Alex Burns is a Research Funding and Development Manager in the Office for Research at Australia’s Victoria University. He is also a part-time PhD Candidate in Monash University’s School of Political and Social Inquiry.


Burns’ PhD research is on terrorist organisation decision-making using a strategic subcultures framework. His PhD Supervisors are Dr Luke Howie and Dr Zareh Ghazarian.


Since April 2007, Burns has worked in university administration at Swinburne University and Victoria University. In 2003-07 he was a senior researcher with the Smart Internet Technology CRC research consortium and coauthor of the Smart Internet 2010 research report (2005). He edited the Disinformation website in two editorial stints (1999-2002 and 2003-08).


He has been published in Contemporary Security Policy, Media International AustraliaJournal of Futures StudiesM/CDesktop, Internet.au21CREVelation and other journals / magazines.


He is a member of the International Studies Association and the Australian Political Studies Association.


He holds Masters qualifications from Monash University and Swinburne University, and a Bachelors from La Trobe University.

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