My research program currently focuses on the strategic subcultures of terrorist groups who develop counter-power and pursue state-building. My part-time PhD studies at Australia’s Monash University investigates why certain terrorist groups grow and persist using a new multi-level framework of strategic subcultures.
Planned future research will examine the role of economic statecraft and strategic culture in a possible multipolar world using a neoclassical realist approach. In an earlier part of my research career, I examined decision-making in the internet, media, and finance industries. I have published in Contemporary Security Policy, Media International Australia, Journal of Futures Studies, and Media/Culture journals.
I have over 13 years experience in Australia’s higher education sector, at Australia’s Victoria University and Swinburne University in the areas of research management and funding, contracts management, and quality assurance. I was also a senior researcher in the Smart Internet Technology CRC research consortium (2004-07); edited and wrote for the Disinformation website (1998-2008); and published freelance journalism in Australian and United States magazines (1994-2004).
I graduated with MA and MSc degrees from Monash University and Swinburne University, and a BA from La Trobe University.