B.A ANU (ANU), M.A. (Hons) (USyd), Ph.D (USyd). FASSA.
Professor Robison is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and Emeritus Professor, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University.
He was previously Professor of Political Economy, Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University), The Hague, Netherlands, 2002 – 2006 and Professor of Asian and International Politics, School of Politics and International Studies, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 1990-2002.
From 1994-1999 he was Director of the Australia Research Council’s Special Research Centre for Social, Political Change in Asia.
He has received awards from the Fulbright Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust and held Visiting Fellowships at Cornell University, ANU, Warwick University and City University, Hong Kong.
Professor Robison has been a member of the Australian Government’s Foreign Affairs Advisory Council and its Foreign Aid Advisory Council and a Member of the Board of the Australia-Indonesia Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He has been awarded over A$8 million in research grants and policy consultancies as principle or co-principle researcher, including from the Australian Research Council, the EU Framework Six Network of Excellence Program and AusAID.
His research is focused on the political economy of governments, regimes and markets and on the political causes and impacts of financial and economic crises. He has written extensively on the rise of oligarchy especially in relation to Indonesia and on broader questions of political and economic theory relating to the politics of markets.
He has published over 17 authored and edited books and 28 authored or co-authored articles in leading academic journals and has written widely for newspapers, including for the The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, The FarEastern Economic Review, Asian Wall Street Journal and in the Indonesian publications, Kompas and Tempo.