Dr Jack Bowers

Senior Lecturer, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Studies
College of Asia & the Pacific
T: 6266 0689

Areas of expertise

  • Historical Studies 2103
  • Higher Education 130103
  • Australian Literature (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Literature) 200502

Research interests

Military History - strategy, with particular interest in the interface between war and culture

Higher education - graduate learning, professional military education, learning identities

Australian auto/biography, with particular interests in belonging and estrangement


My areas of interest are classical strategy, moral injury and Professional Military Education.

I am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Further and Higher Education, an international journal concerned with all aspects of higher education, and I review submissions for a range of higher education journals.

After completing my PhD in Australian autobiography at UNSW, I spent nearly a decade in university administration and management at ANU and the University of Tasmania. I returned to academic work in 2013.

Researcher's projects

Currently researching:

(1) reading Thucydides through the lens of Foucault's theories of power and knowledge.

(2) professional military education and learning identities.

Current student projects

PhD project: Command and Leadership at Suvla Bay, 1915.

PhD project: British Strategy in the Iraq War.

Masters project: The Destruction of Art in War.

Masters project: Decision-making, Moral Injury and Strategy.


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