I am Senior Lecturer at the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University.
I study how citizens achieve policy change under different political regimes, and the conditions under which citizens gain or lose trust in political institutions. My research is published in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Political Communication, Governance, Policy Sciences, or PNAS. My book “Lobbying the Autocrat“, co-edited with Jessica C. Teets, is published with University of Michigan Press.
Currently, I co-lead two Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Projects on Public Interest Advocacy in Australian Policymaking, and on Mapping & Harnessing Public Mistrust.
I am also Associate Editor of the journal Democratization, an invited affiliate of the International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE), and member of the Electoral Integrity Project‘s International Advisory Board.