Associate Lecturer, Politics and International Relations Program, University of Tasmania

Wayne McLean is an Associate Lecturer and doctoral candidate in the Politics and International Relations Program at the University of Tasmania. His current research explores the role of ‘pivotal’ middle powers in the international system using security driven neo-classical realist frameworks. This research reveals congruence across certain regional and international themes (such as balancing, hedging and activist foreign policies).

His research interests include foreign policy analysis of Australia, Turkey, Mexico and Central Asia, alongside international relations theory, securitization discourse and the revolution in military affairs.

These compliment his current role as a lecturer on political issues including party politics, electoral processes and campaign strategies in Tasmania, Australia and the US.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in International Relations, University of Tasmania


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