My main teaching responsibility at Griffith is a second year undergraduate course called Political Leadership. It looks at leadership rather than just leaders – a crucial distinction!
I also contribute lectures to several other courses including Comparative European Politics, and research methods for research students. Over the years I have taught courses in public policy theory and policy analysis, democratic theory and practice, and – one of my favourites – big, first year, introductions to political studies.
I currently supervise:
- Bahadir Celiktemur, looking at how people with communication disabilities can be included in deliberative democracy (at Warwick, commenced 2012)
I have also supervised or advised numerous other students including:
- Dr Lucy Hatton, examining the implications of the new European Citizens’ Initiative process for the legitimacy of the European Union (Warwick, 2016)
- Dr Seraina Pedrini, Mapping Deliberative Capacity: culture, sites, and styles (Bern, 2012)
- Dr Ashwini Swain, Macro implications of micro-participation : participatory management of electricity distribution in Eastern India (York 2012)
- Dr Tom Flynn, How deliberation changes the way people reason (York 2010)
- Dr Fiona Aspinal, Public and patient participation strategies in the NHS (York 2008)
- Dr Dave Ockwell, Knowledge claims and environmental policy (York 2007)
If you are thinking of doing a research degree, have a look at my Research page, download some papers, and have a think about linkages between my work and yours. If you are still keen, or have any questions, do please get in touch to discuss. I am always keen to hear from prospective research students.
Professor John Parkinson
Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Glyn Davis Building (N72)
170 Kessels Road
Nathan, QLD 4111