Jean Bou

Dr Bou is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre where his teaching duties include lecturing at the Australian Command and Staff College and in the undergraduate program at Acton. A historian he is a graduate of the University of Queensland and holds a PhD in History from the University of New South Wales (at the Australian Defence Force Academy). In 2006 he joined the SDSC as a researcher for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations and has remained involved with that project, being the co-author of the forthcoming fourth volume. Dr Bou has also been a historian in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial, during which time he remained a Visiting Fellow at the SDSC. He is the author or co-editor of several books on Australian military history.

Research Interest

Dr Bou has a particular interest Australian military history from before federation to today, with an emphasis on aspects of late-colonial/early federation defence, the First and Second World Wars. His interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Australian military history
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century operational military history
  • Australia and the First World War
  • History of warfare
  • Peacekeeping operations