I have provided expert commentary in approximately 400 media stories between 2019 and 2022. Some of which are listed below. I have also written numerous opinion pieces, contributed to public inquires and contributed to public debate through my research outputs. Some examples of this are below.

In the final report of the Senate inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy (Feb 2021), our submission was quoted extensively. For example:









During the 2022 Australian federal election, with a cross-disciplinary team at UQ, we created the UQ Election Data Dashboard. Showing the spend on Facebook ads by parties, candidates and other actors, we tracked the campaign contest at a level not shown in previous campaigns or in other projects in Australia. A screenshot of the homepage is below (please note: images may not appear on mobile version)

A selection of my commentary and opinion pieces are as follows

‘The Tally Room Podcast – Federal Election 2022 – 'Labor and the Greens’ 12 April 2022.

‘Scott Morrison might need some biblical intervention to move mountains on May 21’, UQ News, 11 April 2022.

‘Australian Leader Sets May Election as Inflation Concerns Rise’, Wall Street Journal, 11 April 2022.

‘Albo’ campaigns with queen of Queensland, but lustre still lacking’, SMH, 11 April 2022.

‘Uni tracks election social media spending’ Channel 7, 9 April, 2022.

‘Many Queenslanders will be feeling 'spent' as they cast their votes in the federal election’, ABC, 26 March 2022.

‘Anti-Vax Aussie Billionaire Is a Wannabe Trump on Steroids’, Daily Beast, 30 Jan 2022.

‘COP26: The Aftermath: What does it mean for Australia and the world?’ UQ Webinar, 23 November 2021.

‘Clive Palmer’s election campaign has already begun, with millions spent on social media ads’, The New Daily, 11 November, 2021.

‘Bob Katter goes viral on Chinese-owned social media app, TikTok’, ABC, 10 July 2021.

'The US Election: The Aftermath', webinar co-ordinated by the School of Political Science and International Studies, UQ, 10 November 2020. Available here: https://hass.uq.edu.au/US-Election-Aftermath 

‘Ten things we learned from the Queensland election campaign’, The Guardian, 30 October 2020.

‘Death tax’: The familiar scare campaign circulating in Queensland’s election’, SBS, 29 October 2020.

‘Queensland election deadlock: why Rob Katter may be Saturday's real winner’, The Guardian, 29 October 2020.

‘The Tally room podcast with Ben Raue and Shaun Ratcliff on the 2020 Queensland State Election’ 30 October 2020.

‘Clive Palmer pumps $4.6m into his spoiler political party ahead of Queensland election’, The Guardian, 29 October 2020.

‘Queensland Election’s Parallel with Warringah: Why Independent Claire Richardson Could Topple LNP Christian Ultraconservative Mark Robinson’, The Guardian, 29 October 2020.

‘Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s huge challenge to retain power’, The Daily Telegraph, 25 October 2020.

‘LNP Sets Agenda Too Late in QLD Election’, Canberra Times, 24 October 2020.

‘QLD election 2020 live updates: Advocates outraged over controversial ‘vote winning’ policy’, News.com.au, 23 October 2020.

‘Will abortion and euthanasia sway the election one way or the other?’, ABC Radio, 22 October 2020.

‘Queensland sees red in blue-ribbon seats as election draws near’, The Guardian, 22 October 2020.

‘A record first day of voting sees more than 15,000 ballots cast per hour’, Brisbane Times, 19 October 2020.

‘Federal factor subsides as campaign shifts into second half’, Brisbane Times, 17 October 2020.

‘LNP Campaign Facing death knell in QLD’, Canberra Times, 13 October 2020.

‘Queensland paradox pushes coal and climate to centre stage of election campaign’ The Guardian, 10 October 2020.

‘Preference flows 'out the window' as minor party posturing begins’ Brisbane Times, 25 September 2020.

‘The Tally room podcast with Ben Raue and Chris Salisbury on the 2020 Queensland State Election’ 18 September 2020.

‘Queensland council election results may not be known for weeks’ Brisbane Times, 20 March 2020.

‘The Tally room podcast with Ben Raue and Chris Salisbury on Brisbane council elections and QLD by-elections’ 19 March 2020.

‘Social media abuse prompts sitting councillors not to recontest March 28 election’ ABC, 25 February 2020.

‘Christian right groups say PM Scott Morrison stole their thunder’, The Age, 11 January 2020.

‘Australia's 'radical right' could rise with an 'effective' leader, experts warn’ SBS, 20 November 2019.

‘Far right's poor leadership saved Australia from outbreak of populism, nationhood inquiry told’, The Guardian, 18 November 2019.

‘With one click, the Liberals inadvertently unleashed the ultimate election scare campaign’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2019.

‘Commentary on Digital Campaigning’ 2SER Daily Show, 15 May 2019.

‘After data scandals, Australia faces an election under heavy profiling’, Reuters, 5 May 2019.

‘As voters tune out, “old fashioned” ad campaigns are still in favour’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 April 2019.

‘Clive Palmer banking on big spending election campaign’ ABC’s The World Today, 23 April 2019.

‘What the major parties think you will click on in your Facebook timeline’ SBS, 18 April 2019.

‘Digital campaigning on sites like Facebook is unlikely to swing the election’ The Conversation, 15 April 2019.

‘Facebook and Instagram won't change voters' minds’ The Lighthouse, Macquarie University Research Stories, 15 April 2019.

‘In the lead up to this year’s election, digital discord is brewing in Australia’ Which-50, 4 Feb 2019.

‘Grim outlook for Australian right points to another change in leadership’ The Japan Times, 2 Feb 2019.

‘Nigel Farage is heading to Australia - but is it ready for the 'global revolution'?’ The Telegraph, UK, 29 August 2018.

‘Australia: Scott Morrison to replace ousted Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister’, Deutsche Welle, 24 August 2018.

‘Republicans and Democrats are more polarized on immigration than parties in the U.K. or Australia. Here’s why’, The Washington Post, 16 August 2018, with Shaun Ratcliff.

‘What do voters in the Govt's most marginal seat make of the leadership challenge?’, ABC Radio AM Program, 22 August 2018.

‘Electoral watchdog powerless to crack down on offshore political ads targeting Australians’, The Guardian, 24 July 2018.


‘Facebook v face-to-face, the way pollies try to win you over’…ABC, 18 February 2018.


‘Major Party, Minor Party, Micro Party: Does it Matter What We Call Parties?’, APSA Standing Group on Political Organisation and Participation Blog, 31 March 2017.


‘Election robocalls annoying voters but left unregulated’, The World Today ABC Radio, 5 July 2016.


‘Commentary on the Greens’, 936 ABC Radio Hobart, 5 July 2016.


‘Federal election: Eric Abetz backs hierarchy after Amigos swept’, The Mercury, 4 July 2016.


‘Election 2016: Nick Xenophon Team Tasmanian Senate candidate ruled out’ ABC News, 30 June 2016.


‘Democracy Comes at a Cost Whether Voters Like it or Not’, The Mercury, 6 June 2015.


‘Give more power to the People’. The Mercury, 18 April 2016.


‘The Rise and Fall of PUP is not just about Clive’. APSA Standing Group on Political Organisation and Participation Blog, 14 March 2016.


‘Palmer United Party is a vehicle for its leader, but it was successful while it lasted’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Feb 2016.


‘Personalised Politics: When the Leader’s Word is Law’, The Age, 16 April 2015.


‘With her network, Lambie sets herself up as a Tasmanian Pauline Hanson’, The Guardian, 1 April 2015.


‘Jacqui Lambie ponders formation of political party’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 January 2015.