I am a lecturer in political science at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. My research focuses on using traditional and novel data sources and methods to study public opinion and party behaviour in the US, Australia and comparative democracies. I am particularly interested in examining the policy preferences and behaviour of political actors, and the role of parties as interest aggregators, and how these influence public policy outcomes, and I passionately underestimate how long any of my work in this area will take to accomplish.
I teach voter behaviour and public opinion, and the use of quantitative research methods to solve problems in the social sciences.
Prior to working at the University of Sydney, I taught politics, political psychology and methodology in the social sciences at Monash University and the University of Melbourne.
I am an advocate for the use of quantitative research methods to better understand politics and society, and am a member of the executive committee of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science. I also teach statistics through the Australian Consortium for Social & Political Research Inc (information on the course can be found here).
I received my PhD in political science from Monash University, and have a background working in politics and government relations, and have occasionally consulted for political campaigns.