Adam Kamradt-Scott

Senior Lecturer in International Security, University of Sydney

Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney. He is also the Precinct Leader for the Humanities Node, at the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity.

Dr Kamradt-Scott began his career as a Registered Nurse where he specialized in emergency care, but since completing his PhD at the Centre for Health and International Relations at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, he as also worked as a political adviser to an Australian Senator as well as serving in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he was part of a small team tasked with revising and testing Australia's pandemic preparedness plans. In 2009 Dr Kamradt-Scott joined the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a research fellow on a €2.5 million grant from the European Research Council investigating how different ideas, values and belief structures shape global health policy. More recently, Dr Kamradt-Scott has also held a number of small independent grants to investigate civil-military cooperation in health security.

Dr Kamradt-Scott has written two co-authored books entitled 'The Transformation of Global Health Governance' (2014, Palgrave Macmillan) and 'Disease Diplomacy' (forthcoming with Dr Sara Davies and Dr Simon Rushton, John Hopkins University Press) and a single authored book 'Managing Global Health Security' (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan). He has also published over 20 articles and book chapters, is co-convenor of the British International Studies Association Global Health Working Group, and serves on a number of editorial boards for academic journals.


  • 2011–present
    Senior Lecturer, Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2011
    Research fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 2008–2009
    Adviser, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2007–2008
    Adviser, Australian Senator Dr Russell Trood
  • 2002–2003
    Clinical Risk Management Coordinator, Mater Misericordiae Hospitals
  • 2000–2002
    Registered Nurse, Mater Private Hospital
  • 1995–2000
    Registered Nurse, Royal Brisbane Hospital


  • 2008 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Doctorate in Philosophy
  • 2002 
    Griffith University, Master of Arts in International Studies
  • 1994 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Nursing