Flinders University
Research Field: Political Science

In democracies, citizens are asked to make extremely important decisions on who governs them. These decisions can have an impact on all aspects of life, from
whether your country embarks on warfare, to whether you and your family have enough to live on.

Dr Praino’s research uses a cutting-edge combination of experiments, statistical modelling and real-world data to explain how citizens arrive at their voting decisions, and the consequences this process has on our society. His research focuses on how voters make their decisions in a context of low-information.

Rodrigo regularly discusses his research on major media outlets, including the Washington Post, Politico, and SBS, as well as pieces in The Conversation, and he also organises public events to discuss current issues and events that are broadcast online. Dr Praino was awarded his PhD from the University of Connecticut in 2013, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy at Flinders University.