Dr Tracey Arklay is the Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (GCPA) and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. Tracey's research on parliamentary practice and disaster management has seen her work extensively with key Queensland government agencies. Dr Arklay’s research incorporates her interest in translating practice into research. She has written on state and federal politics, electoral analysis, parliamentary practice, policy capacity, disaster management and political leadership. She has published two books and one internationally cited monograph. One of her recent publications examined policy making in Australian states: Arklay, T (with John Phillimore), (2015) ‘Policy and policy analysis in Australian states’ (eds. Head, B and Crowley, K), Policy Analysis in Australia, Bristol: Policy Press.