Official History Researchers

Miesje de Vogel is a doctoral candidate with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (Canberra), focusing on Australian war financing during the Second World War. She has previously worked at the Australian War Memorial on the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping in East Timor and the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations. She has written two chapters on the involvement of the Australian Federal Police, civilian election monitors, and the Australian Army in Mozambique for a forthcoming series publication on Australian peacekeeping commitments in Africa. She is also currently part of the Memorial’s project examining the medical legacies of the Vietnam War, conducting interviews of veterans in the New South Wales and Queensland regions.

Graeme Sligo has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours in History) from the University of NSW, a Bachelor of Laws (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Science (National Security Studies) (National Defence University of Pakistan).  In 2013 he published The Backroom Boys: Alfred Conlon and Army’s Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs, 1942-1946 (Big Sky Publishing, Newport NSW, 2013).  Graeme’s Master’s thesis was on Britain’s management of the North-West Frontier and the Durand Line from 1893 to 1939, and he has also published articles in the proceedings of the Chief of Army’s History Conferences, including on Mesopotamia/Iraq (1918-1932) and on the formation of the Australian Regular Army (1947).  Graeme served in the Australian Army for 36 years, including deployments to East Timor and Iraq, and postings as a Colonel as Defence Attaché (Baghdad, Iraq) and Defence Adviser (Islamabad, Pakistan).

Luke Carroll has a military and public sector background and is a PhD candidate at UNSW Canberra investigating formation level combat effectiveness. Luke is a graduate of the Officer Cadet School Portsea, the Command and Staff College at Quetta in Pakistan and holds degrees from five universities. He has published research findings in the Australian Defence Force Journal, the Australian Army Journal and in the Australian Military History Series. As a Reservist he is the team leader of the Army Oral History Program and has led a joint interagency history and heritage mission to the Middle East. Luke is also a volunteer in the (ACT) State Emergency Service. 

Project Support Officer

Ashleigh Brown is a current PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). She previously worked in Commemoration & Visitor Engagement at the Australian War Memorial, before joining the Official History team in 2016.