• 39 Citations
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Australian defence strategy, deterrence, sea power, US politics and foreign policy, post-conflict reconstruction, civil wars and insurgency 


A/Prof. Adam Lockyer is an Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Macquarie University. He held the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship in US-Australian Alliance Studies at Georgetown University. Before joining the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, A/Prof. Lockyer was a Research Fellow in Defence Studies at the University of New South Wales. He has also held positions at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, DC, and was the Lowy Institute's 2008 Thawley Scholarship in International Security winner. He also spent four years serving in the Australian Army.

A/Prof. Lockyer has published widely on issues relating to Australian defence strategy, US defence and foreign policy, post-conflict reconstruction, governance and insurgency. His article titled "The Logic of Interoperability: Australia's Acquisition of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter" won the SAGE Award for the best international contribution to a Canadian academic journal in 2013. His article entitled "Evaluating Civil Development in Counterinsurgency Operations" won the prestigious Boyer Prize for best original article published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs in 2012. His most recent book is titled: Australian Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia (Melbourne University Press, 2017)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Adam Lockyer is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 6 Similar Profiles
civil war Social Sciences
warfare Social Sciences
assistance Social Sciences
deterrence Social Sciences
defense policy Social Sciences
guerrilla warfare Social Sciences
national security Earth & Environmental Sciences
evolutionary theory Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2016 2016

Research Outputs 2006 2019

The causes of armed rebellion in Asia

Lockyer, A., 2019, Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. Schreer, B. & Tan, A. T. H. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 14-27 14 p. (Europa Regional Perspectives; no. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


The national security implications of solar geoengineering: an Australian perspective

Lockyer, A. & Symons, J., 3 Sep 2019, In : Australian Journal of International Affairs. 73, 5, p. 485-503 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

national security
security threat
international security

Civil war and insurgency in Asia

Lockyer, A., 5 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. 13, 2, p. 142-154 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Civil War
civil war

Genetics and politics: a review for the social scientist

Lockyer, A. & Hatemi, P. K., 2018, Oxford handbook of evolution, biology, and society. Hopcroft, R. L. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 281-304 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

evolutionary theory
social scientist