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Lecturer, Institute for International Trade; President, Australian Institute of International Affairs South Australia, University of Adelaide

Dr. Naoise McDonagh's research focuses on how geopolitical tensions are driving transformations within the international political economy, with a particular focus on economic coercion, sanctions and security-driven investment screening. He has researched and worked in Universities in Europe, New Zealand and Australia (current). Naoise served two years in the Irish Defence Forces (2002-2004), and worked in the private sector prior to academia. Naoise is the current President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs South Australia. He regularly publishes his research with international journals, book publishers and in leading policy forums such as the G20’s annual Think 20 policy event, and contributes to domestic and international media coverage of the above research interests. Naoise welcomes collaboration on these research interests.


  • –present
    Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Adelaide


  • 2019 
    University of Auckland, PHD in Institutional Economics and Political Economy/School of Sociology