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.