Project team

Official Historian

Professor David Horner AM, Official Historian and General Editor of the series.

Author: Australia and the “New World Order", co-author:The good international citizen

David Horner is an emeritus professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His previous work relating to peacekeeping and post–Cold War operations includes: SAS: phantoms of war (including in Somalia, Kuwait, and East Timor); Making the Australian Defence Force (including on East Timor); and The Gulf commitment (on the First Gulf War in 1991). He has also co-edited the proceedings of the 2007 Australian War Memorial conference Force for good? In 2004 he was appointed the Official Historian of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and post-Cold War operations, and in 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to military history.

Professor Horner's profile on the ANU's website

Authors

Dr Peter Londey, Deputy General Editor of the series

Co-author: The long search for peace

Dr Peter Londey is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the Australian National University. Previous work relating to peacekeeping includes Other people’s wars, the first (and so far only) narrative history of all Australian peacekeeping from 1947 to 2004. He also co-edited Australian peacekeeping, the published proceedings of the 2007 Australian War Memorial conference Force for good?

Dr Londey's profile on the ANU's website.

Associate Professor Bob Breen

Author: Good neighbour operations, co-author: Protecting and rebuilding (provisional title)

Former Colonel (Operations Analysis) Bob Breen is the Deakin University Director of Studies at the Australian Defence College. He has published numerous works based on his experience of peacekeeping operations, including: Mission accomplished: East Timor; Giving peace a chance: Operation Lagoon; A little bit of hope (on operations in Somalia); and Compendium of Australian operational lessons from Africa and the arch of instability, 1987–2000.

More information about Dr Breen on Deakin University's website.

Dr Steven Bullard

Author: In their time of need

Dr Steven Bullard is a Senior Historian at the Australian War Memorial. As a fluent Japanese speaker, he is well-known for his in-depth work on the Japanese in the Second World War.

Dr Bullard's profile on this website.

Dr Jean Bou

Co-author: Protecting and rebuilding  (provisional title)

Currently a Lecturer for the Military Studies Program for the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, Dr Jean Bou has written widely on the twentieth-century Australian Army (particularly on the Australian Light Horse) and previously co-edited Australian peacekeeping, the published proceedings of the 2007 Australian War Memorial conference Force for good?

Dr Bou's profile on the ANU's website.

Dr John Connor

Co-author: The good international citizen

A Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra, John completed his chapters on Cambodia while working as a Senior Historian at the Australian War Memorial (2004–07). He is best known for his work on Australian frontier and colonial warfare, as well as the British Empire and the First World War. More information.

Dr Rhys Crawley

Co-author: The long search for peace

Recently joining the team after working on the Official history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Rhys has also published on the topics of logistics and Gallipoli.

Dr Crawley's profile on the ANU's website.

Research team

Daniel Flitton, senior correspondent for The Age covering foreign affairs and politics, authored a chapter on Australia’s medical contingent to the Congo for The long search for peace, and an appendix on UN weapons inspector Peter Dunn for Australia and the “new world order”.

Dr Matthew Glozier, Official Historian of the Australian Air Force Cadets, authored a chapter on the Commonwealth Military Training Team – Uganda for The long search for peace.

Dr Rosalind Hearder, a historian at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, has written an appendix on Gulf War Syndrome for Australia and the “new world order”, and is currently completing another on post-traumatic stress disorder for Protecting and rebuilding (provisional title).

Dr Garth Pratten, a lecturer at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University specialising on strategic command and the Second World War, is currently writing on the Australian deployments to Sierra Leone and Eritrea for Protecting and rebuilding (provisional title).

Miesje de Vogel, lead researcher for the team and doctoral candidate at UNSW Canberra, is currently writing on the Australian deployments to Mozambique for Protecting and rebuilding (provisional title).

Dr Christine Winter, an ARC Future Fellow, has co-authored a policy chapter on the UN in Cyprus for The long search for peace.

Additional research assistance is being provided by Dr Thomas Richardson (UNSW Canberra), Tristan Moss (Australian National University), Margaret Hutchison (Australian National University), and Juliet Schyvens (Australian War Memorial), and has also previously been provided to the team by Dr Meleah Hampton, Kerry Neale, and David Hay.

We have also received the generous support of the following Australian War Memorial volunteers:  David Oner, Ted Fleming, David Nott, Bill Cheeseman, Edward Helgeby, Celia McKew, Joan Magdulski, and Ann Pennhallow.