Lori Turnbull

Professor; Chair, Public & International Affairs Department


Email: lturnbul@dal.ca
Phone: 902 494 4243
Fax: 902 494 7023
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Room 3016
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Canadian parliamentary governance
  • Political ethics
  • Elections
  • Electoral systems
  • Public engagement

From July 2015 until July 2017, she was on secondment to the Privy Council Office (PCO), first as a Policy Advisor in the Machinery of Government Secretariat, then as Departmental Liaison to the Office of the Minister of Democratic Institutions, and finally as a Policy Advisor at the Priorities and Planning Secretariat.

Dr. Turnbull’s research and teaching focus on parliamentary democracy and governance, public sector ethics, and democratic reform. She has taught political science and public administration at Dalhousie, Queen’s, Carleton, and Acadia universities. She has published a number of articles and book chapters and freelances with The Globe and Mail.  She is a featured columnist with the Canadian Government Executive magazine.

Her book Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, co-authored with Mark Jarvis and the late Peter Aucoin, won the Donner Prize in 2011 and the Donald Smiley Prize in 2012.