Dr. Marland is trusted by Canadian politicians, political staff and other members of the public sector to respect their conditions for sharing information about what goes on behind the scenes in Canadian politics and governance. He is a co-editor of the UBC Press book series Communication, Strategy, and Politics.
His book Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control (UBC Press, 2016) won the Donner Prize for best public policy book by a Canadian and an Atlantic book award for scholarly writing, and his book Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada (UBC Press, 2020) was shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. He is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.
BA Hons (Carleton); MA (Memorial); PhD (Lancaster)