Dr Jupp was educated at the London School of Economics (1951-1956) and has taught Political Science in universities in Melbourne, York, Waterloo and Canberra.
He has published widely in the fields of Australian Politics, Immigration and Ethnicity and Comparative Politics.
Among his books are Sri Lanka-Third World Democracy (London 1978),
The Australian People (Sydney 1988 and Melbourne 2001), The Encyclopedia of Australian Religion (Melbourne 2001) and From White Australia to Woomera (Melbourne 2007).
He has lived in Canberra since 1978.
Order of Australia 2004 for services to immigration and multicultural studies