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Dr Michael De Percy

Senior Lecturer in Political Science
Academic Fellow at the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis
School of Government & Policy
Highest Qualification - PhD
HDR Completions – 0  

Contact Details 
Phone No.: +61 (0) 2 6201 2708


Dr Michael de Percy CMILT is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the School of Government and Policy and an Academic Fellow of IGPA at the University of Canberra.

His research focuses on transport, logistics and communications policy and infrastructure. He adopts an historical institutionalist approach to understand how policy decisions made in the past influence the options available in the present. This is particularly important in network technologies such as transport and communications where legacy technologies tend to restrict optimal use of emerging technologies.

Michael teaches government-business relations and leadership and he is a keen adopter of flexible pedagogical approaches in his teaching. He is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the Royal Military College Duntroon, and he is a Chartered Member (CMILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Michael maintains a blog on his research, teaching, and community engagement activities at and you can follow him on twitter @madepercy.

Michael is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Political Science
  • Comparative Policy and Regulation
  • Leadership, Innovation and Change
  • Transport and telecommunications policy

Research Theories / Models of Interest

  • Historical Institutionalism
  • Comparative Politics and Policy

Research Methods of Interest

  • Government-Business Relations
  • Transport and Communications Infrastructure Policy