Project team

Official Historian

Professor David Horner
Official Historian
General Editor
Author: Volume II
Co-author: Volume III


Dr Peter Londey
Deputy General Editor
Author: Volume I
Dr Bob Breen
Author: Volume V
Co-author: Volume IV
Dr Steven Bullard
Author: Volume VI
Dr John Connor
Co-author: Volume III
Dr Jean Bou
Co-author: Volume IV

Research Team

The authors are supported by an experienced research team from the ANU.
Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of Intetnational, Political and Strategic Studies

Dr Jean Bou
Jean Bou holds an honours (1st class) degree in history from the University of Queensland and graduated with a PhD from the University of New South Wales (University College, Australian Defence Force Academy) in 2005. The author of numerous articles on military history, he has been published in the Journal of Military History, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Australian Defence Force Journal, and The Australian Centenary History of Defence, Volume VI: Australian defence: sources and statistics. He is also the associate editor for the forthcoming edition of the Oxford companion to Australian Military History and is co-editor, with Professor David Horner, of the second edition of the history of the Royal Australian Regiment, Duty first. An officer in the Army Reserve, he is also a member of the Australian Army History Unit, where he has worked as a historian and project officer on a number of unit-sponsored activities.
Miesje de Vogel
Miesje is a historian working in an administration and research capacity for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations. She has specialised in Tudor political history, and is also an experienced administrator and database specialist. She holds an honours degree from the University of Tasmania, as well as a post-graduate qualification in Development Administration from the National Centre for Development Studies. She is presently finalising a history degree (secondary education) at Monash University.


Edward Helgeby
Since 2005, Edward has been assisting with accumulating and documenting archives for the project through keeping our database records scanned and up-to-date. He is also a volunteer for the Memorial’s online gallery and a guide at Old Parliament House.
David Oner
A retired RAN Captain, for the past two years David has been responsible for summarising project interviews for research and publication. He is also a volunteer for the Memorial’s online gallery, and has volunteered at Old Parliament House and the ACT Soccer Federation.

Former staff

Dr Christine Winter
Christine is a historian whose work analyses the politics of trans-national organisations. She has published on the legacies of the German Empire in the Asia Pacific region, the resurgence of racism in Australia, and National Socialism in Oceania. Her research on the politics of internment and National Socialism has led to her latest Australian Research Centre funded project (with Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Dr Keiko Tamura), “Rethinking impartial humanitarianism”. Christine is working for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations, specialising in the contribution of Australian police officers to peacekeeping operations.
Dr Garth Pratten
Former Principal Research Officer
In 2005 Garth completed a PhD examining command within Australian infantry battalions during the Second World War, in partnership with the School of Australian and International Studies at Deakin University. His thesis was subsequently awarded the C.E.W. Bean Prize by the Australian Army, as the best postgraduate work in Australian military history submitted that year. Garth has also worked as a historian for the Australian Army’s Training Command, where he was involved in doctrine development and the production of a series of historical documentaries and monographs. He is a serving officer in the Australian Army, and has served in brigade headquarters, artillery units, an infantry battalion, and, most recently, in a security task unit raised specially for the XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Garth left the Official History in September 2007 to teach in the War Studies department at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom.
Garth Pratten, Reflections on Rwanda, Wartime 27 (2004): 56-58
Dr Rosalind Hearder
Former Researcher
Rosalind completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2004, researching the roles and responsibilities of Allied medical officers in Japanese captivity during the Second World War. She received the C.E.W. Bean Prize for her thesis. For the Official History project, her focus was on the medical and psychological effects of peacekeeping on military personnel, including two appendices on post-traumatic stress disorder and Gulf War syndrome. Rosalind has recently returned from a year-long Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she expanded on her PhD research and lectured on the history of military medicine, in the university’s Department of Medical History and Bioethics. She is currently working on a major oral history project, with the National Library of Australia, on sport in Australia.
Dr Matthew Glozier
Former Researcher
Matthew is an Honorary Associate of the Centre for Medieval Studies at The University of Sydney. In 2004–06 he was a researcher for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping and Post–Cold War Operations. Matthew has taught and researched history at tertiary and secondary level since the mid-1990s. From 1997 to 2003 he lectured at the University of Sydney, the University of Western Sydney, and Macquarie University. His research and published works examine issues of loyalty and community among international soldiers or mercenaries in Europe from the 1600s. His books include The Huguenot soldiers of William of Orange and the glorious revolution of 1688 (2002), Scottish soldiers in France in the age of the Sun King (2004), and Marshal Schomberg, 1615–1690: “the ablest soldier of his age” (2005). In 2007 he co-edited a series of essays entitled War, religion, and Service: Huguenot soldiering, 1685–1713. Matthew regularly presents conference papers, guest lectures, and seminars, both in Australia and overseas. In 2007 he was appointed history master at Sydney Grammar School.
Mr Daniel Flitton
Former Researcher
As diplomatic editor of The Age, Daniel writes on international politics and Australia's foreign policy. Before taking up a career in journalism, he worked as an analyst for the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence assessment agency. Daniel was part of the Official History project from September 2004 to January 2006, writing a chapter on Australia's medical contingent in Congo in the early 1960s and an appendix on UN weapons inspector Peter Dunn; he also provided research support to the project's principal authors. Daniel was a Fulbright scholar in early 2004, studying the Australia–United States alliance at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He has written analysis and articles for a range of publications, including The Age, The Canberra Times, and Griffith Review.
Daniel Flitton, Kashmir Inc., Wartime 33 (2006): 52-55