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Adjunct Professor, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney

Greg is an Adjunct Professor at the Australia China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney. He led the Cyber Power and Future Conflict Program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies for three and half years until January 2023. He was formerly a professor at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) where he set up its Master's Degree in cyber war and peace. He has worked in Europe for 15 years, in peace NGOs and at the world-renowned peace studies centre at Bradford University. Five years at ANU in international relations. Roles in government and public policy in Australia (defence intelligence, Senate Committee Secretary, Ministerial Adviser). Published ten books as author, co-author, editor or co-editor, including "National Cyber Emergencies:, "Cyber Security Education", "Cyber Security in China", "Cyber Policy in China", "China's Ocean Frontier", "Japan and Greater China", and "The Armed Forces of Russia". Former columnist for "New Europe" (Brussels). As Vice-President of the EastWest Institute from 2006-2011, he led its work on cyber security, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism, including leadership and supervision of research output. He held a Senior Visiting Fellowship in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London from 2012 to 2014. He has consulted for the UK Ministry of Defence, the Cabinet Office and the Foreign Office, as well for Australian government agencies.


  • 2023–present
    Adjunct Professor, Australia China Relations Institute University of Technology Sydney
  • 2019–2023
    Program Head Cyber Power and Future Conflict, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • 2016–2021
    Professor, UNSW Canberra
  • 2015–2015
    Visiting Professor, UNSW Canberra
  • 2013–2014
    Professorial fellow, EastWest Institute
  • 2011–2013
    Visiting Senior Fellow, Kings College London, Dept of War Studies
  • 2006–2011
    Vice-President, EastWest Institute
  • 2004–2006
    Director of Research, Foreign Policy Centre London
  • 2003–2004
    Principal Research Fellow, Peace Studies Centre Bradford
  • 2000–2003
    Asia program Director/Director of Research then consultant, International Crisis Group Brussels
  • 1994–1999
    Research Fellow/Fellow/Senior Lecturer, ANU
  • 1992–1994
    Ministerial Adviser, Defence and Foreign Affairs
  • 1991–1992
    Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1989–1990
    Secretary, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade
  • 1983–1986
    First Secretary, Australian Commission Hong Kong


  • 1994 
    ANU, Ph D
  • 1985 
    ANU, Master of International Law
  • 1973 
    University of Queensland, BA (Hons)


  • 2022
    Great Power Offensive Cyber Campaigns: Experiments in Strategy, IISS
  • 2020
    Cyber Security Education: Principles and Policies, Routledge
  • 2020
    National Cyber Emergencies: the Return to Civil Defence , Routledge
  • 2018
    Cybersecurity in China: The Next Wave , Springer
  • 2014
    Cyber Policy in China, Polity, Cambridge UK
  • 2007
    Energy and Conflict Prevention , Madariaga European Foundation
  • 2001
    Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy (co-editor), Asia Pacific Press, then ANU ePress
  • 2001
    Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and military Power in the Asian Century, Uni of Hawaii Press
  • 2000
    The Armed Forces of Russia in Asia (co-author), I B Tauris
  • 1998
    China's Ocean Frontier: International Law, Military Force and National Development, Allen & Unwin
  • 1997
    Missile Diplomacy and Taiwan's Future: Innovations in Politics and Military Power, ANU

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Information Security Association