Professor Leslie Holmes is an expert on post-communism, government legitimacy, comparative corruption, organised crime and corporate crime in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Over more than a decade in Federal Parliament, Mrs Mirabella served as Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and sat on various Parliamentary Committees (including Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade and Electoral Matters).
Mrs Mirabella said she's excited to be rejoining the University of Melbourne, where she previously studied Law and Commerce.
Mrs Mirabella will be involved in all aspects of public life at the University, including delivering lectures, holding seminars, contributing to workshops and assisting students.
"Sophie's experience in public policy and deep understanding of politics will be invaluable."
"We all look forward to her insights and contributions while at the University."
She will begin her part-time posting immediately.
The University's only other dedicated Public Policy Fellow is Nicholas Reece, a former senior adviser in the Bracks/Brumby and Gillard governments.