Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University

Professor Nick Bisley is Executive Director of La Trobe Asia at La Trobe University. Prior to this appointment Nick was head of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Legal Studies at La Trobe. His research and teaching expertise is in Asia's international relations of the Asia-Pacific, great power politics and Australian foreign and defence policy. Nick is the author of many works on international relations, including Great Powers in the Changing International Order (Lynne Rienner, 2012) and Issues in 21st Century World Politics 3e (Palgrave, 2017), co-edited with Mark Beeson. He is the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and is a member of China Matters advisory board.


  • –present
    Professor, La Trobe University


  • 2001 
    London School of Economics, PhD in International Relations