Professor Peter Dean

Advisory Board Member
Executive Committee Member

Professor Peter J. Dean is Chair of Defence Studies, Director of the UWA Defence and Security Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. Prior to the commencement of this role Professor Dean was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at UWA.

He has been a Fulbright Professional Fellow and Endeavour Research Scholar in Australia-United States Alliance Studies, as well as a non-resident fellow with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Professor Dean was the founding editor of the Melbourne University Press Defence Studies Series, is a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Army Journal, Global War Studies and the Military Studies Journal and a former managing editor of the journal Security Challenges. An international award winning author, his most recent book (with Brendan Taylor and Stephan Frühling) is After American Primacy: Imagining the Future of Australia’s Defence, (Melbourne University Press, 2019).