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Senior Lecturer in Political Science, The University of Queensland

Frank's research interests include European Politics, Governance, Public Policy, Voter Attitude Formation, and Political Psychology.

His esearch focuses on political psychology, and explores the ways in which social identity theory and self-categorisation theory can be used to refine political science perspectives on leadership, EU attitudes, and voter attitudes more generally.

His research has been published in leading international journals, such as the European Journal of Political Research, Political Psychology, West European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Public Administration, Evidence and Policy, and the Australian Journal of Public Administration


  • –present
    Lecturer in Political Science, The University of Queensland


  • 2006 
    University of Exeter, PhD


  • 2016
    Explaining the appeal of populist right-wing partties in times of economic prosperity, Political Psychology
  • 2015
    Why a Nudge is not enough: A social identity critique of 'Governance by Stealth', European Journal of Political Research

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Economic prosperity and the hardening of attitudes
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • APSA

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)