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PhD, Lecturer and Tutor, Politics and History, Swinburne University of Technology

James Murphy teaches politics at Swinburne University. In 2019 he completed his doctoral studies with a thesis on the politics of East West Link with the assistance of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

He received a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from Swinburne in 2013, and worked as a research assistant with the Swinburne Institute for Social Research in 2015.

James has a strong interest in Australian and Victorian politics, political theory and history.


  • 2018–present
    Election Regulation Research Network Newsletter editor, Melbourne Law School
  • 2016–present
    Research assistant, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016–present
    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