Professor Petrovic is an NCRE full-time faculty member and Acting Deputy Director. He is an internationally respected expert in the fields of EU studies, Comparative politics and Post-communist democratization and economic transition. During his more than two decade long academic career, Prof. Petrovic has developed an extensive body of research work and has created, taught and coordinated several undergraduate and honours courses, including two Jean Monnet modules closely related to his research interests and academic expertise. Together with the NCRE Director Professor Holland and other NCRE staff members he has created and led several EU-funded multinational research projects over the last decade. His publications include several authored and co-authored books and numerous journal articles and other shorter contributions. The findings of his work have also been presented at international and national conferences, workshops, media interviews and at invited lectures. He is currently the Vice President of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-Communist Studies and the executive member of the EU Studies Association of New Zealand and EU Studies Association of the Asia-Pacific.