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 Paul Reynolds MA PhD
PositionHonorary Research Fellow
Organisation/CompanyQueensland Parliament
Specialisations / Bio


  • Queensland state politics
  • Australian national politics
  • Election campaigns
  • Political biography
  • Political leadership
  • Parliamentary research

Dr Paul Reynolds is a widely-published academic and political commentator on national and state politics with a career spanning over 40 years. Until 2007 he was Associate Professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. His research and teaching focused on Queensland politics including parliament, parties, leaders and electoral behaviour. He has also been a political commentator, having previously anchored Channel 7’s election night coverage and developed a profile within regional Queensland, offering frequent commentary and analysis via the ABC to regional areas. He has also been widely published, including three books and numerous articles. A large collection of his unpublished research papers are held in the Reynolds’ Collection in the UQ Fryer and Parliamentary libraries.

Dr Reynolds has also served as the Chair and member of the Executive Board of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group (APSG), Queensland Chapter, a non-partisan body established to encourage and stimulate research, writing and teaching about parliamentary institutions in Australia. After retiring from the University of Queensland, Reynolds works as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Queensland Parliamentary Library.

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