Agrifood Innovation Institute Board – Darren Halpin

Darren Halpin

Associate Dean (Research)

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Darren Halpin is Professor of Political Science and currently serves as the Associate Dean (Research) in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU). He researches and writes about the organisation of interests and interest representation in the policy process, in Australia, the USA, the United Kingdom, and comparatively. His work has attracted competitive funding from bodies including the Australian Research Council, UK Economic and Social Research

Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the British Academy. Prior to his appointment at the ANU, Professor Halpin held tenured positions in both the United Kingdom and Denmark. He has held visiting positions internationally, including at Helsinki, Stanford, and Aberdeen universities. He has held multiple leadership positions at the ANU, including as Head of Department in both Sociology and Political Science, and as Interim Director of the Research School of Social Sciences. He has a long association with agriculture, with his first degree a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) (Hons) from the University of Western Sydney.