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Richard Eccleston

Professor of Political Science; Director, Tasmanian Policy Exchange, University of Tasmania

Richard is Professor of Political Science and the founding director of the Tasmanian Policy Exchange at the University of Tasmania. He is a specialist in social and economic policy and has worked on a wide range of policy issues, analysing and developing practical evidence-based solutions to some of the most significant policy challenges facing our community.

He is the author or editor of 10 books and teaching texts on various aspects of comparative politics and political economy. He has been lead investigator on 5 ARC Discovery projects and authored numerous policy reports.

In recent years Richard has worked with numerous governments and led collaborative projects and supported major government reviews on a wide range of issues including tax reform, housing affordability, regional development and climate and energy policy.


  • 2013–present
    Professor, University of Tasmnania


  • 2002 
    University of Queensland, PhD

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)