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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Existential Risk, University of Cambridge

Luke is a Research Associate at Darwin College and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on societal collapse and climate change. He holds both a Doctorate in International Relations and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with first class honours from the Australian National University. He is currently writing a book on societal collapse and transformation which will be published with Penguin (Viking Books) in 2023.


  • 2018–present
    Research associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk


  • 2016 
    Australian National University, PhD in International Relations and Human Geography
  • 2011 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours)