Dr Nicholas Barry has research and teaching interests in the areas of Australian politics, political institutions, and political theory. He is currently working on a defence of luck egalitarianism, which is a responsibility-sensitive, luck-insensitive theory of justice, and he is also examining the links between contemporary egalitarian theory and policy debates over disadvantage and welfare reform. Nicholas works on human rights protection in Australia, with a particular focus on Australia's National Human Rights Framework, and he has future work planned on constitutionalism, democracy and judicial politics. He currently teaches units on Australian political institutions, public policy, human rights, and contemporary liberalism (and its critics).

Dr Andrea Carson is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University. She is a political scientist and a trained journalist. Her latest book is 'Investigative Journalism, Democracy and the Digital Age', Routledge: New York. Her research examines the intersection between politics and the media - with special interests in investigative journalism, the media's role in democracies and political communication. She has published numerous journal articles on journalism, Australian politics, party representation and voter behaviour, election campaigns and about fake news and media trust.

Twitter - @andrea_carson

Dr Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At the University of British Columbia he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies.  He has also taught at the University of Toronto, the California  Institute of Technology, Harvard University (Mackenzie King chair,  1994-5), and the University of Pennsylvania. He has held visiting  fellowships at Queen’s University at Kingston, the Mannheimer Zentrum  für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), and the Australian National  University. From 2009 to 2012, he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow  attached to the European University Institute. In 2017-18, he held a  fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation. His research falls into three major areas: Electoral systems, party systems, and parties; Communications media and campaigns; and Social capital, diversity and the welfare state.

Personal website - Richard Johnston

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