Jacinta Carroll is the Director National Security Policy, National Security College, Australian National University.
Jacinta joined the National Security College in August 2017. She is a member of NSC’s Futures Council and works across the NSC’s professional development, policy, and academic programs.
Previously, Jacinta was the inaugural Head of ASPI’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Centre, a position she held since August 2015. Jacinta joined ASPI from the Australian Government where she had held a variety of Senior Executive appointments, and worked in the Department of Defence and the Attorney-General’s Department. Her career experience includes working on national security, counter-terrorism, strategic policy, border security, military operations, campaign planning and scenario development, information management, and international policy with a particular focus on the Middle East and Afghanistan; she has served in Iraq.
Jacinta is a graduate of the Australian National University, has post-graduate qualifications in management from Flinders University, and holds Masters degrees from the University of Sydney and Deakin University. Her Masters theses examined United Nations Peacekeeping, and Asia-Pacific Regional Security. She is a graduate of the Australian Defence College’s Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Graduate School of Management, and serves on a number of boards including the United Service Institute – ACT. She has completed the Defence and Industry Study Course, the Australian Public Sector Management Course and the Middle East Diplomats course at the Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.