R. A. W. Rhodes biography

R. A. W. Rhodes

Male, Person

1944 –


Who is R. A. W. Rhodes?

R.A.W. Rhodes is a Professor of Political Science.

Rod Rhodes is Professor of Government at the University of Southampton; Professor of Government at Griffith University; and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle. Previously, he was the Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s ‘Whitehall Programme’; Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University; and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He is a life Vice-President and former Chair and President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, editor of 'Public Administration: an international quarterly' from 1986 to 2011, and Treasurer of the Australian Political Studies Association, 1994-2011.

He was born in Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was educated at a Moravian church school before working as a clerk. After studying at night school, he took a bachelor's degree at Bradford University. He also holds a postgraduate BLitt from Oxford University and a doctorate from Essex University. He emigrated from the UK to Australia in 2003, returning to the UK in 2012.


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Aug 15, 1944
  • University of Essex
  • University of Oxford

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