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. 

NameProfessor Patrick Weller AO MA PhD DLitt
PositionPremier of Queensland Chair Governance and Public Management
Organisation/CompanyGriffith University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Executive government
  • Politics and policy making in central governments in Westminster systems
  • Australian Politics
  • International civil servants

Professor Patrick Weller holds the Premier of Queensland Chair in Governance and Public Management. He has a BA from Exeter College Oxford, a MA Oxford, PhD from The Australian National University and a D.Litt. from Griffith University.  He is also an adjunct Professor in the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia.

Phone07 3735 7723
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