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Lisa Barritt-Eyles

PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle

Lisa Barritt-Eyles is a PhD candidate and sessional academic in the discipline of politics at the University of Newcastle. Her current research examines the official justifications for Australia’s commitment to three wars in the post-Cold War era: the Gulf War in Iraq, 1990-91; Afghanistan 2001; and Iraq 2003. Her broader research is concerned with critical approaches to international relations and security, the politics of representation and the relationship between identity and foreign policy in Australia and the US. A second area of research analyses the relationship between a militarised Australian national identity and the representation of war experience and remembrance.
Lisa has worked as a journalist and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University, and a Masters of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.


  • 2017–present
    Research student, University of Newcastle
  • 2014–2019
    Sessional academic, University of Newcastle


  • 1999 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Master of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1994 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2019
    Disrupting cultural amnesia about the Frontier Wars in Australian war remembrance. A review of (in)visible: the First Peoples and War at The Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW, Critical Military Studies 5(1): 78-82

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Political Studies Association
  • International Studies Association
  • International Political Science Association