Alexander Lee
Research Interest

Australian Defence policy, Croatian nationalism in Australia during the Cold War

Greg Raymond

Gregory Raymond is a senior lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs researching Southeast Asian politics, defence and foreign relations.  He convenes the ASEAN Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program, the Global China Research Spoke for the ANU Centre for China in the World, and is international relations editor for the journal Asian Studies Review. Before joining the Australian National University, Greg was a policy advisor in the Australian Government, including in the strategic and international policy areas of the Department of Defence and the Australian Embassy in Bangkok.  


Research Interest

My current work examines authoritarian collusion, transnational crime and influence in the Mekong sub-region.  My past work dealt with strategic culture and collective memory and institutions in Southeast Asian defence planning and relations with Great Powers. As a Thai studies scholar, I also research the politics of Thailand and its relations with its neighbours, including the integration of the Mekong sub-region with southern China, through physical connectivity.

Joan Beaumont

Joan Beaumont is an internationally recognized historian of Australia in the two world wars, Australian defence and foreign policy, the history of prisoners of war and the memory and heritage of war.

Her publications include the critically acclaimed Broken Nation: Australians and the Great War (Allen & Unwin, 2013), joint winner of the 2014 winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award (Australian History), the 2014 NSW Premier's Prize (Australian History), the 2014 Queensland Literary Award for History, and the Australian Society of Authors' 2015 Asher Award; and shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Prize (non-fiction) and the 2014 Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Prize for a Book.

Other publications include (with Matt Jordan), Australia and the World: A Festshrift for Neville Meaney (2013);  ‘Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, the Thai-Burma Railway’, in Bart Ziino and M. Wegner (eds), The Heritage of War: Cultural Heritage after Conflict 2011, pp. 19-40; ; Ministers, Mandarins and Diplomats: The Making of Australian Foreign 1941-69 (ed. (2003); Australia's War, 1939-45 (ed.) (1996);  Gull Force: Survival and Leadership in Captivity, 1941-1945 (1988); and Comrades in Arms: British Aid to Russia, 1941-45 (1980).  In 2011-13 she led the research team for the Department of Veterans' Affairs commemorative web site, Hellfire Pass <>, translated in Thai as

Past appointments include Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at The ANU (2010-11) and Dean of Arts  at Deakin University Victoria (1998-2008). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs; a member of the APSI Council and the Editorial Advisory Board of DFAT, The Netherlands Institute for War and Holocaust Studies international advisory board; and the University of Alabama Press (War, Memory and culture series).  She graduated from the University of Adelaide (BA Hons 1969) and the University of London (King's College) (PhD 1975).

Research Interest

Australia during the Great Depression; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia; Australia in the two world wars; War memory and heritage, including the Anzac 'legend'; History of Australian foreign policy and diplomacy; Prisoners of war, including the Thai-Burma railway, 1942-45; History of international humanitarian law.

Andrew Carr

Andrew Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research focuses on Strategy (temporal factors), Middle Powers and Australian Defence Policy. He has published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Asia Policy, Australian Journal of International Affairs, and the literary journal Meanjin. He has a sole authored book with Melbourne University Press and has edited books with Oxford University Press and Georgetown University Press. Dr Carr is the editor of the Centre of Gravity policy paper series. Dr Carr was the 2019 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Australian–U.S. Alliance Studies, based at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.



Research Interest

Dr Carr's research interests include Strategy (especially temporal factors), Middle Powers and Australian Defence Policy.