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Professor of Politics, Curtin University

Alan Fenna is Professor of Politics at The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University, Western Australia. He publishes in the areas of Australian politics and government; Australian and comparative federalism; economic policy; social policy; and constitutional issues. He is the author of Australian Public Policy, 2nd edn (2004), co-editor of Government and Politics in Australia, 10th edn (2013), and co-author of Comparative Federalism: a systematic inquiry, 2nd edn (2015) as well as a range of book chapters and journal articles (see:

Professor Fenna served as 2009-10 President of the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA).


  • 1993–present
    Professor, Curtin University