Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameDr Tracey Arklay BCom PhD
PositionResearch Fellow
Organisation/CompanyGriffith University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Queensland and Australian politics and history
  • Political biography
  • Public Policy
  • Leadership
  • Parliamentary research

Dr Arklay is a political scientist whose research interests include policy advice, policy capacity, intergovernmental relations, state politics and disaster management. Her previous research includes state parliamentary history, electoral analysis and political biography. She has taught Australian and State Politics to undergraduates, was the managing editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs (2007-2013) and is currently on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Public Administration.

Phone07 3735 4271
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