I am a political scientist and survey researcher with a joint appointment in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. My current research projects examine why immigrants participate in politics, how opportunities to participate are distributed throughout the population, and the effects of early (or pre-poll) voting on Australian politics. I am the primary author of the ANUpoll, a thrice-yearly survey of social attitudes and behaviours. My methodological research interests include survey questionnaire design and measurement validity of survey data.
My doctoral thesis (awarded in 2014) examined the effects of disaggregated measures of internet use on political participation in Australia.