Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller is Manager of Indonesia and Southeast Asia programs at the University of Queensland’s International Development unit (UQID), where she is responsible for the tender, design, delivery and evaluation of short courses aimed at improving skills for government and private sector personnel from Indonesia. Greta is also engaged in business development activities on behalf of UQ International Development and has a proven record in winning project and consultancy funding. She is a non-resident Research Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and member of a senior advisory group on the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. Greta is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS-UQ).
Greta’s broader research interests include Indonesian civil-military relations, Indonesia-China relations, politico-security developments in Southeast Asia and the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. She has a record of peer-reviewed publications that include: ‘Growing Convergence, Greater Consequence: The Strategic Implications of Closer Indonesia-China Relations’, Security Challenges, (Spring 2011) and ‘Reforming Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry: Ideas, Organization and Leadership’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 35, no. 1 (April 2013). In December 2014, Greta contributed a book chapter titled ‘Strategic Clarity, Political Uncertainty: Prospects for Defence and Security under President Joko Widodo’ in New Perspectives on Indonesia: Understanding Australia's Closest Asian Neighbour, published by the Perth USAsia Centre. She contributes regularly to public policy debate on Indonesian defence and foreign policy issues and continues to consult to universities, government and private sector clients. As an Indonesian specialist, Greta remains active in strategic planning processes and teaching into executive training programs. She continues to peer review articles on Indonesian politico-strategic issues for international journals.