David Connery

Dr David Connery joined ASPI as the Senior Analyst for the Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement Program in August 2013. David comes to us from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he worked on counter-terrorism and international strategic policy. His career experience includes appointments as a Deputy Director of the National Security College at the Australian National University; Director Strategic Analysis in the Department of Defence; and appointments in the Office of National Assessments and Army Headquarters. He is also Deputy Head of the Australian Army History Unit, where his most recent book, Conducting Counterinsurgency: Reconstruction Task Force 4 in Afghanistan, was published in 2011.  David’s PhD from the Australian National University examined crisis policymaking in Australia, and his work involved a comprehensive analysis of the 1999 East Timor crisis.