Dr Mary WalshAcademic Fellow



Centre for Change Governance


Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Australian politics, political theory (Arendt, Machiavelli, de Beauvoir, Irigaray), identity politics, ecological politics


Selected Publications:

  • Walsh, M. (2016), 'Five Prime Ministers: a crisis, a political aberration or the new normal,' in Aulich, C. (Ed) From Abbott to Turnbull: A New Direction?, Australian Commonwealth Administration 2013-2016, Victoria: Echo Books, pp. 323-342.

  • Walsh, M. (2014), “The Gillard Government, the Coalition and Asylum Seekers”. In Aulich, C., ed., The Gillard Governments: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2010-2013, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, pp. 125-140
Research Projects & Grants
PhD Supervision

Areas of Supervision:

  • Australian politics
  • Political theory (Arendt, Machiavelli, de Beauvoir, Irigaray)
  • Identity politics
  • Ecological politics

Involvement in PhD Supervisory Panels:

  • Gavin Spackman, "Assessing Australian Ecological Security - Water, Food and Energy Security in an Uncertain Future" (Primary Supervisor)
  • Jessicah Mullins, "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Australia and the First Safe Nation Principle" (Primary Supervisor)


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