Scott Burchill is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social and International Studies at Deakin University. Before joining Deakin University in 1990 he was a political officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Indo-china & Europe desks) in Canberra. He has also taught at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Tasmania. Since 1995 he has been a visiting lecturer at the the Peacekeeping Centre at the Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre in Newcastle and the Army Command and Staff College in Queenscliff. In 1999 and 2000 he lectured at the Australian Defence College in Canberra.
His research interests include the theory of International Relations, International Political Economy and Australian foreign policy. He is a frequent contributor to The Age, and a regular commentator on international affairs for ABC Radio & Television, and SBS TV. Most recently he is the author of The National Interest in Theories of International Relations (Palgrave, London 2005) and co-author of Theories of International Relations (3rd ed Palgrave, London 2005).