Professor Geoffrey Stokes


Deputy PVC, Business Research

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College of Business Office

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+61 3 9925 5480


Building: 080
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College of Business

Professor Geoffrey Stokes is Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) in the College of Business, RMIT. Before joining RMIT, he was Professor of Politics and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. Professor Stokes has worked at a number of other Australian universities, including the University of Queensland, and Griffith, Murdoch, and Flinders Universities. He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, University of Oxford, and Harvard University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang, China.

Professor Stokes’ current research interests include governance, democracy, and Australian political thought. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 11 books on topics ranging from Australian politics and democratic theory, to the philosophy of Karl Popper. His articles have been published in international journals in various fields, including the International Political Science Review, Political Studies, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. His research has attracted funding from a range of sources, including the ARC. He has supervised many honours and PhD theses to completion.

Professor Stokes is co-editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science. From 1994-1999, he was editor (politics) of the Australian Journal of Politics and History. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals including the Australian Journal of Politics and History and Contemporary Political Theory. In 1999 and 2000, he was a judge on the history panel of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. From 1990-1991, Professor Stokes was Senior Advisor to the Commonwealth Minister for Trade and Overseas Development. He spent the year 1985-86 in the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science at Boston University on a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.