Dr Russell Trood
Dr Russell Trood was a Liberal Party Senator in Queensland from 2005-2011. He graduated from the University of Sydney with an LLB in 1972.
Following a short period in legal practice in Sydney in 1978 he undertook a Master of Science (Economics) majoring in Strategic Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He then undertook further graduate studies in International Relations at Dalhousie University, completing a PhD in 1989. Since then Dr Trood has held teaching positions at the Australian National University and Griffith University specialising in Australian foreign policy and Asia Pacific security.
Prior to his election to the Senate he was Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University.