B Arts (Hons), M Arts, PhD

Dean (Research), Griffith Business School

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Andrew is Dean (Research) and Professor of Political Science in the Griffith Business School. Prior to being appointed Dean in April 2016, he was Head of the School of Government and International Relations (2014-2016) and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute (2010-2014). Before coming to Griffith in 2010, Andrew was Associate Head (Research) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Flinders University, and prior to entering academia he worked as a Commonwealth public servant with Australia’s Department of Defence. Andrew’s research expertise focuses on the intersection of strategic, political, and economic change in the Asia-Pacific with particular emphasis on the security dimension of international relations, and he is a frequent media commentator on these topics.

Working in teams, Andrew is the recipient of Australian Research Council (Discovery and Linkage Project) funding, and he has also received competitive industry funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Japan Foundation, and the Department of Defence.

He was recently appointed Chair of the Business Academic Research Directors' Network and is a former member of the Australian Foreign Minister’s National Consultative Committee on National Security Issues and former advisory board member of the Lowy Institute’s G20 Studies Centre. Andrew is the former editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and is currently an editorial board member of the Korean Journal of International Studies, the North Korean Review the Journal of Intelligence History, and Security Challenges.

Recently awarded grants (since 2013)


Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF201776)
Chief Investigator (with Bill Tow and Brendan Taylor)
Project title: Korean Peninsula in Crisis – Building Awareness, Avoiding Conflict


Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF00376)
Chief Investigator (with Michael Heazle)
Project title: US Primacy in Asia - Policy Implications for Australia-Japan Relations


Japan Foundation
Chief Investigator (with Michael Heazle)
Project title: Policy Convergence and Divergence in Australia and Japan


Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP140101478)
Chief Investigator (with Stephan Fruhling, ANU)
Project title: Extended Nuclear Deterrence and the Restraint of Non-Nuclear Allies: Material Cooperation and Strategic Dialogue


Australia-Japan Foundation
Chief Investigator (with Michael Heazle)
Project title: Energy Security – Challenges and Opportunities

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