Since 2010, I have completed over 300 interviews with party officials, candidates and elected representatives. This includes: the Australian Labor Party; the Liberal Party of Australia; the Greens; the Nick Xenophon Team; the Palmer United Party; Pauline Hanson's One Nation; as well as a range of other political actors.
Before joining UQ, I worked at three other universities in Australia - Griffith University in Brisbane, the University of Tasmania and Macquarie University in Sydney. Across my academic career, I have convened twelve different units at the under-graduate and post-graduate level. See 'Teaching' for more on this.
From 2019 to 2021 I am an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award Fellow. My project is titled, 'Data, Digital and Field: Political Parties and 21st Century Campaigning'. An explanation of this project and my other research projects can be found under 'Current Research'.
I have also provided commentary to and written for a range of media outlets including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, the Washington Post's 'Monkey Cage' blog, and the ABC.
My current CV is available from here
I'm a Lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. My research explores questions about political parties, elections, campaigning, populism and the radical right. These interests span both Australian and comparative politics. I have published widely on these topics and my work has appeared in journals such as Party Politics, the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Parliamentary Affairs and the Australian Journal of Political Science.