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 Chris Salisbury PhD
PositionResearch Associate
Organisation/CompanyUniversity of Queensland
Specialisations / Bio


  • Queensland history
  • State and federal politics
  • Parliamentary research
  • Political leadership
  • Economic development
  • Public policy

Dr Chris Salisbury is a political historian whose research interests include Australian politics, electoral analysis, industry development, and innovation and technology policy. He was awarded his doctorate from the University of Queensland in 2013 for his thesis, "The 'smart state' - building a knowledge economy in Queensland since the 1990s". He has taught undergraduate courses in Applied History, Australian History, Queensland Politics, and European/Russian History. He was formerly a school teacher and has conducted research in the fields of education, the social sciences and oral history.

Phone07 3365 2698
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