Dr Shaun Ratcliff

Lecturer in Political Science

Shaun Ratcliff is a Lecturer in Political science at the US Studies Centre. His research focus is on the use of quantitative methods and survey data to understand public opinion, political behaviour and the role of parties in both the United States and Australia. In particular he is interested in how these have changed over time.

He completed his PhD at Monash University in 2016, where he studied voter and candidate issue preferences, and public policy outcomes.

He teaches politics, political psychology and quantitative research methods, and is a member of the executive committee of the Australia Society of Quantitative Political Science.

Shaun has a background working in politics and government relations, and has consulted for federal election campaigns.

Shaun is teaching the following units in academic year 2018:

Areas of expertise

  • Australia-US relations
  • Public opinion and polling
  • US politics and elections