Sue Thompson

Sue Thompson is Academic Convener and a Senior Lecturer in the National Security College at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Sue has extensive experience in academia, government, the media and the non-government sector. Her research specialisation examines the history of regional cooperation in Southeast Asia during the Cold War with a focus on foreign and defence policy influences in the post-war evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism.

She has conducted extensive fieldwork in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia and has recently published her second sole-authored book on this topic. Dr Thompson’s research has previously been awarded funding by the John F Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, the Eisenhower Presidential Library Foundation and the Gerald Ford Presidential Library Foundation, amongst others.

Prior to joining ANU, Dr Thompson was the research coordinator at the Australian Civil Military Centre, in the Australian Department of Defence, working on complex issues of coordinating civil, military and police personnel in conflict zones, disaster relief missions, post-conflict reconstruction and peacekeeping missions.