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David Brewster's picture Senior Fellow
+61 413 021 218
dhbrewster@bigpond.com

My work as a Senior Research Fellow focuses on security in India and the Indian Ocean region, and Indo-Pacific maritime affairs.My books include India as an Asia Pacific power, about India’s strategic role in the Asia Pacific, and India’s Ocean: the story of India’s bid for regional leadership, which examines India’s strategic ambitions in the Indian... read more

Michael Cohen's picture Senior Lecturer
+61 2 6125 5452
mike.cohen@anu.edu.au

Dr. Michael Cohen is convenor of the NSC’s PhD program. He has expertise in International Security with an empirical focus on the Indo-Pacific. His more specific research interests include the causes and implications for armed interstate conflict of nuclear weapons proliferation and international alliance dynamics, the role of political leaders and how... read more

Duncan Lewis's picture Professor in the Practice of National Security

Major General Duncan Lewis AO, DSC, CSC was appointed to the position of Professor in the Practice of National Security at the ANU National Security College in June 2021.

He recently completed his five-year term as Director General of Security and Head of the Australian Security intelligence Service (ASIO). This was the last appointment in a 47... read more

Katherine Mansted's picture Senior Fellow in the Practice of National Security
Katherine.Mansted@anu.edu.au

Katherine Mansted is a Senior Fellow in the Practice of National Security at the ANU National Security College. She is also the Director of Cyber Intelligence at Australia’s largest independent cyber security services company, CyberCX. Previously, she led the ANU National Security College’s Public Policy team. Katherine regularly briefs government,... read more

Rory Medcalf's picture Professor
+61 2 6125 7507
EA.Head.NSC@anu.edu.au

Professor Rory Medcalf has been Head of the National Security College (NSC) at the Australian National University since January 2015. He has led the expansion of the College into policy engagement and futures analysis, as well as executive development, education and research. This has positioned the College as ‘more than a think tank’ and a widely-... read more

James Mortensen's picture Lecturer
james.mortensen@anu.edu.au

Dr. James Mortensen has three main research streams; the history and philosophy of political security, the use of technology in social control, and the security implications of freshwater management in Australia. He convenes courses in emerging technology, climate, and research skills.

James loves watching birds, hates birdwatching, and can’t... read more

Heather Smith's picture Professor

Dr Heather Smith PSM was appointed as a Professor at the ANU National Security College in June 2021. Before this Dr Smith served as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science from September 2017-January 2020. As CEO, Heather led a department of over 2,300 staff, a portfolio of around 10,000 staff, and was a key contributor to... read more

Sue Thompson's picture Associate Professor
+61 2 6125 6481
sue.thompson@anu.edu.au

Dr Sue Thompson has extensive experience in academia, government, the media and the non-government sector. Her research specialisation examines the history of regional cooperation in Southeast Asia during the Cold War with a focus on foreign and defence policy influences in the post-war evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism. Dr Thompson has conducted... read more

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Johanna Weaver's picture Director | Tech Policy Design Centre | Australian National University

Associate Professor Johanna Weaver is Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University. The Design Centre is reimagining how to use governance as a tool to shape technology to maximise its positive impacts. In partnership with industry, government, civil society and academia, the Centre’s mission is to co-design a new... read more

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