Teaching and Supervision


2020- :

Research Training: Scope and Methods for Honours students at the School of Politics and International Relations, ANU.

Contemporary Political Analysis, 2nd year undergraduate compulsory methods course, ANU.

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

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

Furthermore, I have taught sessions on party leadership, political representation and applied research methods in courses by various Griffith University colleagues.


I supervise PhD 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 Griffith University and one at the University of Salzburg:

  • Building a Cartel on Shifting Sands: Party Communication Strategy in Conditions of Post-Modernity (Pandanus Petters, Griffith)
  • Populist Parties (Fabian Habersack, Uni Salzburg)

I have supervised the following Honours students:

  • 2017: Student Alienation in the Age of Employability: A study of student alienation and its relation to the legitimating narratives of the contemporary university (Pandanus Petters, who graduated with First Class Honours)
  • 2017: Investigating the Relationship Between Climate Change Attitudes and Voting Behaviour (Reese Boulton)
  • 2016: Deepening Engagement with the Indo-Pacific Region: An Evaluation of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship’s Current Contribution (Jayne Francis, who graduated with First Class Honours and received the University Medal)