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Christian Downie

Associate Professor, Australian National University

Christian Downie is an Associate Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. He holds an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship and was previously a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Christian has worked as an advisor to several Australian Government agencies, including the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Christian holds a PhD in international relations and political science from the Australian National University, and has spent time teaching or researching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Balsillie School of International Affairs among others. Christian is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His latest book is Business Battles in the U.S. Energy Sector: Lessons for a clean energy transition.


  • –present
    Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UNSW Australia


    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
  • 2012 
    Australian Nation University, Ph.D. Political Science and International Relations

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)
  • Political Science (1606)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)