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Senior lecturer, University of Waikato

Dr. Justin Phillips is a political scientist and lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He specialises in political communication research, particularly on social media utilising big datasets. His recent articles on political communication during US & NZ & AUS election campaigns on traditional and social media have been published in Mass Communication and Society, Politics & Gender, the Australian Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Language and Politics. Justin’s ongoing collaborative and individual research has been funded by MBIE, Facebook, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato