A quantitative political scientist, I research the behaviour of political actors (voters, elites, parties); teach public opinion, political strategy and data science; and provide polling and statistical consulting.
I am a lecturer in political science at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, where my research focuses on using novel data sources to study the issue preferences and behaviour of political actors, including voters, interest groups and elites. In particular, I am interested in the role of economic interests in political behaviour, and the role of parties as interest aggregators. Recently, I have also been working with colleagues at La Trobe and the University of Melbourne on citizens’ attitudes towards COVID-19 and government responses to the pandemic in the US and Australia. I also teach public opinion, political strategy and quantitative research methods in the US Studies Centre, the Department of Government, and the Faculty of Engineering and IT.
I have a PhD in political science from Monash University. I have previously taught at the University of Melbourne and Monash, and held government and media relations roles, and provided statistical and political consulting services for industry associations, trade unions and political campaigns.
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).