EIP Staff

Pippa Norris, Founding Director EIP, Laureate Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney and Maguire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard University

Alessandro Nai, EIP Project Manager and Senior Research Associate, University of Sydney/ Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, University of Amsterdam

Alexandra Kennett, EIP Project Coordinator, University of Sydney 

Max Grömping, PhD candidate and PEI Program Manager, University of Sydney


EIP International Advisory Board

Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University, MA;


Sarah Birch, Professor, Department of Political Economy, Kings College, University of London, UK;


André Blais, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Montreal, Canada;


David J. Carroll, Director Democracy Program, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA;


Ivor Crewe, The Master, University College, Oxford, UK;


Russell J. Dalton, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, CA;


Zach Elkins, The University of Texas at Austin;


Jørgen Elklit, Professor, Department of Politics, Aarhus University, Denmark;


David Farrell, Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University College, Dublin, Eire;


Annette Fath-Lihic, Senior Programme Manager, International IDEA, Stockholm, Sweden;


Simon Finley, Democratic Governance, United Nations Development Programme;


Richard W. Frank, Lecturer, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; (EIP Project Manager 2012-2015)


Graeme Gill, Professor (emeritus), Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia;


Matt Golder, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, PA;


Thad Hall, Fors Marsh Group, Arlington, VA;


Mala Htun, Department of Political Science, University of New Mexico, NM;


Susan Hyde, University of California, Berkeley, CA;


Ronald Inglehart, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, MI;


Simon Jackman, Professor and CEO, U.S. Studies Center, University of Sydney, Australia;


John Keane, Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia;


Judith Kelley, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University;


Alexander Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, MA;


Steven Levitsky, Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University, MA;

Ferran Martinez i Coma, Griffith University (previous PEI Manager);


Ian McAllister, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia;


Dieter Nohlen, Professor (emeritus), Department of Political Science, University of Heidelberg, Germany;


Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, University College London, UK;


Andrew Reynolds, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC;


Hermann Schmitt, Professor in Electoral Politics, Manchester and Mannheim Universities;


Ingrid van Biezen, Scientific Director & Professor of Comparative Politics, Leiden University, the Netherlands;


Carolien van Ham, University of New South Wales, Australia;


Chad Vickery, Director Center for Applied Research and Learning, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Washington DC, US.


EIP Senior Research Associates (year of visit)

Karen Bird, Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada (2016)  

Elin Bjarnegård, Uppsala University, Sweden (2014)

Thomas Brunell, University of Texas at Dallas, US (2014)

Hilde Coffe, University of Wellington, NZ (2014)

Jørgen Elklit, Aarhus University, Denmark (2016)  

Anaïd Flesken, University of Bristol, UK (2016)  

Richard Frank, Australian National University, Australia (2012-15)

Mark Franklin, European University Institute/ Trinity College, CT (2016)

Anika Gauja, Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia (2014-)

Benjamin Goldsmith, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney (2013)

Jeffrey Karp, Department of Politics, Exeter University, UK (2015)

John Keane, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney (2015-)

Norbert Kersting, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Münster, Germany (2014)

Ignacio Lago, Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2014)

Laurence LeDuc, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada (2013)

Nikolay Marinov, Associate Professor, University of Mannheim, Germany (2016)

Alessandro Nai, University of Geneva, Switzerland (visiting in 2014)

Merete Bech Seeberg, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark (2016)

Rodney Smith, Professor,Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia (2013-)

Professor Zaad Mahmood, Presidency University, Kolkata, India (2015)

Ferran Martínez i Coma, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia (2013-)

Armen Mazmanyan, Director, Apella Institute, Armenia (2015)

Carolien van Ham, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia (2013-)

Andrea Abel van Es, Research Fellow, Institute for Economics and Peace,  Sydney, Australia (2014-15)

Par Zetterberg, Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden (2014)


EIP research students (year of visit)

Andrea Fumarola, LUISS Guido Carli, Roma, Italy (2016)  

Holly Ann Garnett, McGill University, Canada (2014)

Carla Luis, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2015)

Miguel Angel Lara Otaola, University of Sussex, UK (2015-16)

Hectór Millán, University of Chile (2016)

Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, Sciences Po, University of Paris/ now V-Dem, Gothenberg (2015)

Marta Regalia, LUISS Guido Carli, Roma, Italy (2015)

Marcus Spittler, WZB/Free University of Berlin, Germany (2015)

Minh Trinh, Harvard University (2013), now MIT, U.S.

Marco Valbruzzi, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2014)

Elisabeth Young, University of Michigan, MI (2015)

Margarita Zavadskaya, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2014)


See the application process for  visiting fellowships and for visiting post-docs in Sydney during 2018.