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 when and why this bolsters trust in institutions. My research is published in journals such as Political Communication, Governance, Policy Sciences, or PNAS. My book “Lobbying the Autocrat“, co-edited with Jessica C. Teets, is forthcoming with University of Michigan Press in July 2023.
Currently, I co-lead two Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Projects (Public Interest Advocacy in Australian Policymaking, and 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.