Teaching and Supervision


2021- : Comparative European Politics, 3rd year BA, ANU.

2020- :

Research Training: Scope and Methods, Honours/post-grad, ANU.

Contemporary Political Analysis, 2nd year BA, ANU.

2016-2019: Research Design and Methods for Social Sciences, Griffith University, BA Honours and PhD students.

2014: Political Parties and Representation, BA and Master students, Humboldt-University Berlin, with Onawa Promise Lacewell.

Furthermore, I have taught into courses on democracy, representation, populism and research methods.


I supervise PhD, Masters and Honours theses in the fields of political parties, public attitudes, representation and the quality of democracy. If you are interested in being supervised by me, please contact me with a short synopsis of your project and a short CV.

I currently supervise one PhD student at ANU and one at the University of Salzburg:

  • The Impact of Populist Parties on Party Competition (Fabian Habersack, Uni Salzburg, submitted March 2021)
  • Illiberal Executives and Voter Responses (Bermond Scoggins, ANU)

I have supervised the Honours and Masters students on topics including:

  • China’s use of nationalism for legitimacy.
  • Populism in Latin America; Populism and education in Europe.
  • Student alienation and its relation to the legitimating narratives of the contemporary university
  • The relationship between climate change attitudes and voting behaviour
  • An Evaluation of Australia’s New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program