Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Dr Adam Lockyer

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Civil wars and insurgencies
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • US politics and foreign policy
  • Australian defence strategy

Biography

Dr Adam Lockyer is a Senior Lecturer in Security 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, Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Teaching

  • PICT838 Civil Wars and Insurgencies 
  • PICT211 Australian Defence and National Security Policy

Available student projects

Dr. Lockyer welcomes PhD, graduate and undergraduate theses that broadly address his research interests identified above.

Publications

Books

Lockyer, Adam, Australia's Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2017). 

Book chapters

Lockyer, Adam and Peter K. Hatemi, "Genetics and Politics: Current Understanding and Future Directions," in Rosemary Hopscroft, (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Biology and Society, (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017), ch. 4.

Journal Articles

Lockyer, Adam and Michael D. Cohen, "Denial Strategy in Australian Strategic Thought," Australian Journal of International Relations, 2017.

Lockyer, Adam, "An Australian Defence Policy for a Multipolar Asia," Defence Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, (2015), 273-289

Lockyer, Adam and Peter K. Hatemi, "Resolving the Difference between Evolutionary Antecedents of Political Attitudes and Sources of Human Variation," Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, No. 3, (2014), pp. 549-568

Lockyer, Adam, "The Logic of Interoperability: Australia's Acquisition of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter", International Journal, Vol. 68., No. 1, (2013), 71-92.

Lockyer, Adam, "How Democracies Exit Small Wars: The Role of Opposition Parties", Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 3, (2012), 381-369.

Lockyer, Adam, "Evaluating Civil Development in Counterinsurgency Operations: The Case for a Field Experiment in Afghanistan", Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 1, (2012), 1-19.

Lockyer, Adam, "Foreign Intervention and Warfare in Civil Wars", Review of International Studies, Vol. 37, No. 5, (2011), 2337-2364.

Lockyer, Adam, "The Dynamics of Warfare in Civil War", Civil Wars, Vol. 12, No. 1&2, (2010), 91-116.

Projects and Grants

Macquarie Research Development Grant (MQRDG) "The Causes of Desertion in Developing Armies: How can foreign powers assist in rebuilding broken security forces?" (2016) worth $48,324

Fulbright Scholarship in US-Australian Alliance Studies at Georgetown University (2015)

SAGE Award for International Scholarship - best article in a Canadian journal from an international contributor (2013)

Boyer Award - best original article published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs in (2012)

Thawley Scholar in International Security (Lowy Institute for International Policy) (2008)

Related websites

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Contact
Phone:  +61 (0) 2 9850 1436
Email: Adam.Lockyer@mq.edu.au
Office location:
Level 2, Building Y3A
Macquarie University NSW 2109