Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Brett Peppler

Honorary Fellow

BA, GradDip MngtStudies, GradDip InfoMngt&Analysis, Dip IntelRsch&Analysis, Dip Pers&ResrMngt

Research Interests

  • Decision-making under uncertainty, with an emphasis on blending foresight methods.
  • Intelligence practices, with an emphasis on innovation through cross-disciplinary approaches.
  • Gaming and simulation, with an emphasis on enriching the design of intelligence education.

Biography

Brett Peppler is a professional intelligence officer with almost 40 years of practical experience in the strategic planning, intelligence, futures, and risk domains both in Australia and overseas.  He is an accomplished and innovative educator, trainer, consultant, futurist, manager, analyst, and facilitator, specialising in scenario-based strategic planning, especially in policy settings.  Previously, while in academia, Brett developed the first, fully-articulated post-graduate qualifications for intelligence in Australia, developed and delivered units for post-graduate and advanced degree programs for universities in Australia and overseas, as well as short professional programs for public and private sector executives.

Brett has made a noteworthy professional contribution to the intelligence body of knowledge through his writing, and regular presentations to national and international conferences.  Currently, he is the Research and Intelligence Advisor for Strategic Innovation within a large financial services group.  Brett is a Fellow and Past President of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO), a member and previous Board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), and a member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI).

Publications (selection)

Book Chapters

  • Peppler, C.B. (2009). 'Intelligence Pathologies in Terrorism Analysis', in Doomed to Repeat? Terrorism and the Lessons of History, pp.97-114, Brawley (ed). Washington, D.C.: New Academia Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Peppler, C.B. (2013). 'Stimulating Innovation in Intelligence Practice', Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Vol. 21, No.1, pp.41-51, AIPIO, Canberra.
  • Peppler, C.B. (2014). 'Dealing with the Longer-Term in Intelligence Practice: the application of a foresight approach', Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Vol. 22, No.3, pp.35-51, AIPIO, Canberra.
  • Peppler, C.B. (2015). 'Designing Thought Experiments for Intelligence Practitioners', Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Vol. 23, No.3, pp.38-58, AIPIO, Canberra.

Conference Papers

  • Peppler, C.B. (2013). 'Adapting to the Alternate Futures of Social Media', Address to NSWPF iFocus Conference, Parramatta (6 Nov 13).
  • Peppler, C.B. (2014). 'Learning from the Future: Use of the Longer Term in Intelligence Practice', Address to VICPOL Intelligence Practitioners' Forum, Melbourne (3 April).
  • Peppler, C.B. (2014). 'Exploring Possibility Space', Address to Connections Australia, Melbourne (8 December).
  • Peppler, C.B. (2015). 'Blending foresight techniques with the estimative-warning intelligence function for improved strategic risk management', Address to International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, New Orleans (20 February).
  • Peppler, C.B. (2015). 'The Rise of Collective Intelligence', Address to the 11th Annual IAFIE Conference, Marymount University, Arlington, VA (23 June).
  • Peppler, C.B. (2016). 'Crowdsourcing Intelligence in a Corporate Context - a Yammer experiment', Address to the 12th Annual Conference, Breda, The Netherlands (23 June).
  • Peppler, C.B. (2016). 'Influencing the Executive Decision Maker', Address to AIPIO Intelligence 2016, Brisbane (24 August).

Book Reviews

  • Peppler, C.B. (2015). Book Review: Seeing What Others Don't: The remarkable ways we gain insights by Gary Klein, PhD. Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Vol. 23, No.1, pp.45-47, AIPIO, Canberra.
  • Peppler, C.B. (2016). Book Review: Team of Teams: New rules of engagement for a complex world By General Stanley McChrystal (US Army, retired). Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Vol. 24, No.3, pp.53-55, AIPIO, Canberra.

Brett Peppler

Contact Information:
Phone: (+61 2) 9850 1420
Fax: (+61 2) 6125 9926
Email: Brett.Peppler@mq.edu.au
Office location:
Level 2, Building Y3A
Macquarie University NSW 2109