David Burchell

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This article is about the academic and author. For the South Australian business man and football administrator, see David Godwin Burchell.

David Burchell is a senior lecturer in humanities at the University of Western Sydney[1][2] and a regular columnist for The Australian. He has also contributed articles to the Australian Financial Review and Griffith Review.[3]

Dr Burchell is the author of several books on Australian politics and the Australian Labor Party, including Western Horizon: Sydney's Heartland and the Future of Australian Politics (Scribe Books, 2003); co-author of The Prince's New Clothes: Why do Australians Dislike Their Politicians? (UNSW Press, 2002); and Labor's Troubled Times (Pluto Press, 1991).[4]

Dr Burchell is also a regular contributor to Counterpoint, a weekly ABC radio program hosted by Amanda Vanstone.