Dr Maria Maley

BA (Syd) PhD (ANU)
Senior Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 02 61253982

Areas of expertise

  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Public Administration 160509
  • Political Science 4408
  • Gender And Politics 440806
  • Policy And Administration 4407

Research interests

Research and teaching interests include: Australian politics, public administration, public policy as well as ministerial advisers, the public service and gender issues in staffing.


Member of the Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Public Administration

Researcher's projects

Ministerial staff and political advisory institutions in Australia and comparatively, the working conditions of ministerial advisers, neutrality challenges of the public service,l career paths of ministers and ministerial staff, political leadership, Australian public administration, policy theory

Current student projects

Garry Sturgess 'Barry Jones: In Search of Lost Time' [completed]

Rick Umback  'Constituting the Airwaves: Political Dimensions of Early Australian Wireless' [completed]

Yasmi Adriansyah 'The role of policy entrepreneurs in Indonesia's foreign policy' [completed]

Associate supervisor for:

James Frost 'Talking Politics': Deliberation in Contemporary Australian Parliament

Isobel Crealy ‘Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Secondary Education’ [completed]

Monica Pfeffer '‘To MoG or not to MoG’: Understanding machinery of government decisions across Australian jurisdictions'


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  11 June 2023 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers