BA, MA (Oxford), PhD (ANU), DLitt (Griffith)
Political science

Professor Patrick Weller is Professor of Politics in the School of Government and Internatioal Relations and was formerly Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. His principal interests are the operations of executive government, both in Australia and internationally, the impact of prime ministers and political leadership, and the workings of international organisations.

AO, Officer of the Order of Australia 2002

Books since 2001

  • Patrick Weller, Joanne Scott and Bronwyn Stevens 2011 From Postbox to Power House: A centenary history of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,1911-2010 Allen and Unwin Australia, Sydney,
  • Patrick Weller and Ann Tiernan 2010 Learning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical Realities, Melbourne University Press, 2
  • Xu Yi-chong amd Paterick Weller 2009 Inside the World Bank: Exploding the Myth of a Monolithic Bank Palgrave Macmillan, New York,
  • R.A.W.Rhodes, John Wanna and Patrick Weller, 2009 Westminster compared, Oxford University Press,
  • Cabinet government in Australia, 2007 UNSW Press, Sydney,
  • Haig Patapan, John Wanna, Patrick Weller eds 2005 Westminster Legacies: Democracy and Responsible Government in Asia and the Pacific. UNSW Press, Sydney,
  • Patrick Weller and Xu Yi-chong (2004) The Governance of World Trade. Cheltenham: Elgar.
  • Patrick Weller (2003) Cabinet Government:an elusive ideal?, Public Administration, 81(4).
  • Patrick Weller (2002) Don't tell the prime minister. Melbourne: Scribe.
  • Patrick Weller (2001) Australia's Mandarins: the frank and the fearless?. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.