David Norman


David Norman is Senior Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia. He leads the UWA’s counter foreign interference work and is the Secretary of UWA’s Defence and Security Committee.

With former Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Stephen Smith, David created UWA Public Policy Institute, which works to increase the translation of UWA research into evidence-based policy, and to increase the impact of UWA’s work in Australia, the Indian Ocean Region and the Indo-Pacific. He is a former board member of the Australia Indonesia Centre and former Chair of the WA-East Java Universities Consortium. David has 30 years of experience working in public and private tertiary education in Australia, the UK, Japan and Spain, and in government in the UK.