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Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW

Cheryl has over 30 years’ experience in the national security sector, including specialist Army intelligence and Defence capability and preparedness roles. In her former role as Director of Preparedness and Mobilisation, Department of Defence, Cheryl led major Defence initiatives into climate change and energy sustainability and commissioned the first major review of Defence mobilisation since Vietnam, including supporting studies into global supply chain vulnerability and cyberwar. Since leaving Defence in 2020 Cheryl has undertaken research and public advocacy on the nexus between climate change, planetary security and resilience. Cheryl Durrant is currently a fellow of the Institute for Integrated Economic Research -Australia, an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW, and a Climate Councillor.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW