I joined ANU in June 2020 as the new Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration in the Crawford School, a position that is co-funded by ANU and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). As Deputy Dean (Research) for ANZSOG, and a member of Crawford’s Policy and Governance Department, I focus on research leadership to foster excellence in impact-driven research; while continuing my existing research projects and supervising PhD students.
My long-term research interests include: citizen engagement, digital politics and governance, women and the future of work, policy advocacy, and young people and politics.
In 2022 I published a new co-authored book: Crowdsourced politics: the rise of online petitions and micro-donations, and have a new co-authored book forthcoming with Michigan University Press: The Datafication of Storytelling Advocacy. My current research is on new forms of citizen engagement, and how they impact on contemporary governance and political equality.
I have two ARC-funded projects with colleagues at the University of Sydney on the future of work: a Linkage project ‘Designing Gender Equality into the Future of Work’ that contrasts change and technological disruption in the retail and legal industries; and a Discovery project ‘Understanding gender inequality in the post-pandemic future of work’. We have published high-impact research reports from these projects.
I am a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia; and current President of the Australian Political Studies Association.
From 2017-2020 I was an active member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts.