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 Liz Todhunter PhD
PositionResearch and Policy Officer
Specialisations / Bio


  • Industrial relations

Dr Todhunter is the research and policy officer with the Queensland Nurses' Union, a position she has held since 2008.  Prior to this she worked as a general staff member and academic at Griffith University.  Her PhD was awarded by Griffith University in 2007 for her thesis titled 'Arbitration in Constraint: The Role of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission in the Award Simplification Test Case'.  She has a Masters of Administration (Griffith, 1994)  - thesis titled 'Award Restructuring in Telstra's Operated Assisted Services - What Gains for Women?' and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland (1990).  Her research interests are employment regulation theory and practice, industrial democracy and union governance.

Phone07 3840 1473
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