I am a political scientist, pollster and applied data scientist. I have worked on research projects for national political campaigns, trade unions, and corporate and not-for-profit clients. I am currently Director of Data Science at YouGov, and before that, I was a Lecturer at the University of Sydney.


I work on complex social and political research projects. I study how the public thinks and behaves, what influences their beliefs and actions, and ways to engage with them. ‚ÄčThis includes the development of large-scale models to measure voter behaviour.


I have authored articles on and been interviewed about polling, 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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