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PhD Candidate in History and Politics, James Cook University

Patrick's PhD research broadly explores the possibilities and limitations of local government in the Australian federal system. As a case study, it analyses local government influence on post-war reconstruction and northern development in Queensland.

He also researches both the history of Indigenous perspectives on settler development in northern Australia, and histories of Australia's foreign and defence policies. He has published research in environmental, military, and political history.


  • 2016–present
    PhD Candidate, James Cook University


  • 2016 
    James Cook University, PhD Candidate

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Postgraduate Fellow, The Cairns Institute