Electoral Integrity Project Staff


Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Dr Sarah Cameron

The Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow is Dr Sarah Cameron. Her research interests include elections, citizen responses to economic shocks, and Australian politics. She has contributed to a range of projects on elections and democracy including the Australian Election Study and the Comparative Cross-National Electoral Research project. She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Department of Government in 2015. Dr Cameron is the co-editor of Electoral Integrity in America (Oxford University Press, 2018). She holds a PhD and Master of Studies from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Sustainability from Ashridge Business School. Previously, she worked in management and consulting roles in the non-profit sector.   

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Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI) Manager: Thomas Powell

The PEI Manager is Thomas Powell. He joined the project as a Research Assistant in May 2017 and now is responsible for maintaining the PEI survey and database of worldwide election experts. Tom has previously worked in academic editing, policy advice, media administration, and for various NGOs.

He completed his Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences in 2016 and is currently completing his thesis for a Master of Arts (Research), both at the University of Sydney. His thesis utilises an experimental survey method in investigating how the urban/rural divide shapes perceptions of American presidential candidates. He is also a Tutor in the Department of Government and International Relations.