Dr Wesley Morgan is Research Coordinator at Pacific Connections (Australia) and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, a Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University and an Honorary Research Fellow at the East Asia Security Centre, Bond University.
Dr Morgan's research interest includes contemporary geopolitics and diplomacy in the Asia Pacific; Pacific islands and international politics of climate change and oceans; development and trade policy; agriculture in the Pacific islands; human mobility/migration; human rights. He has recently co-authored two policy briefs with Dr Tess Newton Cain, published by the Griffith Asia Institute—Activating greater trade and investment between Australia and Pacific island countries and Strengthening Australia's relationships with Pacific island countries.
Dr Morgan's recent publications include:
- Morgan W. 2020. ‘Oceans Apart? Considering the Indo-Pacific and the Blue Pacific’. Security Challenges. Australian National University, Canberra
- Morgan W, McNaught, R. Baker, S. Tarai, J. and Manoa, F. 2020. Solid Foundations: A working paper on civil society engagement and infrastructure investments in the Pacific. Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, Canberra
- Morgan W. 2020. ‘Oceanic Hydropolitics: Exploring contemporary geopolitics of the Blue Pacific’. Regional Outlook. Griffith Asia Institute, Brisbane
- Morgan W. 2019. ‘Winds of Change: Pacific islands and the shifting balance of power in the Pacific Ocean’. Working Paper Number 10. School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA). University of the South Pacific, Suva.