Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Sally Young is an expert in political communication, campaigns and elections at The University of Melbourne. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the Political Science Department at The University of Melbourne with a PhD on political advertising in Australia.

Before her academic career Sally worked for the federal public service for seven years and also had brief stints working as an electorate officer and a volunteer on election campaigns.

Sally is a regular media commentator on Australian politics, elections and the media. She has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Good Weekend, The Canberra Times,The Herald Sun and Inside Story. She has also appeared on Lateline, The 7:30 Report, A Current Affair, SBS, JJJ, RRR and ABC Radio National.


  • 2003–present
    Senior lecturer, Melbourne University


  • 2003 
    Melbourne University, PhD