Political Science and International Relations
Our research projects
Advancing gender equality through aid: Realising women's empowerment
This ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award project evaluates the determinants of aid programming for women's empowerment in Southeast Asia.
Researcher: Kelly Gerard
Closing the rhetoric-reality gap: Strengthening the link between performance management and decision making in the public sector
In collaboration with Renmin University, this project aims to examine and provide a better understanding of factors that enhance evidence-based decision-making in the public sector.
Researcher: Jeannette Taylor
MumBubVax and MidVaxCom: Multi-component projects to improve maternal and childhood vaccine uptake
Part funded by WA Health, MidVaxCom explores the attitudes and practices of midwives in public maternity hospitals regarding maternal and newborn vaccines. In MumBubVax, the research team develops and pilots a communication intervention.
Researcher: Katie Attwell
The political-economy of Australia-China relations
This ARC Discovery project examines current relations between Australia and China and their political-economic implications.
Lead Chief Investigator: Mark Beeson
Political Science and International Relations courses
Our Political Science and International Relations major provides you with an understanding of how societies govern themselves and associated policies. A major in this area allows students to explore important contemporary issues affecting the governance of our world today.Find out more
Collaborations and scholarships
We have an active program for volunteers within the Political Sciences and International Relations discipline of learning. In particular, we welcome volunteers to speak as guests at University events. If you would like to get involved, contact us using the details below.