A quantitative political scientist, I research public opinion; coordinate survey projects in Australia, the US and other countries; teach politics and data science; and provide political and statistical consulting.
My work focuses on the drivers of issue preferences and political behaviours of voters in Australia and other representative democracy, and the effects of communications and campaigns. Over the past year, this has included a focus on citizens’ attitudes towards COVID-19 and government responses to the pandemic in the US and Australia.
I have a PhD in political science from Monash University and have worked as a teacher and researcher at the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Since 2017, I have been teaching politics and data science in the US Studies Centre, Department of Government, and Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney.
Over the past six years, I have provided consulting services for national political campaigns, trade unions, corporate and not-for-profit clients. This has involved the analysis of survey data, ranging from simple analysis to more complex modelling approaches; working with administrative data, including electoral, demographic, tax and welfare data; and the development and coordination of surveys.
I am also public officer and executive committee member of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, and I teach Data Analysis in R through the Australian Consortium for Social & Political Research Inc (information on my course can be found here).