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The Australian National University

Mr John Gould

BProfStuds, MA, psc(RI), psc-j (RI)
Visiting Fellow and Sessional Academic, SDSC
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: +61 2 6125 9936

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Studies 160604
  • Indonesian Languages 200313
  • Asian Cultural Studies 200202
  • Asian History 210302
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
  • International Relations 160607

Biography

John was a full-time Australian Army Officer for 32 years, serving in the Afghanistan War, and East Timor and Solomon Islands conflicts.  His overseas exchanges included UK-Belize, Malaysia, USA, and three postings in Indonesia.

As a career Special Forces officer he gained first hand experience with early-phase and Special Operations in conflict, Military CT roles in domestic security, and significant defence cooperation and defence diplomacy experience with Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia.

He is a graduate of the Indonesian Army (Seskoad) and Joint (Sesko TNI) Staff Colleges, and Indonesia's National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas).  He speaks Bahasa Indonesia at the advanced level, and basic Tetum.

Academically, John holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies (UNE, 2000) and an MA in Asian Studies (UNSW, 2008).

At ANU's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) John is a visiting fellow, and convenes the undergraduate subject STST1003 'Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security'.

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Updated:  19 August 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers