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Dr Shannon Brandt Ford

Lecturer, Curtin University

Dr Shannon Brandt Ford has extensive knowledge of national security issues and a wide-range of experiences in government, having worked as a senior intelligence analyst and strategic policy maker in the Department of Defence.

He is currently lecturing on national security and international relations at Curtin University, and he has previously taught a number of postgraduate university and professional development courses in intelligence analysis.

Dr Ford is also a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales, Canberra where he is examining the political, ethical and legal dilemmas that emerging technologies create for national security policy-making.

Dr Ford is President of the Asia Pacific Chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics (APAC-ISME). He was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, where he led a research project on the ethics of cybersecurity. Before that, he spent ten years as a Defence Strategist and Analyst with the Australian Department of Defence. He completed his doctorate with the National Security College at the Australian National University.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Curtin University