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New staff to bolster capacity in key security areas

Jennifer HuntThe National Security College will soon welcome two new colleagues to our academic team. A member of our existing team has also secured an ongoing position in the recent round of recruitment.

The first of our appointments is Dr Jennifer Hunt, who will join us in July as Lecturer in National Security. Dr Hunt has built a sterling teaching and research track record from her work at the US Studies Centre and the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney. She will add significant expertise across our academic, executive development and outreach pillars especially in the areas of oil, energy security, the Middle East and US security/politics.

Leah FarrallWe are also fortunate to have Dr Leah Farrall joining us in July as Senior Lecturer in National Security. Dr Farrall has an impressive pedigree in counterterrorism and countering violent extremism, and will bring extensive experience as a policy practitioner in addition to her academic credentials. She has made contributions to Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, and her landmark Oxford University Press book, The Arabs at War in Afghanistan, is one of the few examples of sustained direct access by an academic to Al Qaeda and Taliban figures.


Adam HenschkeLast, but by no means least, Dr Adam Henschke has taken up a position as Lecturer in National Security. While we all know Adam well from his work with us as a research fellow, we are very happy to have secured his services in a more ongoing role. This will allow us to capitalise on Adam’s already outstanding contributions to research and teaching in applied ethics and security, as well as cyber security.

These appointments mark the next stage in the evolution of the NSC’s academic program, and will help us meet the expectations of a growing student body as well as our expanded research ambitions.