Lauren Leigh Hinthorne
She is a Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow in the Centre for Communication and Social Change at the University of Queensland’s School of Journalism and Communication. She completed her PhD thesis titled “S(t)imulation: A comparison of international democracy assistance objectives and non-elite perceptions of democracy in eastern Madagascar” at the University of York in 2010. Research interests include visual research methods, participatory development communication, and international development assistance policy.
She is a visiting professor (tenure track) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in Political Science. She has recentlycompleted her PhD thesis titled “Solidarity, global restructuring and political deregulation: the Liverpool dockers’ dispute 1995-1998” at the University of York. Her research interests are in the areas of public policy, particularly social policy, the role of social actors (such as organised workers) in public policy and critical international political economy.