Dr Damon Alexander
Damon Alexander is a Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy in the Department of Social Sciences. He convenes the Politics and International Relations major at Swinburne and teaches the first year Arts Core unit ART10002 Grand Challenges: Dystopian Present-Utopian Futures; POL30010 Public Policy in Australia; and the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. His research is inter-disciplinary and includes public policy; policy design and innovation; political engagement and technology; applied social network analysis; Australian and Victorian politics; and right-wing populism. He is currently Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage grant (2018-2021) ‘Stewarding thin markets: improving public service market effectiveness and equity.’ (with Carey, G., Dickinson, H., Alexander, D., Kavanagh, A., Gilchrist D., Chand S.). This project is being conducted in partnership with the Department of Social Services and National Disability Services and aims to develop new methodologies to identify thin markets (markets with low numbers of buyers and sellers of services) in the public service sector. This will enable better targeting of market intervention, ultimately allowing governments to ensure that there is equal and sufficient access to disability services. Prior to joining Swinburne Damon worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Damon's most recent publication is Malbon, E., Alexander, D., Carey, G., Reeders, D., Green, C., Dickinson, H., Kavanagh, A., (2019) Adapting to a marketised system: Network analysis of a personalisation scheme in early implementation. Health and Social Care in the Community 27 (1): 191-198.
Current Postgraduate Supervision
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Public Policy - 440709
- Australian Government And Politics - 440801
- Social Policy - 440712
- 1998, National, Australian Postgraduate Scholaship, Monash University
Also published as: Alexander, Damon; Alexander, D.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2017: Stewarding thin markets: improving public sector market effectiveness *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
* Chief Investigator