Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance

Lucy J. ParryResearch Associate


Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance


Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra


Lucy J. Parry is a Research Associate and Project Manager for the Deliberative Integrity project, where is currently developing a study to understand different perspectives on the deliberative integrity of mini-publics. She also works closely with Participedia where she has written over 100 case studies of democratic innovation. Her recent research with Selen Ercan explores different understandings of the impacts of deliberative mini-publics using Participedia's crowdsourced data. 

Lucy's research interests cover deliberative democracy, democratic innovations more broadly, animal ethics and Q methodology. She has worked with Australian Citizens' Jury on Genome Editing analysing shared viewpoints on the topic, and has experience working on a number of deliberative processes in practice including the UK's pilot citizens' assemblies in 2015. Lucy's PhD research at the University of Sheffield explored how nonhuman animals are represented through discourses and she continues to pursue an interest in how other animals can participate or be meaningfully represented in decisions that affect their lives. She has published research in both political theory and empirical social science across her research interests.

Lucy lives in Austria and works remotely with the Centre. She also works at Democratic Society where she brings deliberative theory and practice together in the area of climate and democracy.


  • Tutor, Language Center, Webster Vienna Private University. 2017-2021.
  • Tutor, Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra. 2017.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, History of Western Political Thought, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. 2014-2016.


  • Co-editor, BroadAgenda, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, 2017.

Key Publications

View Lucy J Parry’s full list of publications here.

Public engagement 
  • Parry, L.J., Asenbaum, H., and Ercan, S. (2021) Recipes for democratic participation during the pandemic: from anti-lockdown protest to a participatory system. Agora. 15 March.
  • Parry, L.J. (2017) #MeToo and Me: the transformative power in numbers, BroadAgenda, 20 October.
  • Curato, N. and Parry, L.J. (2017) Deliberative Democracy must rise to the threat of populist rhetoric. The Conversation. 7 June.
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