Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Canberra

Dr Michael de Percy is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the School of Government and Policy and an Academic Fellow of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.

His research focuses on transport, logistics and communications policy and infrastructure. He adopts an historical institutionalist approach to understand how policy decisions made in the past influence the options available in the present. This is particularly important in networked technologies such as transport and communications where legacy technologies tend to restrict optimal use of emerging technologies.

Michael teaches government-business relations and leadership and he is a keen adopter of flexible pedagogical approaches in his teaching. He is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the Royal Military College Duntroon, and he is a Chartered Member (CMILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


  • 2005–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Canberra


    Australian National University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Member (CMILT), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Member, Australasian Political Studies Association (APSA)
  • Member, Institute of Public Administration Australia.
  • Visiting Scholar, Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
  • Academic Fellow, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
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