Prof. Greg Austin

Professor Greg Austin is co-founder of the Social Cyber Institute and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He served as Senior Fellow and head of the Program on Cyber Power and Future Conflict with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for over three years; and as Professor of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy with the University of New South Wales Canberra for six years. His academic career, including a Senior Visiting Fellowship in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London, has included ten books on international security, as author or editor. His service as a research leader for prominent global NGOs, such as the International Crisis Group and the EastWest Institute, has seen him work from Brussels and London for about one third of his career. He has consulted for the UK Cabinet Office, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the European Commission, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has held roles in the Australian civil service, including posts in Canberra and Hong Kong in defence intelligence, parliamentary committees, and ministerial staff. Austin has a Ph D in international relations and a Master of International Law, both from the Australian National University.