Michael Breen is a Lecturer in Public Policy (MECAF) in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Michael completed his PhD at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and was previously a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Michael's research focuses on federalism, political parties and electoral systems in Asia, and the management of ethnic diversity. He is the author of 'The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Finding the Middle Ground' (2018) and was an advisor to Nepal's constitution-making process that established it as a federal democratic republic.
Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines.