Nathan Attrill is a Ph.D. candidate in policy and governance at the ANU Crawford School of Public Public in Canberra, Australia.
His research areas include public policy and governance, international relations, comparative politics, the political economy of deindustrialisation and revitalisation, modern political leadership, and a particular focus on the politics of contemporary China.
Originally from New Zealand he has spend time studying and researching in the People’s Republic of China over the last six years and has previously worked for the New Zealand public service.
Supervisor(s) and panel members
Researching the policy and governing issues of ‘rust belt’ economies or regions experiencing long-term deindustrialisation. My thesis focuses on revitalisation politics in China’s northeast provinces and the effects it is having on the policy process and ideological debates around economic reform.
“Xi Jinping looks to the northeast to make China great again” - East Asia Forum (October 2018).
“Chess masters and poker players: ways to understand the politics of policy-making in Xinjiang” – Asia Dialogue (October 2018).
“International students – peace offerings or security threats?” – The Monsoon Project (September 2018).
“China’s leadership model goes back to the future” – East Asia Forum (April 2016).
“China and the rule of law - everything and nothing changes” – China Stock Research (January 2015).
“Shock! Horror! Youku Tudou May Have Been Caught Stealing Content (Allegedly)” – China Stock Research (December 2014).
“China’s new bank deposits insurance scheme” – China Stock Research (November 2014).
“What if China misses its GDP growth target?” – China Stock Research (November 2014).
Scholarships and fellowships
EABER Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2016
Australian Postgraduate Award, 2016
Geoffrey Davies Memorial Prize, 2011
James Bertram Scholarship, 2011
Summer Scholars Scheme, 2010
Asian Politics Prize – Postgraduate, 2009
Teaching assistant, School of Politics and International Relations, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. Jul 2018 - ongoing.
Teaching assistant, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre - Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. Feb 2018 - Jun 2018.
China project officer, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER). Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. August 2016 - July 2017.
Sub-editor, East Asia Forum, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER). Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. July 2016 - Jan 2017.
Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, J.G. Crawford Building No. 132, Lennox Crossing, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 Australia.