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 at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She is currently the project manager of Monitoring Deliberative Integrity in Australia and a collaborator on the Australian citizens’ jury on genome editing. Prior to her current role she was a Research Associate with Participedia and has documented hundreds of cases and methods of democratic innovation around the world on their crowd-sourced, open access database.

Her research interests include deliberative systems, deliberative mini-publics and democratic innovations, and animal ethics.  Uniting these areas is a commitment to bring deliberative theory and practice together, along with her methodological expertise in Q Methodology. She has authored a number of publications and presented her research at international conferences in Australia, Austria and the U.K. Her current research explores the impacts and integrity of deliberative mini-publics.


  • Tutor, Language Center, Webster Vienna Private University. 2017-present.
  • 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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