Dr Gregory P. Gilbert was educated as an engineer at Adelaide University (BE Hons, MEngSc) before turning to the humanities at the University of New England (BA) and Macquarie University (MA, PhD). He has lectured on history and strategy at Staff Colleges as well as to other military and academic audiences in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Australia. He started his career with Defence as a naval engineer, working in the areas of warship and submarine design, maintenance, logistics, and acquisition. He then worked as an engineering consultant for Defence industry. He rejoined Defence in 2005 working at the RAN’s Sea Power Centre–Australia before working within the RAAF’s Air Power Development Centre before departing Defence at the end of 2013. Since 2014 he has been the Book Review Coordinator and a Councillor of the Australian Naval Institute. He joined the Naval Studies Group, ACSACS in 2017.
Greg is currently a freelance military historian and defence analyst.
Major Research Areas
• Naval procurement and acquisition (including major navy projects)
• Naval history (including history of the RAN)
• Air Power history (including history of the RAAF)
• History of air and sea power strategic thought
• Contemporary joint operations
• Archaeology and anthropology of warfare
• Australian Post-Graduate Award, Macquarie University, 2000-03
• Research Fellow, University of Durham (UK), 2004-08
• Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, 2009-12
• Adjunct Associate Professor, University of NSW Canberra, 2013-15,