Prof Antony Elliott

University of South Australia

Prof Anthony Elliott is dean of external engagement at the University of South Australia, where he is also executive director of the Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Network and research professor of Sociology. 

Prof Elliott was formerly director of the Hawke Research Institute at UniSA (2012-2016), executive director of the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations, and Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and head of the department of sociology at Flinders University (2006-2012).  

He holds various international research fellowships and professorships, and is currently visiting global professor of sociology in the Graduate School of Human Relations, Keio University, Japan and visiting professor of sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland.  

He is the author and editor of over 40 books but is best known for Concepts of the Self, which has been in continuous print for over 20 years and across three editions.

In 2016, Professor Elliott was awarded an Australian Research Council Major Grant for research on robotics, artificial intelligence and the future of employment. In 2017 he was awarded a Toyota Foundation Research Programme Grant to research socially assistive robotics in aged care along with Japanese and Australian colleagues. He was also awarded an EU Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project for research on robotics and digital skills with colleagues from Germany, Poland, Finland, New Zealand and Australia. In 2018 Prof Elliott was awarded an EU Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and an EU Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network for research on driverless vehicles with colleagues from Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

He gave a Discovery Futures Workshop in December 2019 based on this work with the Jean Monnet Network.