I am an applied data scientist, political scientist and survey researcher. I have provided consulting services for national political campaigns, trade unions, corporate and not-for-profit clients. I am also an honorary associate at the University of Sydney, where I lecture in data science.


My work focuses on writing and coordinating surveys to study the issue preferences and political behaviour of voters. I directed the survey research program at the United States Studies Centre between 2017-22, and coordinated the 2019 Cooperative Australian Election Survey.


I have authored articles on and been interviewed about public opinion, voter behaviour and elections for international and Australian media outlets, including the Washington Post, the BBC, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the ABC.

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