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Dr Heba Batainah is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations in the School of Government and Policy at the University of Canberra. Heba’s research focuses on the political institutions of belonging and the ways in which minority groups are represented. She has a particular interest in the ways citizens are helped or hindered in their pursuit of political participation. Heba has over a decade of experience in the higher education sector, teaching both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her teaching focuses on public and social policy in Australia and leadership in theory and practice. Heba has lived in six countries on three continents and also speaks Arabic. She is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the University of Canberra (BPhil Hons – First Class). 

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

Government-Business Relations

De Percy, M. & Batainah, H., 1 Nov 2019, Australian Politics and Policy. Chen, P., Barry, N., Butcher, J., Clune, D., Cook, I., Garnier, A., Haig, Y., Motta, S. & Taflaga, M. (eds.). Australia: Sydney University Press, p. 373-389 17 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Open Access
civil society
law and order
living standard
policy approach
12 Citations (Scopus)

Autonomy and control in Australian agencies: data and preliminary findings from a cross-national empirical study

Aulich, C., BATAINAH, H. & Wettenhall, R., 2010, In : Australian Journal of Public Administration. 69, 2, p. 214-228 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From Multiculturalism to Citizenship

Batainah, H. & Walsh, M., 2008, Howard's Fourth Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2004-2007. Aulich, C. & Wettenhall, R. (eds.). Sydney, NSW: University of New South Wales Press, p. 227-243 17 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Issues of Belonging: Exploring Arab-Australian Transnational Identities

BATAINAH, H., 2008, Ties to the Homeland: Second Generation Transnationalism. Lee, H. (ed.). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 151-167 17 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter