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Professor Juliet Pietsch

Head of School

Professor Juliet Pietsch is a leading scholar in the specialist fields of migration politics and political behaviour in Australia and Southeast Asia. She has published more than 60 research publications, including six single-authored and co-authored books and edited collections. Juliet has also played a lead investigator role on six ARC grants - collectively worth more than $1.6 million - that involve the development of research data infrastructure for the study of migration and political behaviours.

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Dr Cosmo Howard

Deputy Head of School and Director, Learning and Teaching

Dr Cosmo Howard is Deputy Head of School and Director, Learning and Teaching in the School of Government and International Relations. His current research focuses on inequality and public policy, the politics of expertise, and comparative public administration. His recent book, Government Statistical Agencies and the Politics of Credibility. has been published through Cambridge University Press.

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Professor Sara Davies

Director, Research

Professor Sara Davies is an International Relations (IR) scholar whose work focuses on Global Health Governance, and Women, Peace and Security.  Sara was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Australian Postgraduate Award Scholar (2008-2012) and an ARC Future Fellow (2014-2018).   Sara’s research career has been devoted to identifying the political conditions that deny humans access to civil, economic and social human rights.

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Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma

Director, Engagement

Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma is Director, Engagement in the School of Government and International Relations. His current research specialises in electoral integrity, comparative politics, political parties and electoral behaviour. Ferran has also been a policy practitioner at the national - Spain's Prime Minister's office- and local level (Barcelona City Hall). His current ARC grant is exploring How can Political Actors shape turnout?

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