CISS Staff

  • James Der Derian
    Director of the Centre for International Security Studies; Michael Hintze Chair
    International security, information technology, international theory, documentary film.
  • Adam Kamradt-Scott
    Associate Professor
    Health security (broadly defined) with a focus on Asia; international organisations, governance and diplomacy; securitisation theory and risk; infectious diseases; civil-military relations.
  • Sarah Phillips
    Associate Professor; Australian Research Council Early Career (DECRA) Researcher
    The "Security-Development Nexus", state formation and state "failure", stabilisation and external intervention, post-conflict development, post-colonial theory, non-state actors and development, Yemeni politics, Somali politics.
  • Frank Smith
    Senior Lecturer
    Biological warfare and bioterrorism, cyber defence, global health governance, quantum computing.
  • Thomas Wilkins
    Senior Lecturer
    Asia-Pacific region security and strategic studies, international history, contemporary international relations.
  • Jingdong Yuan
    Associate Professor
    Chinese defence and foreign policy; Asia-Pacific security (with a focus on Northeast Asia and South China Sea); non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament; American Asia policy; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.