Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide

Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Security College (NSC), Australian National University

Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra




My research spans political science, law, international relations, security studies and public administration. At present, I am engaged in research on:

The governance of security threats
International policy transfer
Evidence-based policy-making
Elite transnational networks
Emergency policy and crisis management. 




Staying current with the latest developments in the fast-moving landscape of national security politics is critical. All the courses I teach are therefore heavily informed by my ongoing research. Currently, I teach two MA courses at the National Security College:

Research Methods in National Security Policy

Crisis Management in National Security Strategy



In Australia, I regularly present my research on the governance of security (aviation, maritime and critical infrastructure protection) to the Commonwealth and State governments. I have also provided public submissions to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor and the Queensland Parliament on counter-terrorism and security legislation.