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Research Fellow at Perth USAsia Centre and PhD scholar at Australian National University, Australian National University

Natalie is a PhD student at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, focussing on Indonesian military history. Since 2016, she has been a Research Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre where she has published on Indonesian foreign and defence policy as well as Southeast Asian security. She has previously worked at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) from 2012 to 2016 as an Analyst and Managing Editor of ASPI’s blog, The Strategist, at the Department of Defence and at the University of Canberra. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Arts (International Relations) and Master of Diplomacy, both from The Australian National University.


  • –present
    Hedley Bull Scholar, Australian National University
  • 2012–present
    Analyst and Editor of The Strategist, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • 2011–2011
    Editor, Monograph Series, Kokoda Foundation
  • 2009–2010
    Graduate & Capability Analyst, Department of Defence


  • 2008 
    Australian National University, Master of Diplomacy, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
  • 2007 
    Australian National University, Master of Arts (International Relations)
  • 2005 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies)

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)
  • Defence Studies (160604)
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific (160606)