After a 36 year academic career as a political scientist split more or less equally between Australia and Europe, Richard Higgott served as Vice Chancellor at Murdoch University from August 2011 until his resignation at the end of October 2014, five weeks after he was stood down in the midst of a Corruption and Crime Commission investigation. Immediately prior to joining Murdoch, Prof Higgott spent a brief time as Winthrop Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Australia. Substantive previous appointments were held as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research at Warwick University, Professor of international Political Economy and Foundation Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalization also at Warwick, Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, and Professor of Public Policy and International Relations in the Research School of Pacific and International Relations at the Australian National University and as Director, Graduate Studies for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Early career appointments at UWA (lecturer in Politics), Murdoch (lecturer in Social and Political Theory) and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard (Post Doctoral Fellow).
Bio last updated 27 Oct 2014