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Director, Media and Communications

Shane McLeod is the Lowy Institute's Director of Media and Communications.

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Executive Director

Australian foreign policy; US politics and foreign policy; Asia and the Pacific; Global institutions

Director of Research

Global governance; Indo-Pacific strategy; Southeast Asia; Myanmar; Data-driven analysis

Research Editor

Australian foreign policy news; long-form strategic, security, geopolitical and economic research publishing.

Research Fellow, Pacific Islands Program

Aid and development policy in the Pacific; Refugee resettlement to Australia; Humanitarian and refugee challenges in Myanmar

Project Director, Development Economics in Asia and the Pacific

Politics and economics in Asia and the Pacific; Aid and international development policy.

Managing Editor, The Interpreter

Australian foreign policy and politics; Australia’s intelligence services; international relations in Asia

Research Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program

China’s state-society relations, Chinese civil society, NGOs, development, social policy, philanthropy, Overseas Chinese communities, Australia-China relations

Director, Pacific Islands Program

Pacific Islands development and security, resource management, human security and resilience. 

Research Fellow, Transnational Challenges

Terrorism and violent extremism; digital technology; disinformation; authoritarianism; national security; emergency management and countering violent extremism; crisis and natural disasters; radicalisation; counterterrorism; policy; Middle East; US national security

Senior Fellow for East Asia

China’s political system and the workings and structure of the communist party; China’s foreign relations, with an emphasis on ties with Japan, the two Koreas, and Southeast Asia; Australia’s relations with Asia.

Director, Southeast Asia Program

Indo-Pacific strategy; Australian foreign policy; Southeast Asia.

Research Associate, Southeast Asia Program

Australian Foreign Policy, Foreign Aid and Development, Indian Foreign Policy, Indo-Pacific and the Quad.

Lead Economist and Director, International Economics Program

International economic policy; Asia Pacific economies; macroeconomics; economic development; aid and development finance; globalisation; geo-economics.  

Director, International Security Program

Australian foreign and defence policy, China’s military forces, US defence and foreign policy, drones and other military technology. Also, trends in global democracy.

Data Analyst, Asia Power Index
Director, Australia’s Security and the Rules-Based Order Project

Australian national security policy; International rules and norms; US foreign policy; the Middle East

Project Director, Australia-PNG Network

Australian foreign policy in the Pacific; Australia-PNG relations; geopolitics in the Pacific; Melanesia; conflict analysis and fragile states

Research Associate

Australian defence policy; military capability; military history