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Professor Emeritus, School of Government and International Relations; Adjunct Professor, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University

Patrick Weller is Professor of Politics in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. He has a BA from Exeter College Oxford, a MA Oxford, PhD from The Australian National University and a D.Litt. from Griffith University. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia.
He is author/coauthor of a number of books on Australian and comparative politics, including Can Ministers Cope? (1981), First among equals: Prime Ministers in Westminster Systems (1985), Malcolm Fraser PM (1989), Dodging raindrops: John Button A Labor Life (1999), Australia's Mandarins: the frank and the fearless? (2001), Don't tell the Prime Minister (2002), The Governance of World Trade (2004), Cabinet Government in Australia, 1901-2006 (2007), Westminster Compared (2009), Inside the World Bank (2009), Learning to be a Minister (2010), From Post Box to Power House: A centenary history of the department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2011) and Kevin Rudd; twice Prime Minister (2014).
Research expertise
Executive government
Politics and policy making in central governments in Westminster systems
Australian Politics
International civil servants


  • –present
    Professor, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University


Order of Australia