Professor of Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Robert Ayson is Professor of Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington where he works closely with the Centre for Strategic Studies. He has also held academic positions with the Australian National University, Massey University and the University of Waikato, and official positions with the New Zealand government as an intelligence analyst and select committee advisor. He is an Honorary Professor with the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College and an Adjunct Professor with the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. Ayson gained his PhD in War Studies as a Commonwealth Scholar at King’s College London and his MA as a Freyberg Scholar to the ANU. His recent writings include Asia’s Security (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).