Dr Lyndon Megarrity has a research background in Queensland and Australian history. His PhD thesis was on Sir Robert Philp, Premier of Queensland (1899-1903; 1907-8). He has been an ARC Research Associate at the University of Sydney (2003-2005) and was the co-author of Made in Queensland: A New History (UQP 2009).Dr Megarrity was an Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellow in 2010-11, producing new research on regionalism, local government and the politics of northern development. He taught Australian history and World history at the University of Southern Queensland (Springfield campus) in 2012 and 2013, and subsequently lectured in Australian history at James Cook University (2014). Megarrity is also a seasoned book reviewer: his reviews have frequently appeared in the pages of Australian Book Review and the Weekend Australian.