Dr Shaun Ratcliff

Lecturer in Political Science, United States Studies Centre

Shaun Ratcliff is a Lecturer in Political Science at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on using novel data sources to study the issue preferences and behaviour of political actors, including voters, interest groups and elites. This includes the role of political parties as interest aggregators and the influence of party coalitions on policy goals.

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

Shaun has a background in government relations and political and statistical consulting.

Shaun is teaching the following units in academic year 2019:

Areas of expertise

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