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Deane-Peter Baker

Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics, UNSW Sydney

Dr Deane-Peter Baker came to UNSW Canberra from Annapolis, Maryland, USA, where he was an Assistant Professor of Ethics in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy. A specialist in both the ethics of armed conflict and military strategy, Dr Baker's research straddles philosophy, ethics and security studies. He formerly served in the armed forces of Britain and South Africa, and has held visiting fellowships at the Triangle Institute for Security Studies in North Carolina and the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College. Dr Baker created the world’s first Massive Open Online Course on the topic of Military Ethics, which launched in February 2016 on the FutureLearn platform.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Applied Ethics, University of New South Wales, Canberra


  • 2006 
    Macquarie University, PhD