PhD Candidate, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University

Sean has a burning interest in politics and political economy and why governments do or not do what they do!

His current research is investigating the reasons that inspired past Australian governments to propose and implement economic reform. The purpose of the research is to isolate lessons that can be learnt by current or future governments that may allow them to make changes as they are required. By nature humans are reform-averse - the path for a would-be reformer is a tough one.

Sean began his academic interests in history and government. Recently his diversity of interest included completing an MBA. This study majored in international business, that compliments his current academic interests in political economy.

His inquiring and analytical mind has been refined by twenty years as a barrister. As a lawyer he has been described as "an effective no-nonsense advocate whose particular strength is inspiring trust and rapport in his clients." He is applying this wealth of experience and skills to his research, teaching and writing.

Sean likes to hear from people about their ideas. Ideas are never boring. Ideas in turn inspire new ideas and it is through that process that real change occurs. Ideas allow us to construct narratives to explain our idea to others, to persuade them and inspire them.

Experience

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

Education

  • 2011 
    University of New England, MBA
  • 1998 
    University of Queensland, BA (Honours)
  • 1996 
    University of Queensland, BA (Majors in Government and History)
  • 1994 
    Barristers' Board Queensland, Barrister-at-Law
  • Brisbane, Australia
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