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Christopher G. Baker

Lecturer, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University

Dr Baker received his PhD from the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. He was a member and lead editor of the Food Security in Asia project sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. 
He has a strong interest in Food Security, Water Security and the links between climate change and security.

Chris lectures and teaches in Security Studies, International Relations, Globalisation, Australian Politics and Political Theory.

In 2011 he was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, based at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As part of this fellowship he traveled extensively throughout Asia researching food and water security issues.

Chris also has a strong research interest in Asian Security Studies - particularly the South China Sea - and has lived and taught in Shanghai, PRC.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, Macquarie University International College
  • 2011–2016
    Senior tutor, University of Sydney Business School
  • 2011–2015
    Research Analyst, Centre for International Security Studies


  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2006 
    University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


  • 2014
    The Washington Quarterly, East Asia's Maritime Disputes: Fishing in Troubled Waters
  • 2013
    MacArthur Foundation and CSIS, Food Security in Asia - A Report for Policymakers
  • 2011
    RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies: Working Paper, Dams, power and security in the Mekong: A non-traditional security assessment of hydro-development in the Mekong River Basin

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Food Security in Asia Project
    Senior Researcher
    Funding Source:
    MacArthur Foundation
  • 2011
    Mekong Dams and Security
    Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Singapore


NTS-RSIS Research Fellow