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 Elizabeth Van Acker PhD
PositionSenior Lecturer
Organisation/CompanyGriffith University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Relationship between governments, gender and couple relationships
  • Gender, feminist theories and politics
  • Values and the public/private distinction

Dr Liz van Acker is a Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith Business School.  She has an Honours degree from the School of Humanities at Griffith University and a PhD from the Department of Government at the University of Queensland.

She was one of the Chief Investigators of a project funded by an Australian Learning and Teaching Grant (2010-2012). This project provided a national study of capstone subjects.  Her research interests include innovation and industry policy, relationship support programs and government policies, gender and politics and service delivery by the third sector.

Phone07 3735 7696
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