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Lecturer, political science, University of Sydney

Shaun Ratcliff is a lecturer in political science at the US Studies Centre. His research interests are public opinion, political behaviour and parties in both the United States and Australia.

He has completed a PhD at Monash University, researching voter and candidate issue preferences and public policy outcomes. He teaches politics and quantitative research methods, and is a member of the executive committee of the Australian Society of Quantitative Political Science.

Shaun has a background working in politics and government relations, and has consulted for federal election campaigns.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, Political science, University of Sydney
  • 2012–2016
    Assistant lecturer, sessional teacher, Monash University


  • 2017 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2011 
    Monash University, MA