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Dr Chris Salisbury is a sessional lecturer with the University of Queensland's International Programs office. His research interests include Australian state and federal politics, 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.


  • 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)