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 Paul Williams MA PhD
PositionSenior Lecturer
Organisation/CompanyGriffith University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Queensland state politics
  • Australian national politics
  • Election campaigns and the media
  • Political leadership
  • Government-Business relations

Dr Paul Williams is a Senior Lecturer in politics and journalism at Griffith University's School of Humanities, with a special research interest in Australian federal and state elections and voter behaviour.

He is also a weekly columnist with The Courier Mail newspaper, and is published in various scholarly journals, including the Australian Journal of Political Science, the Australian Journal of Politics and History, and the Australian Journal of Public Administration.  He is also a regular political commentator in the electronic media, and is co-editor of three books, including (with John Wanna) ‘Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories’, (2005).

Phone07 3735 7428
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