John is a Lecturer of Intelligence Studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. He is also a Fellow with the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) and a member of the Safeguarding Australia Organising Committee.
John was previously the Director of Security Studies at the Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) at Macquarie University and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Security College, ANU.
John has worked as a Research Associate for the Crawford School of Public Policy and the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He has also taught at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the School of Politics and International Relations, ANU and the University of Canberra.
John has been a security analyst and consultant for public, private, and not-for-profit organisations and works with practitioners from Australian and international organisations on applied research issues. His research on national security, intelligence and military targeting has involved broad consultation with government and industry and has been published in leading international journals.