Professor Joanne Wallis

Professor of International Security, University of Adelaide

Professor Joanne Wallis is Professor of International Security and Director of the ‘Security in the Pacific Islands’ research program in the Stretton Institute at the University of Adelaide. Joanne is the author or editor of nine books, including Constitution Making during State Building (CUP 2014), Pacific Power? Australia’s Strategy in the Pacific Islands (MUP 2017), and Girt by Sea: Reimagining Australia’s Security (with Bec Strating; La Trobe UP 2024). Joanne leads the Regional Perspectives Research Project in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Group and partners in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, a Defence Strategic Policy Grant project on Statecraftiness in the Pacific Islands, and an ARC Discovery Project analysing the Australia-New Zealand alliance. Joanne is the editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, on the Advisory Group of AP4D (the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy, and Defence Dialogue), a member of the Advisory Board of Women in International Security-Australia, and an Expert Associate of the National Security College at the Australian National University. Joanne completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge and Masters and Honours degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne. Before academia she was a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters).

Joanne Wallis is an Expert Associate with the ANU National Security College.