governments make policy decisions. He has undertaken research projects in a variety of policy areas, including water policy, land use policy, health policy, criminal justice policy, and gun control policy. He is the author of two published books and several journal articles, published in journals such as Governance, Review of Policy Research, and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Currently, he is completing a book project (with Professor Matt Hennigar) that investigates how different theories of policy-making explain Canadian gun control policy, and he is beginning a SSHRC-funded project investigating the role of advocacy coalitions in Canadian policy-making.

  • B. Timothy Heinmiller, Osei Emmanuel Osei, and Eugene Danso (2021). “Investigating ACF Policy Change Theory in a Unitary Policy Subsystem: The Case of Ghanaian Public Sector Information Policy,” International Review of Public Policy. Vol. 3, No. 1. Open Access: https://journals.openedition.org/irpp/1894

  • B. Timothy Heinmiller, (2018). “Federalism and Water Governance in the South Saskatchewan River Basin,” Regional Environmental Change. Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 1066-1077. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1314-x

  • B. Timothy Heinmiller, Matthew Hennigar, and Sandra Kopec, (2017). “Degenerative Politics and Youth Criminal Justice Policy in Canada,” Politics and Policy. Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 405-431. DOI:10.1111/polp.12204

  • B. Timothy Heinmiller and Kevin Pirak, (2017). “Advocacy Coalitions in Ontario Land Use Policy,” Review of Policy Research. Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 168-185. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12210.

  • B. Timothy Heinmiller. (2016). Water Policy Reform in Southern Alberta: An Advocacy Coalition Approach. University of Toronto Press.

  • Alexandra Swigger and B. Timothy Heinmiller. (2014). “Advocacy Coalitions and Mental Health Policy: The Adoption of Community Treatment Orders in Ontario,” Politics and Policy. Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 246-270.

  • B. Timothy Heinmiller. (2013). “Advocacy Coalitions and the Alberta Water Act,” Canadian Journal of Political Science. Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 525-547. Available http: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008423913000541