Dr. Naoise McDonagh researches international political economy and comparative capitalism. He is a full-time Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, and President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs South Australia. Naoise has researched and worked in universities in Europe, New Zealand and Australia (current). He served two years in the Irish Defence Forces (2002–04), then worked in the construction industry prior to entering academia. He publishes his research with international academic journals and publishers, in leading global policy forums, and regularly contributes to domestic and international media coverage of political economy issues.