Professor Parkin is a political scientist who has taught and published across a range of subjects in the fields of public policy, public administration, Australian government and politics, intergovernmental relations, and applied political philosophy. He has served as Editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science, as President of the Australasian Political Studies Association and as a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts. He is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a former Fulbright scholar. His academic career at Flinders University has included terms as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (from 2007 to 2017); Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law; Associate Head (Research) of the former Faculty of Social Sciences; Head of the former School of Political and International Studies; and Director of the Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management.
PhD, Harvard University, 1978
MA, Harvard University, 1976
MA, University of Adelaide, 1976
BA (Hons), University of Adelaide, 1973
BA, University of Adelaide, 1972
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