Electoral Integrity Project Staff
Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Research Associate: Dr Sarah Cameron
The Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Research Associate is Dr Sarah Cameron. She joined the project in September 2017 from the Australian National University where she received her PhD in Political Science for a comparative study of citizen responses to the global financial crisis.
Sarah 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. She holds a PhD and Master of Studies from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Sustainability from Ashridge Business School. Sarah previously worked in management and consulting roles in the non-profit sector.
Project Coordinator: Megan Capriccio
The EIP Project Coordinator is Ms Megan Capriccio, who joined the project in August 2017.
Originally from the United States, Megan completed her BA In Intercultural Communication at the University of San Francisco. She came to the University of Sydney to complete her Masters of International Relations, with her research focusing on Feminist Theory in International Relations.
After completion of her Masters degree in 2016, Megan has contributed to several projects with a focus on international development and aid, diversity and human rights. One of her personal projects includes the establishment of Vikera Tequila in which proceeds generated contribute to education and opportunities for the people of Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. She has a particular interest in how women's roles in government, elections, and the broader international system can progress equality and reduce poverty.
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.