Dr Nick Turnbull

Lecturer in Politics

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I completed my PhD in Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) in 2005. I previously taught at the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney and commenced my appointment as Lecturer at the University of Manchester in 2006. I lecture on public policy, governance and political rhetoric. I have been the Convenor of the Interpretive Political Science Association Specialist Group of the UK Political Studies Association and the Deputy Editor of the Revue Internationale de Philosophie. I am an active member of the International Public Policy Association. Beyond academia, I have worked as a researcher in the Social Policy Research Centre (UNSW), as a political advisor to a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, as a civil servant in the Australian Public Service and as a researcher in a non-government agency (UnitingCare Burnside).

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  • 2005 - Doctor of Philosophy, Policy in Question: From Problem Solving to Problematology, University of New South Wales
  • 1997 - Bachelor of Social Science University of New South Wales

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