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Honorary Fellow, Deakin University

Dr Scott Burchill is an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University, where he was Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of International & Political Studies.

Before joining Deakin University in 1990 he was a political officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Indochina & Europe desks) in Canberra. He has taught at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Tasmania. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the Peacekeeping Centre at the Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre in Newcastle and the Army Command and Staff College in Queenscliff. Since 1999 he has also lectured at the Australian Defence College in Canberra.

He is the author of The National Interest in International Relations Theory (Palgrave, London 2005), and co-author of Theories of International Relations, (4th edition, Palgrave, London 2009), Global Crises And Risks (Oxford University Press, Melbourne 2008) and Australia in the World (Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1996).

In 2010 Scott was invited by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to sit on the VCE International Studies Review Panel, which devised and developed a new curriculum for Year 12 students.

Scott appears regularly on 774 Melbourne ABC Radio, ABC News Breakfast TV ABC1 & ABC24 and The 7PM Project (Channel 10). He also writes for The Age.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University


  • 2004 
    Deakin University, PhD