N.A.J. Taylor is a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at The University of British Columbia [2020-22], and an Australian Defence Force Academy Visiting Fellow at The University of New South Wales [2020-23].
His current research project approaches the Australian nuclear fuel cycle as future cultural and environmental heritage. The project establishes international best practice in “marking” deep geological nuclear waste repositories so as to inform Australian policy and practice. Conversely, one of the key contributions of the project is to argue that there is also a distinctly Australian approach to nuclear heritage. Australia is a critical site for understanding nuclear heritage internationally because it is both home to the world’s oldest continuous cultures as well as one third of all known uranium.