Elim Papadakis was previously Professor of European Studies at ANU (1997-2003) and, from 2001, Foundation Director of the National Europe Centre, ANU. Prior to that, he was Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of New England and Research Fellow in Social Policy, University of Kent at Canterbury. In 2001 he was a co-recipient of the 2001 Henry Mayer Prize for the best article published in the Australian Journal of Political Science and in 1999 of the Robert M Worcester Prize for the year’s outstanding contribution to the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the official journal of the World Association for Public Opinion Research. He is author of over 100 publications, including Environmental Politics and Institutional Change (Cambridge University Press) and The Green Movement in West Germany, (Croom Helm and St Martin’s Press).
Professor Papadakis’s research interests have concentrated on environmental and social policy, the relationship between public opinion and public policy and the interaction between citizens and the state.