Professor of International Relations
School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University


Areas of Expertise
International Affairs, Environment, Climate Change, Non-Traditional Security, Global Governance

Lorraine Elliott is Professor of International Relations in the School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. She has previously held appointment as Reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick in the UK and has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford (Balliol College), the London School of Economics, the Free University of Amsterdam, the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and the University of Sheffield. She is the author or editor of 6 books and more than 80 refereed journal articles, book chapters and working papers in three overlapping areas of endeavour: global governance including the UN system; global and regional (Asia Pacific) environmental politics; and non-traditional security including human security. Her work has been funded by grants from the Australian Research Council, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, the Japan Foundation, the US Institute of Peace and the Canadian Government. Professor Elliott served on the ACUNS Board from 2009 to 2012, and now serves again on the ACUNS Board from 2014-2017. During this time she was a member of the governance committee and the dissertation award committee. She has presented on and chaired panels at the ACUNS annual meetings, contributed to the ACUNS newsletter, been an ACUNS delegate to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and participated in ACUNS-sponsored side-events.

Professor Elliott is also a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and the international advisory board for the One World Trust. She is a Vice President of the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association Asia Pacific region. She also contributes to capacity building and professional development activities for younger scholars, having undertaken such roles in Australia, Indonesia, the UK and Japan including with the European Consortium on Political Research, and the United Nations University.

Recent Publications 
Lorraine Elliott, “Human security, climate change and social resilience”, in Lorraine Elliott and Mely Caballero-Anthony (eds.), Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013).

Lorraine Elliott, “Climate Diplomacy”, in Andrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Lorraine Elliott, “Fighting Transnational Environmental Crime”, Journal of International Affairs, vol. 66, no. 1, (2013)

Recent ACUNS Activity
Chair-Elect, ACUNS Board of Directors

Updated, July 2014