My research interests are diverse, traversing the fields of security, development and aid, governance, political geography and international relations. I am particularly interested in understanding the evolving nature of statehood and political agency under conditions of globalisation. I have written extensively on issues of security governance, statebuilding, non-traditional security, risk and risk management, regional governance and Australian development and security policy. My latest book, co-authored with Dr Lee Jones, is Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2015). I received my PhD from the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University in 2009.