I am an applied data scientist, political scientist and survey researcher.
Over the past six years, I have provided consulting services for national political campaigns, trade unions, corporate and not-for-profit clients. I am currently working on several projects, including as a consulting data scientist for survey research firm YouGov.
I manage complex survey projects, designing instruments to measure and track behaviours and attitudes, and identifying ways to engage with the public. I also apply innovative data science methods to political, policy and industry research.
Between 2017 and 2022, I coordinated the survey research program at the United States Studies Centre. I was chief investigator of the 2019 and 2022 Cooperative Australian Election Surveys. With samples of more than 7,000 respondents (2019) and 5,800 (2022), these are two of the largest academic election surveys run in Australia.
I have a PhD in political science from Monash University, and I have affiliation with the University of Sydney, where I hold an appointment with the United States Studies Centre and teach data science in the Faculty of Engineering. I have also taught at The University of Melbourne and Monash University.
My academic research focuses on the issue preferences and political behaviour of voters. Current projects include work to understand citizens’ attitudes towards the COVID-19 pandemic and public policy responses.
I am also public officer and executive committee member of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, and I teach Data Analysis in R, Spatial Analysis in R, and The Art of Survey Writing through the Australian Consortium for Social & Political Research.