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Queensland Government

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Centre for Governance and Public Policy (CGPP)

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Griffith University

The Centre is dedicated to enhancing knowledge of governance and public policy in Australia and globally. CGPP hosts one of the greatest concentrations of research-only scholars in the political science discipline in Australia. The Centre’s research programs include: global health governance; policy and capacity; comparative political philosophy; public integrity and anti-corruption; international political economy and global governance studies; environment, resources and sustainability; federalism, regionalism and devolution; and leadership and democratic governance.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Political science expertise
  • Public administration

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


Room -1.10, Glyn Davis Building (N72), Griffith University Nathan campus, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, 4111

Lead researchers

  • Professor Duncan McDonnell—Professor Duncan McDonnell specialises in political parties, populism, Euroscepticism and right wing politics
  • Professor Haig Patapan—Expertise in political philosophy, political leadership and Australian and Comparative Constitutionalism

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
19 June 2019