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Adjunct Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, The University of Queensland

CURRENT - Expert Associate, ANU National Security College; Industry Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute; Adjunct Assoc Professor UQ; Managing Director, Forridel.

FORMER - Australian High Commissioner to PNG 2010-2013; Ambassador to Germany & Switzerland 2006-09; Head of International Division 2004-05; Head of Consular and Crisis Management, DFAT 2000-2003; several previous diplomatic postings in SE Asia, Pacific & Europe over DFAT career 1988-2013.

ACADEMIC - BA(Hons) History UQ; Grad Dip Ed QUT; UQ VC’s Alumni Excellence Award 2014


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor in History, former Australian Ambassador, The University of Queensland


  • 1987 
    University of Queensland, History and International Politics


Member of the Order of Australia