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Lucy J. Parry

Lucy J. Parry

Senior Research Associate


Lucy J. Parry is a Research Associate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance. She is currently the project manager of Monitoring Deliberative Integrity in Australia and a collaborator on the Australian citizens’ jury on genome editing. Prior to her current role she was a Research Associate with Participedia and has documented hundreds of cases and methods of democratic innovation around the world on their crowd-sourced, open access database.

Her research interests include deliberative systems, deliberative mini-publics and democratic innovations, and animal ethics. Uniting these areas is a commitment to bring deliberative theory and practice together, along with her methodological expertise in Q Methodology. She has authored a number of publications and presented her research at international conferences in Australia, Austria and the U.K. Her current research explores the impacts and integrity of deliberative mini-publics.

Key Publications

  • Jean-Paul Gagnon, Paul Emiljanowicz, Lucy J. Parry, Bomikazi Zeka, Nick Vlahos, Angela Tan-Kantor, Alex Prior, Adrian Bua, and John Hawkins (2022) TaxTrack’: Introducing a Democratic Innovation for Taxation. Australasian Parliamentary Review.

  • Parry, L.J., Asenbaum, H. & Ercan, S.E. (2021). Democracy in flux: a systemic view on the impact of COVID-19. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 15(2): 197-205.

  • Parry, L.J. & Ercan, S.A. (2020). Using Participedia to study the impacts of mini-publics. Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Working Paper 2020/02. Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance.

  • Parry, L.J., Alver, J. & Thompson, N. (2019). Democratic Innovation in Australasia. In Elstub, S. & Escobar, O. (2019). Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance. Elgar Publishing.

  • Parry, L.J. (2019). Discourses on foxhunting in the public sphere: a Q methodological study. British Politics. 14, 290-310.

  • Parry, L.J. (2017). Don’t put all your speech-acts in one basket: situating animal activism in the deliberative system. Environmental Values, 26(4), 437-455.

Full list of publications available in GoogleScholar.


  • Tutor, Language Center, Webster Vienna Private University. 2017-2021.

  • Tutor, Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra. 2017.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, History of Western Political Thought, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. 2014-2016.


  • Co-editor of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy, 2023-present.

  • Editor of the Deliberative Democracy Digest, 2023-present.

  • Co-editor, BroadAgenda, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, 2017.

Public Engagement

  • Parry, L.J., Asenbaum, H., and Ercan, S. A. (2021) Recipes for democratic participation during the pandemic: from anti-lockdown protest to a participatory system. Agora. 15 March.

  • Parry, L.J. (2017) #MeToo and Me: the transformative power in numbers, BroadAgenda, 20 October.

  • Curato, N. and Parry, L.J. (2017) Deliberative Democracy must rise to the threat of populist rhetoric. The Conversation. 7 June.

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