Dr Bergin is a senior analyst at ASPI and a senior research fellow at the National Security College, Australian National University.
For 20 years Dr Bergin served as an academic at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
From 1991-2003 he was the Director of the Australian Defence Studies Centre. He served for four years as an Adjunct Reader in Law at the ANU, where he taught international law. Dr Bergin has been a consultant to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Dr Bergin has written extensively on a wide range of national security and maritime issues in academic journals, books, and ASPI reports. He is a regular media commentator and author of several hundred op-eds for The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review. He regularly blogs on The Strategist and Policy Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy.