Dr Rémy Davison is Jean Monnet Chair in Politics & Economics in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Monash University, and Associate Director of the Monash European and EU Centre. In 2010, he was appointed a United Nations Global Expert. Dr. Davison is Australia’s foremost expert on the European Union.
He graduated Combined Honours from Monash University and completed his Ph.D. (Commerce/Political Science) at the University of Melbourne. He was a member of the Council on Optimising Government Performance (2011–2013), an élite Round Table comprising representatives from business, government and academia. He delivered the prestigious annual Robert Schuman Lecture at the Australian National University in 2008 to commemorate 50 years since the promulgation of the Rome Treaties. In 2015, he was invited to deliver the 50th Current Affairs Address at the Athenaeum Club, following previous addresses delivered by the US Consul-General, and former Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser.
Dr. Davison was Visiting Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, in 2015; Senior Visiting Fellow at the National Europe Centre, Australian National University (2008–10); Senior Visiting Fellow at the White Rose East Asia Centre, University of Leeds (2008); Research Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, CERC, University of Melbourne (1997–2009); and served as Vice President of the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (2001-02). He was previously Senior Lecturer in Government and Sub-Dean (Education), Faculty of Arts, at the University of Tasmania; Director of the Strategic Studies programme at La Trobe University; Lecturer in European Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne; and Lecturer in International Business at Griffith University.
He is a much sought-after commentator by the Australian and international media; a number of his analyses have been translated into over a dozen languages. Dr. Davison frequently briefs Australian and international diplomats on security and trade issues. He is cited frequently in Parliamentary Hansard. In 2014, Dr. Davison was invited by the Australian Senate’s Standing Committee on Economics to deliver a submission on Australia’s Innovation System. In 2015, he was asked by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to provide a submission on the forthcoming Australia-EU free trade agreement (AEUFTA) negotiations. In 2017, he gave evidence before the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the AEUFTA and UK-Australia trade and investment relations.
His analyses have appeared in Fortune magazine; at the London School of Economics’ IDEAS/Public Policy Group; and the Canberra Institute for Policy and Governance’s The Policy Space. He is a regular commentator on ABC TV and radio, including Lateline and 7.30, Bloomberg TV, Voice of America, Wired, Ozy magazine, Yahoo Finance, the 21st Century Business Herald (China’s largest-circulation business daily), Business Review Weekly, Business Spectator, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Bulletin, The Herald-Sun, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Mercury. He previously authored the Polynomix column for The Conversation (2012–2014).
Dr. Davison is a member of Columbia University’s Council on European Studies (CES), the European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) and the International Studies Association (ISA).