Dr Tristan Moss is a Lecturer in History at UNSW and a Fulbright Scholar.
He was awarded a 2021 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award by the Australian Research Council to study Australia's space history, 1957 - 2020.
He completed his PhD in 2015 at the Australian National University, and published his first book Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 – 75 in 2017 with Cambridge University Press. He has previously worked on the Official Histories of Australian Operations in Afghanistan at the Australian War Memorial. His research explores the early Cold War, and the intersection between Australia’s own defence and strategic outlook and its relationship with the United States and the United Kingdom.
Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Canberra
Researcher, Australian War Memorial
The Australian National University, PhD
The University of Melbourne, BA(Hons)
‘There Are Many Other Things More Important to Us Than Space Research’: The Australian Government and the Dawn of the Space Age, 1956–62, Australian Historical Studies
"‘Talking Itself Out of a Political Future’: Education and Australian Army Engagement with Papua New Guinean Independence, 1966–72", Journal of Pacific History
Beyond Combat: the Australian military away from the battlefield, UNSW Press
Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 - 1975, Cambridge University Press