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Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University

Dr Tracey Arklay is a senior lecturer and program director for the Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis in the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University.

She is on the 'Australian Journal of Public Administration's editorial board and was the Managing Editor of the 'Australian Journal of International Affairs' (2007-2013). She is co-author of 'The Ayes Have it – the History of the Queensland Parliament 1957-89' (ANU e-press, 2010) and the author of a political biography on Sir Arthur Fadden (Australian Scholarly Publishing). She is currently on the Inspector-General Emergency Management advisory panel (Qld). She writes on state and federal politics, political biography, policy capacity and disaster management in Australia.


  • 2013–2015
    Research Fellow, University of Queensland ISSR


  • 2011 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2001 
    Griffith University, BCom (hons)


  • 2014
    Leadership lessons: Minority government, independents and relationships, Australian Journal of Politics and History
  • 2012
    Queensland’s State Disaster Management Group – an all agency response to an unprecedented natural disaster’, Australian Journal of Emergency Management
  • 2011
    Advising Ministers – the special problem of defence’, , Australian Journal of Public Administration
  • 2010
    The Ayes Have It, ANU e press
  • 2006
    ‘Political Biography: Its Contribution to Political Science’, ANU e press

Professional Memberships

  • APSA, ASPG (Qld chapter), IPPA NSW