Researcher biography

I’m a political scientist who has worked at Griffith University, the University of Tasmania and Macquarie University before joining UQ in 2019. My research focusses on political institutions such as political parties, as well as the dynamics of electoral politics such as voting, elections and campaigning. I am currently writing a book on political parties and campaigning in Australia, and working with colleagues in Australia and internationally, I seek to place these developments into a wider international context. I currently am an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow (2019-2021), but when I return to teaching in 2022 will be teaching courses on Australian politics and democratic politics. I also supervise a number of honours and PhD students who are exploring questions related to my research interests and this includes theses on voting behaviour, political parties, campaigning and populism both in Australia and internationally.