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 Alastair Stark BSc MSc PhD
PositionLecturer in Public Policy
Organisation/CompanyUniversity of Queensland
Specialisations / Bio


  • Governance and public policy
  • Crisis management
  • Institutional deliberation

Alastair Stark gained his PhD from Strathclyde University’s Department of Government in 2008 with a thesis that examined the relationship between representation and crisis management policy. This synthesis, between the democratic aspects of governance and public policy dynamics, very much reflects his ongoing research interests, which continue to be orientated towards the institutional interaction between citizen and state within policy settings. Dr. Stark’s current research explores the governance of crises and the institutionalization of deliberation within policy environments. His current projects include an examination of civil protection policy within the European Union (funded by the Carnegie Foundation) and an audit of the deliberative nature of leadership debates in the United Kingdom.

Phone07 3365 2655
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