PhD Researcher, National Security College, Australian National University

Wayne McLean is a PhD Candidate with the National Security College at the Australian National University and previously an Associate Lecturer in International Relations with the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on the foreign policy of middle powers with a focus on Turkey, Central Asia and Australia.

His recent publications include ‘Neoclassical Realism and Australian Foreign Policy: Understanding How Security Elites Frame Domestic Discourses’, Global Change, Peace & Security 28 (1) 2016, 1-15; ‘Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Systems and the Security of Turkey in the “New” Middle East’, Insight Turkey, 17 (3), 141-162; ‘Understanding Divergence between Public Discourse and Turkish Foreign Policy Practice: A Neoclassical Realist Analysis, Turkish Studies 16 (4) 2015, 449-464; ‘Authoritarianism, Energy and Ideas in Central Asia: From Politics and Pipelines to Foreign Policy, Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation’, in Matthew Sussex and Roger Kanet, eds.


  • 2011 
    University of Tasmania, BA Honours (First Class)