Professor of Political Theory and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney

Simon Tormey is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. A political theorist, Simon is the author of numerous books and articles including Anti-Capitalism – recently revised with Oneworld. His latest book, The End of Representative Politics, has just been published by Polity.

Prior to his appointment at Sydney in 2009 he was Professor and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations and founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham UK. He was educated at the University of Wales, Swansea receiving his doctorate in 1991. He was a Research Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Leicester before joining Nottingham in 1990. In 2005 he was awarded a personal chair ('professorship') in Politics and Critical Theory.

Simon appears regularly in the media commenting in particular on European politics for Sky Business, Sky News, ABC News, Bloomberg and the BBC.


  • –present
    Professor of Politics, University of Sydney


  • 1991 
    University of Wales, Swansea, Doctorate