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Robyn Eckersley

Redmond Barry Professor of Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Robyn Eckersley is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in Political Science at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She has published widely in the fields of environmental political theory and International Relations, with a particular focus on ecological democracy, the greening of states, and the ethics, politics and governance of climate change. She received a Distinguished Scholar Award (Environmental Studies Section) at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto 2019. Her current research project is on ‘Right-wing populism and the political feasibility of climate policy’, a team-based, cross-national study funded by the Research Council of Norway (2021-2025).


  • 1990 
    University of Tasmania, PhD
  • 1984 
    University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy
  • 1980 
    University of Western Australia, LLB