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Lecturer & Tutor (Teaching Intensive) in Politics and Public Policy, The University of Melbourne

James Murphy lectures and tutors in politics and public policy at the University of Melbourne. He has written on Australian elections, lobbying, pressure politics and the politics of infrastructure. His PhD, completed in 2019 at Swinburne University of Technology, looked at the making and unmaking of Melbourne's notorious East-West Link. His first book, adapted from that research, was published by Melbourne University Press in July 2022.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer and tutor (teaching intensive), University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2021
    Tutor and lecturer, politics & history, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2019 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Doctor of Philosphy
  • 2013 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Bachelor of Arts (with Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Political Studies Association
  • International Political Science Association