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Doctoral Researcher in Public Administration, KU Leuven

Heath Pickering is a Doctoral Researcher in Public Administration at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, Belgium. His research examines the institutional development of ministers' offices in Westminster countries, with a special focus on the rise of ministerial advisers wedged between the nexus of politics and administration. His thematic expertise lies in comparing Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant researcher, University of Leuven
  • 2015–2018
    Assistant researcher, University of Melbourne


  • 2014 
    University of Melbourne, Master of International Relations
  • 2009 
    Bond University, Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Public Policy)

Professional Memberships

  • International Public Policy Association