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Research Assistant, School of Political Science & International Studies, The University of Queensland

Dr Chris Salisbury is a sessional lecturer in History, and a researcher at the University of Queensland's School of Political Science & International Studies. His research interests include Australian state and federal politics, economic development, party leadership and policy agendas. He teaches Australian history and has published research in various scholarly outlets, including the Australian Journal of Political Science, the Australian Journal of Politics & History, and Queensland Review. He has contributed to digital humanities research projects documenting Queensland’s social and political history, and provides commentary to local and national media outlets on political, budget and election issues.


  • 2016–present
    Research Associate, The University of Queensland
  • 2013–present
    Lecturer, The University of Queensland
  • 2013–2015
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2013 
    The University of Queensland, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Water Utility Reform in Australia: Lessons for India
    Funding Source:
    The World Bank

Research Areas

  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)
  • Public Policy (160510)