Naval Studies Group

Founded in May 2016, the Naval Studies Group (NSG) is associated with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). It provides leadership in the study and understanding of naval strategy and history. A key aspect of the NSG's work is identifying and encouraging collaboration between individuals, academic institutions and community organisations.

The NSG consists of former naval officers who have written extensively on naval affairs and have a long-term association with UNSW. The NSG is undertaking a number of initiatives including:

  • Produces The Australian Naval History podcast series, in collaboration with The Australian Naval Institute, the Seapower Centre Australia, the Naval Historical Society and the Submarine Institute of Australia,
  • Writing a book the Australian Naval Leaders, which provides a survey of the the Royal Australian Navy’s Chiefs of Naval Staff,
  • Producing accurate and well-researched posts, articles and lengthier works in a variety of media,
  • Partnering with the Australian Naval Institute to conduct the Goldrick series of seminars and webinars (
  • Mentoring and offering advice on naval strategic and historical study,
  • Networking and collaborating both within Australia and internationally, and
  • Provide authoritative advice and guidance on issues of Australian and international naval affairs when required.


Australian Naval History Podcast Series

The Australian Naval History podcast is produced by the Naval Studies Group in conjunction with the Submarine Institute of Australia, the Australian Naval Institute, Naval Historical Society and the RAN Seapower Centre. The programs discuss notable events in the history of the Royal Australian Navy.

To provide feedback and comments on each episode email: