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Our people

Some of the country's foremost strategic thinkers and expert analysts work with ASPI. We are also fortunate to have the services of our Fellows who bring very extensive experience to our ranks. 


Justin Bassi

Executive Director

Fergus Hanson

Director - International Cyber Policy Centre

Bec Shrimpton

Director - The Sydney Dialogue

Danielle Cave

Director - Executive, Strategy & Research

Mark R. Watson

Director – ASPI Washington DC

Mike Norris

Director - Professional Development Centre

Dr Alex Bristow

Deputy Director – Defence, Strategy and National Security

Gill Savage

Deputy Director - Professional Development Centre | Senior Fellow - Northern Australia Strategic Policy Centre

Dr John Coyne

Head of Northern Australia Strategic Policy Centre | Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement

Dr David Engel

Head of Indonesia Program

Dr Robert Glasser

Head of Climate and Security Policy Centre

Dr Jacob Wallis

Head of Program, Information Operations and Disinformation

Katja Theodorakis

Head of Counterterrorism Program

Brendan Nicholson

Executive Editor: The Strategist

Jocelinn Kang

Program Manager / Technical Specialist. ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre

Bart Hogeveen

Head of Cyber Capacity Building - International Cyber Policy Centre

Dr Huon Curtis

Analyst & Project Manager