CISS Staff

  • Professor James Der Derian
    Director of the Centre for International Security Studies; Michael Hintze Chair
    International security, information technology, international theory, documentary film.
  • Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott
    Senior Lecturer
    Health security (broadly defined) with a focus on Asia; international organistaions, governance and diplomacy; securitisation theory and risk; infectious diseases; civil-military relations.
  • Dr Sarah Phillips
    Senior Lecturer; 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.
  • Dr Frank Smith
    Biological warfare and bioterrorism, cyber defence, global health governance, quantum computing.
  • Dr Thomas Wilkins
    Senior Lecturer
    Asia-Pacific region security and strategic studies, international history, contemporary international relations.
  • Associate Professor 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.