IPEN Showcase: Postgraduate Research from Australia and the UK

20 March 2024

For our inaugural IPEN Showcase, we have five speakers who will each speak for five minutes using five presentation slides.

We are delighted to welcome IPEN members Anneke, Emma, Lauren, Matt and Nathaniel – all PhD students from the UK and Australia – who will be giving us an insight into their current research on a range of topics related to parliamentary public engagement:

‘It’s just a respect thing’: Identifying practical ways for the Australian parliament to recognise and value Indigenous languages and their speakers
Anneke Myers, PhD candidate, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University

Press A to Vote: Exploring political engagement in online roleplaying games to identify real-world opportunities
Emma Brewis, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

Who speaks and who listens? The ‘Democratic Ecology’ of Parliamentary E-petitions
Lauren Martin, University of Sheffield

Parliamentary public engagement and democratic representation in Australia: a critical realist analysis
Matt Ryan, University of South Australia

Shifting Scrutiny Styles: The Increased Presence of House of Lords Select Committees
Nathaniel Sablan, University of Sheffield

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for all participants to ask questions of the speakers and to have a wider discussion of the research themes.

The IPEN Showcase will be chaired by Cristina Leston Bandeira (University of Leeds and Chair of IPEN) and Elise Uberoi (House of Commons Library and Deputy Chair of IPEN).

This online event is open to all members of the International Parliament Engagement Network.

Find out more about the network.