Paul Chamberlain
BA(Hons) Politics (Hertfordshire, UK); Master of Arts Political Science (Carleton University, Canada)

Paul Chamberlain is a PhD scholar at The Australian National University, located at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

Paul had previously worked for the Government of Canada in a variety of Defence, Security, and Intelligence positions. The bulk of his career has been spent in the Defence Policy field within the Department of National Defence. Recent postings include as the Policy Advisor to the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) where he was responsible for providing policy advice on domestic and international issues as well as maintaining the strategic direction of RCN global activities.

Paul’s research topic is the role of navies in the conduct of strategic diplomacy and statecraft in the Indo-Pacific region. His work seeks to analyse and explain the diplomatic effect of navies in East Asia from a systemic perspective, using the Strategic Diplomacy framework.