PhD in Political Science and International Relations (ANU), Grad Dip Int Law (ANU), BA (Honours) (Griffith University)
Political science

Linda Courtenay Botterill is Professor in Australian Politics and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law at the University of Canberra. Prof Botterill has published extensively on Australian rural policy issues and her current research program is focused on the role of personal and societal values in politics and policy.

Her research builds on nearly fifteen years as a public policy practitioner in the Australian Public Service, as a policy officer in two industry associations and as an adviser to two federal Ministers.

Key appointments: President of the Australian Political Studies Association 2014-15

Head of School, School of Government & Policy, University of Canberra 2013-

Professor in Australian Politics, University of Canberra 2010-

Adjunct Professor, UNSW Canberra

Director, National Institute for Rural and Regional Australia 2009-2010

Fellow, Research School of Political Science, ANU 2005-2010

2008 ANU Vice Chancellor’s media award for impact in public debate on drought policy

2009 Mayer Prize for the Best Article published in the Australian Journal of Political Science in 2008

Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2021) ‘From National Drought Policy to National Drought Agreement: the evolution of Australia’s drought response’ The Rangeland Journal Online early

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Alan Fenna (2020) ‘Initiative–Resistance and the Australian Party System’ Australian Journal of Politics and History 66(1): 63-77Cockfield, Geoff, Linda Courtenay Botterill and Simon Kelly (2018) ‘A prospective evaluation of contingent loans as a means of financing wild dog exclusion fences’ The Rangeland Journal 40: 591-601

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Alan Fenna (2019) Interrogating Public Policy Theory: A Political Values Perspective Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK

Clark, Shannon and Linda Courtenay Botterill (2018) ‘Contesting facts about wind farms in Australia and the legitimacy of adverse health effects’ Health 22 (4):337-355.

Clark, Shannon and Linda Courtenay Botterill (2018) ‘Expanding the political psychology toolkit: the potential of discursive psychology for understanding contentious political debate at a grassroots level’ Political Psychology 39(3): 667-683

Botterill, Linda Courtenay, Bruce Chapman and Simon Kelly (2017) ‘Revisiting Revenue Contingent Loans for Drought Relief: Government as Risk Manager’ Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 61(3): 367-384

Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2016) ‘Agricultural Policy in Australia: Deregulation, bipartisanship and agrarian sentiment’ Australian Journal of Political Science 51(4): 667-682

Berry, Helen Louise, Linda Courtenay Botterill, Geoff Cockfield, and Ning Ding (2016) ‘Identifying and measuring agrarian sentiment in regional Australia’ Agriculture and Human Values 33(4): 929-941

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Geoff Cockfield (2016) ‘The relative importance of landscape amenity and health impacts in the wind farm debate in Australia’ Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning early view online published 27 January

Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2015) ‘Pat Weller’s contribution to Australian political science’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 50(1): 25-29

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Geoff Cockfield (2015) ‘From ‘unstable’ to ‘stable’ minority government: Reflections on the role of the Nationals in Federal Coalition governments’ Australian Journal of Politics and History 61(1): 53-66

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Carsten Daugbjerg (2015) ‘Commensalistic institutions and value conflicts: the World Trade Organization and global private food standards’ European Political Science Review 7(1): 23-42

Cockfield, Geoff and Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2013) ‘Rural and Regional Policy: A Case of Punctuated Incrementalism?’ Australian Journal of Public Administration 72(2): 129-142

Reid, Richard and Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2013) ‘The Multiple Meanings of ‘Resilience’: An Overview of the Literature’ Australian Journal of Public Administration 72(1): 31-40

Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2013) ‘Are Policy Entrepreneurs Really Decisive in Achieving Policy Change? Drought policy in the USA and Australia’ Australian Journal of Politics and History 59(1): 97-112

Cockfield, Geoff and Linda Courtenay Botterill (2012) ‘Signs of Countrymindedness: a survey of attitudes to rural industries and people’ Australian Journal of Political Science 47(4): 609-622

Daugbjerg, Carsten and Linda Courtenay Botterill (2012) ‘Ethical food standard schemes and global trade: Paralleling the WTO?’ Policy and Society 31(4) 307-317

Cockfield, Geoff and Linda Courtenay Botterill (2012) ‘The evolution of rural policy: the Antipodean experience’ Policy and Society 31(4): 343-353

Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2012) Wheat Marketing in Transition: The Transformation of the Australian Wheat Board Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Michael J Hayes (2012) ‘Drought triggers and declarations: science and policy considerations for drought risk management’ Natural Hazards 64(1): 139-151

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Andrew Hindmoor (2012) ‘Turtles all the way down: bounded rationality in an evidence-based age’ Policy Studies 33(5): 367-379

Botterill, Linda Courtenay (2011) ‘Life and death of an institution: the case of collective wheat marketing in Australia’ Public Administration 89(2):629-643

Cockfield, Geoff and Linda Courtenay Botterill (2011) 'Back from the brink? The National Party after the 2010 Federal Election' Australian Journal of Political Science 46(2):341-351

Botterill, Linda Courtenay and Bruce Chapman (2009) ‘A Revenue Contingent Loan Instrument for Agricultural Credit with particular reference to drought relief’ Australian Journal of Labour Economics 12(2): 181-186