Lecturer in Political Science, United States Studies Centre
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:
Australians report higher levels of anxiety than Americans on issues like climate change, and virtually identical levels of anxiety about the affordability of healthcare despite Australia’s stronger social safety net, according to new...
Researchers from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney have released the results of an extensive comparison of public opinion on Donald Trump and perceptions of security and the...
There were significant threats to the security of Australia and the United States before Donald Trump was elected US President.
North Korea's nuclear ambitions are decades old, and China's militarisation of the South...