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Gregory Michael McCarthy

Emeritus Professor, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia

Greg McCarthy is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Western Australia. He was the BHP Chair of Australian Studies (2016-2018) at Peking University. Professor McCarthy has published widely on both China and Australia relations and higher education; including Governing Asian International Mobility in Australia, with Xianlin Song; Indigenising Australian Studies in China, Journal of Australian Studies, (2021); ‘The Regulatory State and the Labour Process’, with Kanishka Jayasuriya and Xianlin Song, in G. Capano and D. Jarvis, Convergence and Diversity in the Governance of Higher Education, Cambridge, (2020) ;and ‘The Proletarianization of Academic Labour in Australia’, with Xianlin Song & Kanishka Jayasuriya (2018). Higher Education Research & Development, 36(5), 1017-1030. He has recently co-edited the book with Youzhong Sun and Xianlin Song (2021) Transcultural Connections: Australia China. Springer Publishing.


  • 2020–present
    Emeritus professor, University of Western Australia