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Marc Brodie is Associate Professor of European and International History in the School of International Studies at UNNC. He is a social and political historian of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly interested in urban and poorer communities and the issue of political trust. Most recently he has focussed on the historical and cultural background to the development and reception of public policy in a range of settings. Two of his books have been published through Oxford University Press and he has published in several leading journals. He was a major contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and holds a Lifetime Honorary Research Associateship with the Dictionary. He has won large nationally-competitive research grants, for example for an Australian Research Council project on the transnational movement of ideas.

He has worked at universities in the UK and Australia in both academic and senior academic management roles. He was a Fellow and head of academic affairs at two Colleges of the University of Oxford (Keble College and St Hilda's College). Originally from Australia, he moved to Oxford, England, in 2008. Prior to this he taught at Monash University and Federation University in Australia. He also taught at Leicester University in the UK.

Educational Background

Marc Brodie has a doctorate in History from the University of Oxford, a Masters of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University.

Professional Positions

He has first-hand experience in politics and government. Prior to his academic career, he worked in senior policy positions in government in Australia, as a special Ministerial Adviser and as a member of the senior executive service. Along with teaching positions in the UK and Australia, he also held several university-wide roles at the University of Oxford.

Postgraduate Supervision Areas

  • Social and political history of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Urban history
  • History of public policy
  • British and imperial history



  • INTS1008 Roads to Modernity: Europe 1600-1939
  • INTS1020 History of Political Thought


  • INTS4013 Research Methods
  • INTS4020 A Global History of Empire - the British Empire
  • INTS4108 Introduction to World History


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