Maritime Security Researchers
Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle
Douglas Guilfoyle is Associate Professor of International and Security Law and a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Visiting Legal Fellow (2019-2020). He publishes largely in the fields of law of the sea and maritime operations, international and transnational criminal law and history of international law. His publications include Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea (Cambridge University Press 2009) and numerous articles and chapters on maritime security, Somali piracy, naval warfare, and the South China Sea dispute.
LCDR Richard Adams is the Chief of Navy Fellow and is working on a research project concerning the obligation of defence personnel to refuse morally unconscionable direction. He has published a number of books and articles on ethics, philosophy and military leadership.
Dr. Richard Dunley
Dr Richard Dunley is a Lecturer in history with particular interests in British naval and strategic policy, and British diplomatic history. He has published a number of articles and chapters on the impact of technological change on naval warfare, and his book Britain and the Mine was published by Springer in 2018.
Professor Shirley Scott
Professor Shirley Scott is Professor of International Relations and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra. She is the author of numerous articles on the role of international law in world politics, the law of the sea, climate security, Antarctica, and Australia’s foreign relations. Her major books include International Law in World Politics (3rd ed, Lynne Rienner, 2017) and International Law, US Power (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Professor Carl Thayer
Professor Carl Thayer is Emeritus Professor of Politics. In a distinguished career he has written over 500 publications (books, edited collections, monographs, journal and magazine articles etc.) on topics including multilateral security institutions in the Asia-Pacific, South China Sea maritime issues, China’s defence cooperation with Southeast Asia, and the foreign and domestic politics of Vietnam. His books include Southeast Asia: Patterns of Security Cooperation (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2010). He career includes secondments to The Australian National University (1992-95); Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies U.S. Pacific Command (1999-2002); and the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (2002-04) and the Australian Command and Staff College (2007-08 and 2010), Australian Defence College at Weston Creek. He was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (2005) and Center for International Studies, Ohio University (2008). Currently he is Director of Thayer Consultancy (2002-) and Visiting Fellow at UNSW Canberra as primary supervisor of five overseas PhD students.
Dr. Pichamon Yeophantong
Dr Pichamon Yeophantong is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Development. She is a China specialist, with expertise on Chinese foreign policy and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific. She is also a research associate at, inter alia, the Global Economic Governance Programme (University College, Oxford), the Institute of Asian and Pacific Studies (University of Nottingham Ningbo), and the UNSW Global Water Institute. She has written extensively on Chinese approaches to global governance and is co-author with Chih-yu Shih et al of China and International Theory (Routledge 2019).
Associate Professor Jian Zhang
Associate Professor Jian Zhang is the Deputy Head of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra. He specialises in China’s foreign and security policies, Chinese military affairs and Australia-China relations. He is a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), a member of the Executive Committee (2018-2021) of International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific and an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP) at Stockholm, Sweden. He has written extensively on Chinese foreign policy and the South China Sea dispute. His publications include Building ‘a harmonious world’? Chinese perceptions of regional order (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2007).
Professor Rob McLaughlin
Professor Robert McLaughlin is Professor of Military and Security Law and Director of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra. He has served in the Royal Australian Navy and was the inaugural Head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Maritime Crime Program. He has written numerous book chapters on maritime crime and security, naval operations law, and the law of armed conflict. His major books include Maritime Crime: A Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2017) and United Nations Naval Peace Operations in the Territorial Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).
Adjuct Professor James Goldrick
James Goldrick AO CSC is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1974 to 2012. He commanded the RAN task group and the multinational maritime interception force in the Persian Gulf (2002) and as a Rear Admiral he led Australia’s Border Protection Command (2006-2008). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at both the Sea Power Centre-Australia and the Lowy Institute and is a Professorial Fellow of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. His research interests include naval and maritime strategic issues and the development of naval capabilities in the Indo-Pacific. His most recent book is After Jutland The Naval War in Northern European Waters, June 1916–November 1918 (Naval Institute Press, 2018).
Adjuct Professor Peter Jones
Peter Jones AO DSC is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra. He had 40-year career in the Royal Australian Navy retiring as a Vice Admiral. His appointments included Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne (1998-1999) during which time the ship enforced UN sanctions against Iraq in the Arabian Gulf and Commander Australian Surface Task Group (2002-2003). In the latter role he commanded the multinational Maritime Interception Force during the 2003 Iraq War. He writes in particular on maritime strategy and Australian naval history. His most recent book is Australia's Argonauts The Remarkable Story of the First Class to Enter the Royal Australian Naval College (Echo Books, 2016).
Ms. Ngoc M. Nguyen is the Deputy Director of the Center for Archival Research at the Institute for Bien Dong Maritime Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 and has been working in the ministry-affiliated think tanks since then. She has written extensively on Vietnam and U.S. foreign policy and Asia-Pacific security. She is currently a PhD student at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra.